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I’ve been happily married to Darryl since 1989.  I’m also a mom to eight, (born between 1991-2004) and nana to four sweet grand babies.  I had visions of what a great mom I would be.  After almost 3 decades of mothering, I have come to the conclusion that I will NEVER be that mom, but guess what?  It really doesn’t matter because it really isn’t about me..it’s about living the story that GOD has written for our family…the one that reveals just how awesome and faithful HE really is!

I love to encourage parents by sharing some of the clarity that comes with age, experience and sometimes learning things the hard way.   It’s less important that we look a certain way and more important that we parent and homeschool with the big picture in mind and that happens most readily when we learn to SLOW DOWN.  Being unhurried in our parenting and homeschooling allows us the time and space to be much more intentional and even more importantly, allow us to hear God’s heart for our families.

We have homeschooled from the beginning and have graduated five so far.  The oldest two (girls) are married and our 23 year old son graduated from college last year with a bachelor’s degree and 2 minors. He is currently working a software engineer for a company that moves him all over the country.  Our 19 and 20 year old sons are gainfully employed and our 19 year old is currently also enrolled in an apprenticeship program.  After 22+ years of homeschooling, I can tell you now more than ever that home educating is an incredible blessing, but only if you don’t let it hold you hostage to unnecessary expectations and notions of what it “should” look like. One of my favorite things is to help parents think outside the box and homeschool confidently in a way that works for their family!.

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Our family is far from perfect.  Sometimes we disagree and say things we shouldn’t.  We are all learning to give and receive grace daily, but we serve an awesome God who is good ALL THE TIME!  My prayer is simply that you will be inspired, encouraged and free to love and enjoy the unique gift that is YOUR family.  God has GOOD things for you, I can guarantee it!

Thanks so much for being here!