The Duggar family of Arkansas have competition for the largest homeschooling family in the country.
- Ann Arbor News, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 14 May 2006, Mom juggles home, schooling, nuturing for 17
The mother of 17 children – 11 still living at home, Sharp finds comfort in the fast-paced traffic that will, in time, transition into a home school run in the Ann Arbor family’s living room.
Morning has always been her favorite time to watch her children. There is an innocence about them when they first wake up, she says. She loves the moments when she can sit in a recliner, snuggling under an afghan with two of her daughters, running her hands through their hair.
At age 45, Linda Sharp is full-time caregiver and educator. She hasn’t worked outside of the home since the first year she and husband, Ken, an electrician, were married.