About Me

My husband and I have been married 14 years.  We have one biological son, whom we sent to a private preschool and public kindergarten before deciding to homeschool and be foster parents.  It all sort of happened at the same time, but God had been preparing us for this all along, I believe.

We met at college here in Kentucky and dated off and on, then ended up engaged well before graduation.  My degree is a BS in agriculture and he was a chemist/musician major but now is a Certified Financial Planner, doing what he loves.  I am now a stay-at-home mom, which I love.

I've always loved horses, and have had my bay quarter horse since 2002.  I don't really ride anymore, and keep thinking I should make time for that!  We also have 2 dogs and 4 cats, and sometimes have assorted amphibians or bugs around as well.

I've always loved children, and spent some teenage summers as a camp counselor.  I've worked with different groups of kids at church, and tried my hand a substitute teaching.  I've always been told I would make a great teacher, but the traditional classroom has never felt right to me.  Now I'm teaching my own son, using Ambleside Online's free curriculum and the Charlotte Mason method.

So, down a long, meandering road we went, and now I think we are where we are meant to be.  We have finished a year of homeschooling, which is what this blog is focusing on, and learned a lot about ourselves.  We were foster parents for 3 years, and have seen 20 kids come and go.  We are involved in the Lions Club, our church, and other community organizations.  Its a good place to be, and we have been very blessed.

I hope this blog is helpful and encouraging to you on your homeschooling journey!

Laurke