Heather Idoni, a homeschooling mother, originator of HomeschoolingBOYS and owner of Beloved Books (home of the Sugar Creek Gang audio series), is a speaker on homeschooling topics at conferences and curriculum fairs. Heather edits The Homeschooler’s Notebook, and also manages EasyFunSchool as well as several other websites and homeschooling email groups.
Heather has also been the target of an ongoing campaign by Mimi Rothschild to discredit her for taking a principled stand against Mimi’s notoriously unethical business practices, and now Heather is embroiled in a lawsuit brought against her by Mimi.
A short excerpt (click the link above to read Heather’s post in it’s entirety):
While I was not surprised to be threatened with a lawsuit by Rothschild, I was completely taken aback to find out, by Mimi’s own admission, that (supposedly as a result of my newsletter issue last August), there were at least 4 major homeschool conferences who refused to allow one or more of her companies to be vendors at their major state conventions recently. Some of these she had been admitted to in past years; at least one had already accepted her application and payment. I have never spoken or had any correspondence personally with any of these decision makers — I can only believe that they made their decisions based on what they read independently on the Internet; heartrending stories of despair and desperation from Christian homeschooling families who realized, too late, that they had been taken.
So now, glory to God, I get to go to court!
Heather’s original Homeschool Fraud Alert, August 13, 2009.