Meet the Fabulous Managing Your Blessings Writing Team!

MYB Contributing Writers

Meet The Founder

Carlie MYB BioCarlie Kercheval is a happily married stay-at-home homeschoolin’ momma. She and her college sweetheart have been blessed with 3 precious children to raise while traveling the world as a military family. Carlie is the founder of Today’s Frugal Mom, Managing Your Blessings and So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler?. She is also the co-author of the Learning to Speak Life™ family Bible studies. When she is not busy enjoying her family and the great outdoors, you can typically find her cozied up somewhere with a good book. You can connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Meet The Fabulous Contributors

Alisha MYB bio picAlisha Gratehouse is a minister’s wife, the mother of three awesome kids, a fitness coach, and a mixed-media artist. Her days are filled with writing, creating, homeschooling, drinking tea, and encouraging others to live abundant and satisfying lives (John 10:10). She believes that everyone has a God-given purpose to fulfill, and that in order to fulfill that purpose, they must follow the passions and desires the Lord has placed in their hearts. Alisha blogs at Flourish and Alisha Gratehouse Designs. You can also connect with her via Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

amanda f mybAmanda Farris is a wife to her super hero hunk of a husband and a mother to 3 little kiddos. She is a teacher/coach who hung up her coaching whistle after she got promoted to motherhood. She is a runner who loves all things sports and outdoors. Amanda loves early morning traveling, long coffee chats with her husband, and fresh flowers on her table. She appreciates good puns and analogies and has a great talent of unintentionally becoming over-busy (that’s a bad thing). So she is constantly reevaluating her life priorities which keeps her on her toes and helps her to live life passionately and deliberately. You can find her occasionally blogging at

Amy s bio picFueled by a little bit of coffee and a whole lotta Jesus, Amy Schuff is a homeschooling mom of three, a wife of over 13 years and a natural light family photographer in Sacramento, CA. In the quest to forever find balance with all the hats she wears, she has focused on an unschooling or “beyond school” approach in teaching her children. You can visit Amy on her blog where she writes about passions dear to her heart, whether it be her kids, homeschooling, photography, or her faith.

angela z mybAngela resides on the rolling hills of the Palouse in Eastern Washington with the men in her life.  She has been married to her wonderful husband, Juan, since August 2000. Together they are blessed to have three amazing little boys.  She is a licensed clinical social worker, turned stay-at-home mom and over the past two years has been teaching people how to use essential oils for all natural health care.  In her free time (um, what free time!) she enjoys spending time with family and friends, worshiping, reading and studying, baking, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, and teaching. You can find more about her at:

Jennifer SYCYAH bioJennifer Lambert is a displaced Southern belle. Amidst desperate attempts to balance her various roles as an Air Force wife, home educator, writer, editor, and teacher of marriage and child training…she seeks daily dumptruck loads of God’s grace. She shares her heart and passions at her personal blog and her family’s homeschooling journey at Royal Little Lambs. Also, visit her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Managing Your BlessingsKela Nellums is an abundantly loved wife, home-educating momma of 6, mom-in-law and blissfully a grandma. Kela is the founder of Pursuing What Is Excellent.  She writes about marriage, family, faith and home education. Her favorite things are consuming copious amounts of coffee, reading, singing, playing family games and traveling. Kela can also be found on Facebook, Pinterest , and Twitter.

Lyn P SYCYAH bioLyn Parker began writing in elementary school where she found her passion for creating worlds where she would like to live and travel. Her desire to write was put on hold as she began to raise and homeschool her eight children and has graduated four of those students through homeschooling. Lyn resumed writing in 2005 when she decided to return to college. She graduated in 2008 from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and a minor in writing. The passion the Lord has given her has been the motivation Lyn needed to pursue writing her first three-book Christian fiction series (due to be published in April!). She currently homeschools two children in 5th grade, a 7th grader, a high school sophomore, and a high school senior (graduating in May!). Lyn, her husband and six of her children reside in northern Colorado. You can connect with her on her blog and Facebook.

megan MYBMegan and her amazing husband, along with their four young sons live in the beautiful state of Washington. She is a homeschooling mom who shares in her family’s very active and adventurous approach to life. As often as possible, she and her family spend their time outdoors exploring and discovering the beauty of God’s creation. Megan is passionate about encouraging moms in their faith, is inspired by others willing to share their real-life stories and finds joy in the everyday of Motherhood. She writes about all this and more at Devotional Motherhood. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

rebekahRebekah and her husband make their home together in Pennsylvania. She is a homeschooling mother to their three children, including one with special needs. She is fiercely in love with Jesus first, and then her husband and family. Her hobbies include drinking coffee, spending time with her family, knitting, writing, and fellowship with friends. She has followed her God-given call to writing, to encouraging, and to offering support to women in their various roles. She offers encouragement for real life, and a place of respite for when life becomes overwhelming. She shares her perspective on everyday life because it’s in the realities of life that common bonds are found. You can find her blog at

renee mybRenée Gotcher is a wife, writer, entrepreneur & home-educating mother of three daughters: Audrey, Claire and Elise. She has been married almost 19 years to her best friend Kenny, whom she met while attending Oral Roberts University in the early 90s. A former technology journalist, Renée is currently editor of NextGen Homeschool and blogs on personal topics at A New Chapter . Her family lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.

sunu bio picSchool teacher turned internet marketing consultant, Sunu Philip is a Certified SEO Specialist. She founded “Clothed in Scarlet” to help women discover their unique God-given strengths and turn their talents into profits online. She is also the author of 31 Days to Start an Online Business eBook. She offers subscribers a Free Online Business Startup Kit to help them start their online business from scratch. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.