"How long have you been homeschooling?"
I have been homeschooling for, let me see, 14 years. I am still learning and hope to improve my homeschool. I take it one year at a time.
"How many children do you have?"
I have 8 children, ranging from 3 years to 16 years. My 16 year old will be completing high school (scary and exciting on all different levels) and will be taking a gap year to pursue internships and work experience before entering a university. My 3 year old hopes to join the ranks alongside his 5 year old brother in preschool/kindergarten.
"What teaching style do you like best? Charlotte Mason, Traditional, Eclectic, etc."
At first, I was traditional in my teaching methods. Then, the classical method inspired me. I also read about the Charlotte Mason method and really liked what I learned. I have used unit studies, lapbooks, notebooking, dictation, copywork, online courses, and love them all. I don't use all these techniques every year, but I mostly rely on Notebooking, dictation, and copywork, with some online courses for my high schoolers, and consider myself more "classical mason eclectic" style.
"Why did you start homeschooling?"
I started with a preschool curriculum with my eldest child and then registered my child into a Catholic christian home study program for kindergarten. At first, I wanted to be the person my child was most influenced by. I wanted to see the lightbulb turn on when she began to read or see the smiles of succeding in adding and subtracting numbers. Over the years with more blessings of children, our "why" became bigger than my desire to witness our children's growth and learning. Our reason grew to instill a Christian worldview into our children, which remains a big "why" in our homeschooling today.