Carolyn Dekat is a homeschooling mom and freelance writer living in Oklahoma City with her husband and two sons. Her writing credits include several homeschooling articles published both online and for a variety of journals and newsletters across the US. Under her alias as Word_Countess, she hosts a weekly writing workshop for MSN's women's community, WomenCentral and has several writing articles online as well. She also enjoys writing essays, short fiction and children's stories. Visit her site . Copyright Carolyn Dekat 1998. Reprinted with permission.