Fresh Start

Written by Lydia Benedict.

Three years ago, my family and I left the hustle and bustle of the Northeast for the slower-paced south. We traded in our half-acre lot a half mile from Long Island Sound for 20 acres amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Since then, I have hired a builder and helped design a school house. I teach my four children full-time and have hired tutors to assist. I have created my own school curriculum and schedule for each child. I am the teacher, the principal, and the curriculum coordinator all in one.