I’ve been happily married to Darryl since 1989. I’m also a mom to eight, (born between 1991-2004) and nana to six sweet grandbabies. I had visions of what a great mom I would be. After 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 and follow God’s heart for our families.
We have homeschooled from the beginning and have graduated seven so far. The oldest two (girls) are married and our 26-year-old son graduated from college three years ago with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and 2 minor degrees. He is currently working as a software engineer. Our 23, 22, and 20-year-old sons are also gainfully employed in the trades, tech, etc. After 25+ 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 families!
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!
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