I’m Sarah Wamuhiu, the creator of Homeschool Maximus.  I’m passionate about helping homeschool mamas find peace, joy and confidence in their homeschooling journey. 

I’m a second generation homeschooler.  I grew up on a farm in Northern New York, near the Canadian border and close to the setting for Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved book, Farmer Boy.   

Always academically ambitious, I graduated from high school just after my 16th birthday.  I spent the summer in Malawi, and moved to Kenya with my parents the following spring.  I lived in Kenya there off and on for the next 11 years.  I attended a year of Bible College in the states, before heading back to Kenya for an internship.  While there I contacted chicken poxes and ended up staying in Kenya where I spent the next 2 ½ years attended and then graduating from a rural Kenyan High School. 

When ethnic clashes broke out in our area following a national election, we were forced to flee to Nairobi.  There I pursued an new found interest in journalism, writing for WORLD magazine, Kenya’s Nation newspaper and working as a photographer for various ministries.  I left Kenya briefly to attend World Journalism Institute in NYC.  On my return to Kenya, I met and fell in love with William, a handsome sound engineer at our church. 

14 months later we were married and 11 months after that our son, Benji was born.  To support our family, Billy and I spent 4 years running a photography business in Kenya. 

In 2013, we decided to move to the USA.  We eventually settled in Chattanooga, TN and added Abbie to our family.  Billy is currently a commercial truck driver, while I direct my passion for education, research and writing into providing our children with a high quality education at home. 

For as long as I can remember, I have had a passion for research and writing. Here at Homeschool Maximus, I’m excited to combine my everyday life of homeschooling with these passions and help other mamas create a great homeschool experience for their family.