I’ve learned over three decades of work, marriage, and homeschooling is there are seasons in life and just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should. The key is knowing how to live in the season you are in, not the season you wish you were in.
On this blog, I write about parenting, personal development, homeschooling teens, organization, and leadership. There are times I write about something that doesn’t fit the topics I’ve listed.
My goal is to equip women in their calling. One of the ways I do this is by providing practical, relevant content that you can use in your personal and professional life.
My personal goal is to live intentionally with this guiding principle as I have continually sought to balance roles as a wife and business partner, speaker, homeschool expert, consultant, and active volunteer. Through it all, I’ve learned to discover resilience and the joy between the “stop and go’s” of life.
My professional life has included posts as a spokesperson for Fortune 500 companies as well as serving as a director and board member for a non-profit, state homeschool organization – during which I spearheaded the creation of a communications division as part of its rebranding process.
I’ve been blessed to work in the political arena as a senior strategist for a successful U.S. Congressional campaign, coach speakers and run events and retreats, and write and publish a book.
Most recently, I’m working with Social Media Examiner as the Director of First Impressions & Volunteer Relations for Social Media Marketing World and writing my book Parenting beyond the Rules for NavPress Publishers. I love using the gifts and knowledge I’ve learned speaking and coaching to help various executives, brands, and homeschooling companies.
There is a time for all things, just not all at the same time. When God leads, He opens doors.
By far, my proudest achievement, however, is that my husband Tom and I have overcome many challenges of life and almost thirty years of homeschooling to successfully raise five children who love the Lord and excel in their collegiate studies and professions. Some were more significant challenges like overcoming family tragedies or having to muster up the energy and determination to continue homeschooling while bedridden with Lyme disease. Others, like juggling homeschooling older children including two younger ones still in diapers and getting into everything, may have been smaller in scope, yet equally exhausting – emotionally and physically. In either case, I feel blessed that God gave me the grace and wisdom to discover His ‘joy that surpasses all understanding,’ and the endurance to push forward for the purposes he has had for me, in my family and beyond.
Through my website, media appearances and speaking engagements, I share real-life experiences and knowledge with other work-at-home and homeschooling moms to help equip them for their calling. Learning effective presentation skills, how to balance and prioritize the many demands on their time and develop the joyful resilience to effectively deal with setbacks and detours along the way.
Equipping women to fulfill their calling whatever their season of life.