Morgan Miller teaches social studies to her 7-year-old twins, Hadley and Thatcher, on their family farm in Leitchfield while their dog Murphy looks at the window. “I read multiple books on homeschooling, talked with other homeschool moms, and prayed a lot about our decision,” Morgan says.
Morgan’s father-in-law, Harold Miller, and mother-in-law, Becky Miller, and her husband, Isaac, gather to discuss Harold’s campaign for mayor of Leitchfield. Morgan manages social media for the campaign. The family chicken, Death Wish, is so named because he’s always escaping Murphy the dog, who loves to catch and eat chickens.
Morgan teaches her son Thatcher math at their family farm, The Farm in Leitchfield. The Farm has been in their family over 200 years. Morgan says, “Right now my priority is my family and children.”
Hadley feeds the chickens she is helping to raise with her twin brother, Thatcher. “We use our farm on a daily basis with homeschooling,” Morgan says. “We have instruction time outside.”
Part of Miller family homeschooling is learning to cook, one of Thatcher’s favorite things to do. He scrambles eggs from the chickens he and Hadley raise. Morgan taught them to cook a few months before having her second set of twins, Anna and Hudson.
Homeschooling has helped create a special bond between Hadley and Thatcher. Thatcher has dyslexia, and every week his grandmother, Becky, helps him with a specialized reading program. Thatcher supports Hadley who is frustrated with a science activity.
Teaching life skills is a big part of Morgan’s homeschool program with her twins Hadley and Thatcher. Both mom and children multitask as they flow throughout their home. While Thatcher studies school work, Hadley helps mom with the babies.
Thursday night is Isaac’s night to care for the children while Morgan attends the Grayson County Library board meeting. His Thursday night ritual with the children is going for walks, playing games and making dinner together.
For Morgan, it’s important to be a part of the community and to use resources that can have a positive impact on her children. She is on the Board of Directors at the Grayson Country Library and is redesigning the children’s area in the library.