So I told you the other day that I don’t want to leave the illusion that I’m really doing it all, because I can’t! And remember I told you we’re adding a team of writers around here to add more richness, recipes, fun and encouragement? I have to say, this is an amazing team!
Between them, they have lots of children and none, typical and special needs, adopted and homegrown. Some have beautiful marriages grown from ashes, and others will share about singleness. Some homeschool and some do not. But there is one thing they all have in common: this is a group of women who love the Lord deeply, love their families and love encouraging other moms. They have all been in the valleys and on the mountains, and they all have a story to share. I hope you’ll go check out their blogs today and get to know them a bit. Many of them have written a post about their “every day” just for you, and I know you’ll be blessed! And without further adieu, I’m excited to introduce:
Amber Oliver writes about homemaking and eclectic homeschooling from deep in the heart of Texas at her blog, Classic Housewife. A daughter of God, wife, and mother of three very different children, Amber loves to write, encourage, and help others. Blogging and social media have become tools through which she can use her talents for the glory of God. As a busy homeschool blogging mom, Amber depends on God daily (and also coffee and chocolate.) Amber’s main goal is to help her children find God’s fingerprints through all of creation, learning and life. Read more about Amber’s every day here.
Amy Wyler blogs under the name, Gigi, at Gigi’s Place. Happily married for 17 years, and homeschooling my 7 children, she has a huge heart for wives, mothers and women alike. Being raised in a society that promotes perfectness and pride, I encourage women that superwoman has left the building… and in her place stands a woman with a heart after God. Through my love of social media, she hopes to encourage you all from her Little Red house, where I live , love and do life! Read more about Amy’s every day here!
Candace Crabtree is “just a messed up mama in need of God’s fresh, new mercies daily ~ moment by moment!” She and her family live in East Tennessee where we homeschool our 3 children ages 11, 10 and 8yrs. In addition to homeschooling and blogging, we love our church family, reading great books, visiting the mountains close by and doing lots of arts & crafts. Read more about Candace’s every day here!
Cheryl Pitt has been homeschooling since 2001. She is currently raising and educating five children. Cheryl is an avid social media user with a heart for strong family values and the companies that promote them. Sensing a need to help establish homeschool bloggers online and support family-friendly business, Cheryl created the 2:1 Conference. 2:1 is a faith based conference for homeschooling parents active in blogging and social media. Read more about Cheryl’s every day here!
Christin Slade has a heart to encourage and equip women in aspects of discipleship, marriage, mothering, writing, blogging, and community. Her biggest ministry is to her family and she realizes how beautiful, hard, overwhelming, and exhausting mothering can be. Her passion is to encourage mothers who need a challenge or a lift of encouragement (or both). She has been married 13 years and has 7 children. Read more about Christin here.
Crystal Brothers is a daughter of the one true King, wife to a forest ranger, and homeschooling mama to 2 rambunctious little boys. She is so thankful for God’s grace and that His mercies are new every morning. She blogs at Serving Joyfully, where it is her goal to encourage and equip women to serve God and their families with a joyful spirit. Read about Crystal’s every day here!
Dana White blogs daily as “Nony” (short for aNONYmous) at A Slob Comes Clean. She tells the completely honest (and never-ending) story of her personal deslobification journey. As she finds ways to keep her house in order, she shares cleaning and organizing strategies that work in real life. Read more about Dana here!
Durenda Wilson is brand new to the blogging world, because she has been very busy the last 22 years raising 8 children and loving her awesome husband of 24 years. Her two oldest daughters just got married last year and she is about to become a grandma for the first time! With still a half dozen kids at home, five of whom are boys, life is truly never dull. She loves making good food for her family and living life on 21 acres. She enjoys meaningful conversation over a good cup of coffee. With many years of marriage, parenting and homeschooling under her belt, she decided (with encouragement from her friends) it was time to share simply what God has graciously shared with her. Read more about Durenda’s every day here!
Heather Haupt is a homeschool graduate now in the trenches homeschooling her own 4 children, she is passionate about being intentional, about cultivating relationship with the Lord and preparing to launch her children into whatever kingdom work God has for them! Learning is a grand adventure and a rich experience when we stop trying to replicate ‘school at home’ and embrace a home where we learn. Because of that, she likes to bring in a dialogue rich, literature heavy, hands-on element to all their learning adventures! She’s also the author of The Ultimate Guide to Brain Breaks. Read more about Heather’s every day here!
Kris Bales blogs at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers, and is a homeschooling mom to three amazing kids and wife to her unbelievably supportive husband. She enjoys photography, running, and drinking sweet tea. Read more about Kris here.
LaToya Edwards is a single, homeschooling mom of two bouncing boys. She lives for the quiet moments of the day which are few and far between with two rambunctious young men running around the house. She strives each day to life fully for God and although she often falls short she is determined to stay the course. She wants to encourage women to follow God’s direction for their lives no matter the circumstances. Read more about LaToya here.
Lauren Mirecki is a saved-by-grace, failing-forward, wife and graduated homeschool student turned homeschooling mom of 4 residing in Ontario, Canada. She is passionate about teaching my children the truth of God’s word through how He is teaching her, our school lessons and experiences as a family. Her days are best spent together with her family, at home, or in the outdoors, learning how to be more creative, serving and encouraging others, and striving to see and give all glory to God. Read more about Lauren’s every day here.
MacKenzie Monroe loves to share all about her bold little life as a mama, homemaker, homeschooler and doula (on the side), living in the country- which is quite the adventure for that very suburban girl! She jokes with her friends and family that she is a hippy in disguise- underneath her preppy exterior she’s all crunch! Read more about MacKenzie here.
Marianne Sunderland has been married to her husband, Laurence, since 1991. She is a homeschooling mother of eight lively children ages 3 to 22. Marianne is passionate about encouraging families to discover and nurture their children’s God-given gifts and talents, in and outside of the classroom. She also encourages women to joyfully love and serve their families. Her varied experiences homeschooling through difficult times and with kids who learn differently has taught her much about learning how to trust fully in God for her family and homeschool. Marianne’s blog, Abundant Life, provides weekly articles on faith, family and homeschooling that will bless and encourage you. Read more about Marianne here.
Marcy Crabtree 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 16 years, and is 12-year-old Ben’s proud momma. Her homeschool style is delight-directed with lots of unit studies, lapbooks and notebooks. She is greatly influenced by Charlotte Mason’s love of living books and the Principle Approach method of homeschooling. If she ever writes a book herself, it’s likely to be titled “Homeschooling by the Field Trip Method.” Read more about Marcy here.
Marlene Griffith is a wife to an amazing husband and a mom to three kiddos. Her days as spent homeschooling their kiddos in-between hugs and snuggles. In her not so spare time she enjoys crafting, painting (canvas not wall), catching up on the latest beauty and fashion trends, or just relaxing with a cup of coffee and a good book. She loves the Lord and is passionate about living life diligently for Him in everything she does. Read more about Marlene here.
Melissa Crabtree is a girl learning to rest in grace as she lives out this every day journey, thankful for the simple things. She’s been married to her best friend for 14 years and a mama for 11. She’s a homeschool mom working as a VA, social media manager and webmaster who loves reading and drowning in really loud praise music. Melissa writes about her infertility journey, adoption story, life with food allergies and joy in all that on Finding Joy in the Journey. Read about Melissa’s every day here.
Sierra St. John is first a Daughter of the King and second, the second daughter to Jay and Heidi St. John. Blessed beyond compare, the Lord has surrounded me with amazing people I not only have the privilege to call family, I get to grow and work alongside them for the Kingdom. I am a writer, designer, photographer, musician, bilinguist and traveler blessed with amazing opportunities to learn and grow and am continually humbled by the love and guidance from my Savior. Read more about Sierra here.
Stef Layton is a home educator, grace seeker, joke slinger, and encourager. She shares tactile tips, intentional parenting and faith focused posts at Educating Laytons. Read more about Stef’s every day here.
Now if that team of women isn’t something to be excited about, I don’t know what is! Join us as we journey together, busy moms!