About Me

I'm a mom, a wife, a Christian, a thinker (when I am able to think), an extrovert, a recycler, and someone who cares deeply about people. I have 3 kids (ages 5, 7, and 9), a husband (we've been married almost 12 years), and a 4 year old puppy.

We homeschool.  My oldest daughter is finishing fourth grade and my 7 year old is finishing second.  I was a public school teacher before I started homeschooling, so we do use a lot of public school curriculums.  Often people will say to me that it must be easier to homeschool because I have a master's degree in education.  It isn't!  In some ways, it is much harder!  I have to let go of the ways that schooling is done in a classroom, because it doesn't always work at home.  Teaching my children to learn without the peer pressure that naturally exists in a classroom has been a very challenging and often frustrating thing for me.

Homeschooling isn't easy and people will often ask me why we do it.  The answer I give is that it is because we feel we can give them the best education we can by homeschooling them.  

When I blog, I often share what I think and feel convicted about everything from parenting to politics.

So, I thought it would be wise to post what I believe.  I am a Christian.  I believe the Gospel.  I believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God and that it is the Truth.  

Ephesians 2:8
For it 
is by grace you have been savedthrough faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

We do attend a PCA church (Presbyterian Church in America) and are reformed in doctrine.  Why does this matter a lot to me?  Because I don't believe that I was saved by God because of anything I did.

My husband and I feel very strongly about living purposefully, so we really think through how we raise our children.  We do shelter them--all parents are called to protect their children--but we do not hide them from the world.

I suppose there are many other things I could say, but I should probably stop for now, before I start rambling! =)