Check out our awesome contributors!
Each contributor is at a different places in their homeschool journey. They all have different talents and challenges. I consider them all my friends and mentors 🙂
Kristen writes about cheerfully living on less on her blog,The Frugal Girl. She works hard to create a happy life on a budget for her husband and four kids, and is passionate about simplicity, photography, homeschooling, eco-friendly living, and Jesus.
Lee Binz is The HomeScholar. Her mission is “helping parents homeschool high school.” Lee and her husband, Matt, homeschooled their two sons from elementary through high school. Upon graduation, both boys received four-year, full-tuition scholarships from their first-choice universities. This enables Lee to pursue her dream job: encouraging parents as they homeschool their children through high school. Her free mini-course “The 5 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make When Homeschooling High School” is a great introduction to high school essentials. Her free newsletter provides monthly encouragement and support. Her homeschool transcript solution teaches parents how to create high school transcripts for every homeschool style. You can get a daily dose of high school help at her blog,The HomeScholar Helper. You will find Lee online at www.TheHomeScholar.com and on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.
Nancy Sathre-Vogel is a modern-day nomad who wanders the globe in search of adventure and beads. Along with her husband and children, she spent many years teaching school in various countries, and then spent four years living and traveling on bikes. Now, she lives in Boise, Idaho encouraging others to head out and live their dream.
Natalie is wife of 20 years to Joe and home-educating mother to nine She is the founder of Visionary Womanhood Gatherings in the Twin Cities, Minn., area, administrator of the Visionary Womanhood blog, author of Visionary Womanhood Gatherings: A Family Strengthening Mentorship Tool for Women and Maidens, co-author of The Heart of Simplicity: Foundations for Christian Homemaking, contributing writer for Keeper of the Home, and owner of Apple Valley Natural Soap. You can hear an interview with her on Kevin Swanson’s Generations With Vision radio program.
Carlie has been a blessed stay-at-home, homeschoolin’ mama since 2001 to her three precious gifts she calls “children.” She is a proud Army wife who has been married to the love of her life, Michael, since June 2000. In her free time she enjoys family activities, photography, reading, writing, teaching, and being outdoors. You can find her any time of day or night on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+ and at her blog, So You Call Yourself A Homeschooler?
Lorilee is a writer, God-seeker, intentional wanderer, wife, and mom. You can find out more about her at Loving Simple Living. She would love to meet and connect onTwitter,Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest. She is the author of 321 Stop – stop running and start living.
Liz is a career oriented material girl turned debt free homeschooling housewife. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Keith, and together they have three young boys with another baby due in December. She loves Jesus and strives to love others as He loved her and teach her children that same lesson. She is just starting out in her journey of homeschooling, but wouldn’t have it any other way. She loves blogging, fishing, being with her boys, and watching the Today Show. Find her at The Hesitant Housewife.
Jill is a wife, mom of four lovelies (ages 9 to newborn), writer, reader, & practical homemaker. She loves vintage things, bookstores, blank paper, and the smell of her baby’s breath. She is married to a self-employed dreamer and together they make a homemade life along a river in rural Wisconsin. Jill writes at: tinyandsmall.wordpress.com or find her on Facebook.
Stephanie Langford has a passion for encouraging homemakers who want to make healthy changes, and carefully steward all that they’ve been given. She has written three books geared to helping families live more naturally and eat real, whole foods, without being overwhelmed, without going broke, and through successful meal planning. Together she runs a music school with her handsome husband, is mama and teacher to 4 little ones, and she is the editor and author of Keeper of the Home.
Heidi Scovel documents Living Lovely at her blog, Mt. Hope Chronicles. There she celebrates (in words and images) her journey as wife, homeschooling mother of three rambunctious boys and a darling girl, photographer, book collector, sentence diagrammer, and lover of the little things.
Heather Sanders is a leading homeschooling journalist who inspires homeschooling families across the nation. Married to Jeff, Heather lives in the East Texas Piney Woods and homeschools her three children, Emelie, Meredith, and Kenny.
Wendy lives in the South with her wonderful hubby and 3 great kiddos! She is a Christian, homeschooling, work-from-home mom. She and Scott were high school sweethearts and have been married for more than 20 years. Her oldest child (age 17) has autism, and Wendy began homeschooling her at age 2. Her son (age 15) is a typical teenage boy and would rather do anything than school! Her youngest child (age 9) is a little social butterfly and people lover. Wendy loves reading and quilting and will hopefully return to scrapbooking some time soon. You can visit her personal blog at Homeschooling Blessings and at her homeschool site, Hip Homeschool Moms where she is co-owner and social media director.
Teri Helms is the mother of 5 fabulous boys, ranging in age from 23 to 10. She is extremely grateful for one incredible husband! Her family lives in Southern California. The Helms have home educated all of their children since birth and believe that education prepares you for your real vocation and calling in this life, rather than simply securing a job. Teri blogs three days a week at TommyMom where she celebrates her family culture while keeping it real and richly humorous; as well as highlighting leadership, its tenets and principles, and individuals practicing it effectively. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest Through all of this, she hopes to communicate that people are worth more than anything else, that anyone willing to invest in relationships can do this, and that freedom is a gift.
Tabitha Philen, known as “Penny” to her readers at www.MeetPenny.com, is a saved by grace wife to one terrific husband and homeschooling mother to 4 amazing children, ages 8 years old and under with the oldest having an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Tabitha recently released her first ebook, Advanced Penny Pinching, in which she shares very practical tips for cutting your grocery expenses with or without coupons.
Bambi is a simultaneous Saint and sinner, redeemed and justified by the blood of Jesus. She has been the helpmeet to her highschool sweetheart for eighteen years and they have eight arrows they are sharpening, ages seventeen to infant. Bambi spends her days managing a busy, joyous and LOUD household. She enjoys homeschooling, reading storybooks in a rocking chair, keeping the pantry stocked, changing diapers to the glory of God, and a million other duties she wouldn’t trade for the world. Bambi blogs about God’s beautiful design for womanhood in marriage, motherhood and family discipleship on her blog, In the Nursery of the Nation. She also has a home business selling Lilla Rose hair accessories.
Marcy spent nearly 15 years as an Ob nurse, sometimes juggling homeschooling with the job she calls her first ministry. Grateful that her main ministry today is at home. She has been married to Tom for 15 years, and is the proud momma to Ben. Her homeschool style is delight-directed (just a hair shy of unschooling), using mostly unit studies, and greatly influenced by Charlotte Mason’s love of living books. If she ever writes a book herself, it’s likely to be entitled, Homeschooling by the Field Trip Method. Although Marcy resides in Kentucky, she loves to travel wherever and whenever given the opportunity (more research for that book!). You can find Marcy blogging at Ben & Me.
Carisa is a homeschooling mom of 3; currently ages 10, 6, and 3. She is also a full time inner city missionary living in one of America’s toughest neighborhoods along with her husband. They have lived and served in this area for over 8 years with no plans to leave. She writes at 1+1+1=1 where she gives readers a behind the scenes look at her family and how homeschooling works for them.
Joy is the wife of Jeff and mom to three more J’s — Jaden, Jerah, and Joely.
She and her husband have been homeschooling their children since 2005, when their children were 3, 6, and 8. Joy works from home as a web/graphic designer (http://fivejsdesign.com) and homeschool blogger (http://fivejs.com), and spends what little free time she has with her nose buried in a good book.
Joy’s motto for parenting, homeschooling, and even business is “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” And that’s what FiveJs.com is all about — teaching our children to “fish.”
Megan and her amazing husband, along with their four young sons live in Washington State. As often as possible, she and her boys spend their time away from the table, learning with a very hands-on approach. They love unit studies, science experiments, great books and especially the outdoors. Megan enjoys reading, creating unit studies, sharing her faith in God, writing about what matters, loves taking pictures of her family playing together outside and even revels in getting messy with her boys. She writes about all this and more at House of the Rising Sons. She can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
Toni is the founder of TheHappyHousewife.com, co-founder of SavvyBlogging.net, and a consultant for Savings.com. When she isn’t helping others become better managers of their homes, she loves spending time with her family, homeschooling her kids, and exercising.
Mandi Ehman lives in wild, wonderful West Virginia with her husband of ten years and four beautiful, spunky little girls. As a full-time work-at-home, homeschooling mom, she runs Life Your Way, a site that blends intentional and creative living, and Jungle Deals & Steals, where it’s all Amazon, all the time. Find her on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram.
Danielle is a born and raised, big-city Southern California girl that has been joyfully transplanted into a beautiful small town in Southern Montana! She’s married to her stud of a high school sweetheart and together they’re raising three handsome, rough and tumble young men. Their family loves the Lord and feel like homeschooling is just one of the many ways they have endeavored to give their whole lives to Christ. Danielle loves to read and doesn’t go anywhere without her Kindle! She also loves to cook, organize, hike in beautiful weather and spend entirely too much time playing with all things tech-ish. Danielle also harbors a fairly new-found love of all things DIY!
Kerry has worked with moms, teachers & homeschoolers the past 30 years. She wants to help you in your homeschool endeavors. Whether you are a newbie or have experience in homeschooling, she wants to share fun activities to use in your homeschooling, and encourage you in what God is teaching her. You can get her free ebook,Everything You Want to Know About Homeschooling right here: http://HowToHomeschoolMyChild.
Kerry has graduated 3 kids who still live in their home town. As an empty nester, Kerry enjoys meeting with young moms to encourage them in raising, educating and encouraging their own kids. She also has a strong desire to show families ways to give children a love of learning. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, scrapbooking, quilting and visiting with her friends. Did I say she enjoys food? You can connect with Kerry at any of these places: Blog, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.
Nicole – a transplanted Brit cross South African, technically a lily white African American with an accent. Retired marketing expert with the gift of the gab, capable of huge $ fundraising & penchant for decorating homes across the globe.
Now offering unlimited advice in infertility, adoption, transracial families and parenting. Married to my soulmate, an atheist, because I suspect he fears an afterlife with me. Liberal Christian homeschooling Mama of two blog fodder providing cherubs by day.
Writer at heart. Tweeter by compulsion. Blogger by night. Also on Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
Leo Babauta is a simplicity blogger & author. He created Zen Habits, a Top 25 blog (according to TIME magazine) with 260,000 subscribers, mnmlist.com, and the best-selling books focus, The Power of Less, and Zen To Done.
Babauta is a former journalist of 18 years, a husband, father of six children, and in 2010 moved from Guam to San Francisco, where he leads a simple life.