I’ve learned over two and a half decades of work, marriage, and homeschooling is that there are seasons to 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 really 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. Most recently, I’ve been building communities as a Speaker Relations and Events Manager for Apologia Educational Ministries as well as consulting for 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 21 years of homeschooling to successfully raise 5 children who love the Lord and excel in their collegiate studies and professions. Some were bigger 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 2 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 my experiences and knowledge with other work-at-home and homeschooling moms to help equip them in 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.