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Over the past few years, two words have gradually come to summarize my philosophy as a wife, mom, friend, home educator, and individual: Humility and Doxology. 

You can read more about what I mean by “humility and doxology” here.

Let me introduce myself

My beloved and my friend

My husband, John, and I have been married almost 14 years.  We fell in love over intense theological debates, lots of late night phone calls (we were long-distance for a while), and hours spent praying together.  He’s literally tall, dark, and handsome, and I am still totally twitterpated.27624867_10155165596172109_1480354482445892295_o

The family

We are also both second-generation homeschoolers, and are currently homeschooling our 5 children by grace alone.  Our oldest son is 13, we have three daughters in the middle (ages 11, 8, and 6), and another son turning the corner from toddlerhood into the preschool years.

We follow primarily a classical approach (here you can read more about my thoughts about teaching and education).  We enjoy going textbook-free when possible, and we prefer to begin the day with morningtime and end it with family worship.

Moms are people, too

I love reading. I love coffee.  I’ve persevered through 3 half-marathons and several 5K races.  I like weight-training classes and cycling classes at the YMCA mainly because I have very little discipline or inclination to push myself when working out on my own. 😉

I visit the library so often they know us all by name.  I constantly have an overly-ambitious stack of books I want to read.

My favorite scent comes when opening an old book.  And when drinking coffee.  Did I mention I love coffee?

I love Hamilton the Musical, Jane Austen, and Shakespeare.  The Iliad of Homer is a favorite, but I get too mad at Odysseus to really enjoy the Odyssey.

I tend to have very strong reactions and opinions about fictional characters.  Is that bad?

At the heart of it all, though, I get super excited about the Gospel.  The perfect obedience of Christ on my behalf, His sacrificial atoning death for me, and His glorious seat at the right hand of God with a promise to come again fill me with faith, hope, and peace.27368554_10155165595527109_8991767161506269802_o.jpg

I’d love to get to know you

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