As a private school teacher, with public school educated children, Betsy recently had an opportunity to homeschool her kids during a transitional move from San Diego, California to Halifax, Nova Scotia. With a bachelor and master’s degree in education and as a homeschool educator, she saw value in each mode of schooling. Knowing she did not have the time nor the resources to start her own school, The Extra School Mom came about as a way to support other parents and give them “extra” ideas and opportunities to work with their children on academics at home. Her goal is to make “extra” schoolwork engaging, enriching and to empower parents to be proactive and involved with their child’s education.