Meet The Founder
Carlie 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 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 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 www.embracinggrace.org
Fueled 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 B. is a God loving, homeschooling mama to one amazing little girl. She is married to a wonderful man that works hard so that they can homeschool. Her vision for her child’s education is that she finds joy in learning. Angela writes about their homeschooling journey at Joy Focused Learning. In her off time, Angela enjoys crafting and playing in the church orchestra. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and Google +.
Angela 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: www.mominthemaking.com
Chandra is a freelance writer, who lives with her two sons in Virginia. She is a columnist and writer for Urban Faith online magazine, and her work has also appeared on Hope for the Weary Mom website, in American Feminist magazine, and on Sojourners.com online magazine. She is passionate about prayer and founder of Hearts Like Water: Praying for Our Children in Times Like These, an outreach to support moms as they pray for their children. You can connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.
Demetria is a homeschooling mompreneur and blogger residing in beautiful California with her Navy reservist husband, 2 kids, and a Shih Tzu named Shaggy. She’s also a podcast consultant, mompreneur coach at Web Success Coaching, and founder of Christian Homeschool Moms. When she’s not blogging, teaching, or coaching, you might find her walking along the beach for inspiration or writing a song at piano. You can connect with her by Facebook, Google+, YouTube, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Erica has her hands full with six children–at least that’s what every stranger at the grocery store tells her. She and her husband of 17+ years began homeschooling their children four years ago. They started with a state charter school and now they have embraced a very relaxed approach as they hang on the edge of fully adopting an unschooling lifestyle. They believe that Jesus’ commandment of loving God with all your heart and soul and loving others as yourself is the most important thing that needs to be taught to a child; everything else is icing on the cake. You can spend some time getting to know her and her family by visiting her blog Life By the Handful or following her on twitter @lifeXthehandful.
Jenna Kay is a Not-So-Fit Girl striving to improve her fitness. As a single mom to three energetic boys, she understands the struggles moms face when trying to squeeze fitness and healthy meals into a kid-centric life. Jenna is not a fitness trainer or dietitian, but enjoys jogging, Christ-centered yoga, biking, weights, hiking, and many other healthy activities. Her workout mantra is, “I CAN do this, He makes me strong!”
Jennifer Boom left her Pre-K classroom, also known as the “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Room”, in order to homeschool and raise her two little boys for the Lord. She’s been married to Andrew, who is also a teacher, for 5 years. When they’re not at church, homeschooling, or scheduling playgroups with preschoolers in their community, they are probably taking a nap! Apart from teaching, Jennifer is passionate about ministering to other moms, eating healthy food, and soaking up time with family and friends before those little years pass them by!
Jennifer 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.
Jolene is happily married to her beloved husband, Eric and she’s a homeschooling mama of tween and teen sons. Her heart’s passion is to encourage, equip, and inspire wives and moms to live poured out lives for their Savior. She’s a biblical dot connector; showing women how to apply God’s truth to their realities so they can live extraordinary lives for the Lord. Jolene is also the author of the book, Wives of the Bible: 25 Easy Lessons You Can Learn from These Imperfect Women that Will Radically Transform Your Marriage. You can connect with her on her blog The Alabaster Jar, Facebook, and Pinterest.
Kathy Gossen seeks each day to grow into the kind of person God wants her to be and live out her faith in the everyday whether that’s organizing her closets for the twentieth time, preparing homeschool lesson plans for two wiggly worms, cooking for a picky eater (aka her husband), or learning how to become a better blogger. In the end she just prays that her life song sings of love for her Lord, and she hopes to encourage others along the way in her writings on CornerstoneConfessions.Com. You can connect with her on Pinterest, G+, Facebook, and Twitter.
Kris is passionate about Jesus, people and words. As a sequin-wearing, homeschooling mother of four, her heart beats to share the hard, but glorious truth about life in Christ. She’s been known to take gratuitous pictures of her culinary creations, causing mouths to water all across Instagram. Once upon a time, she ran 10 miles for Compassion International, a ministry for which she serves as an advocate. You can read more of her heart-words in her new book, Holey, Wholly, Holy: A Lenten Journey of Refinement, and on her blog kriscamealy.com.
Lyn 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.
Marianne Sunderland is a homeschooling mother of 8 lively and adventurous children – 4 boys and 4 girls. Married for more than 20 years, she attributes all of her worldly ‘successes’ to an ever-deepening walk with God. Her heart’s desire is to encourage other wives and mothers and attempts to do so at her blog, Abundant Life.
Marisa is an INFP, balancing her high ideals with the reality of daily living. She’s an aspiring photographer, and encourages her children to go after the dreams that God has placed in their hearts. Living simply and with intention is her passion. She journals her life and loves at Grace Mothering, and is @gracemothering on Twitter.
Megan 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.
Ralene Burke is a lover of Christ, an ex-military wife, a homeschooling momma of 3, a writer and editor, and all-around craft diva living in Kentucky. She shares her passion for a balanced life through encouragement and purposeful choices with women all over the US. She’s always searching for that place where the light pierces the darkness. You can connect with her on
Rebekah 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 http://rebekahmhallberg.com
Renée 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.
Sarah Nap is a daughter of the Most High. She loves Jesus and thanks Him daily for saving her from all the world has to offer. She has been married to her amazing husband, Than, for 16 years and is happy to say that each year is better than the last. She is a stay-at-home homeschooling mama to 6 blessings, ages 6 months to 12 years old, and she would welcome more babies if the Lord allows. She is passionate about natural health, diet, essential oils, homeopathy, homebirth, homeschooling and most things that are a little “crunchy.” She blogs about all her passions at www.NapClan.com. She also shares gluten, dairy, egg free recipes at www.iCookFree.com. You can follow her on Facebook.
School 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.
Teri Lynne Underwood is a Word lover and idea slinger. A passionate encourager of rest, focus, and embracing life’s seasons, she tries to make time every day for good coffee, excellent books, and lingering conversations. Whether writing or speaking, Teri Lynne’s greatest passion is offering women permission to live well. As a pastor’s wife and a cheerleader’s mom, Teri Lynne is typically three days behind on laundry and trying to remember where she’s supposed to be next. Lately the Lord has been teaching her a lot of lessons about humility, listening, and loving others well. Connect with Teri Lynne on Pinterest,Twitter and Facebook.
Wendy is a homeschooling mama to five who loves to encourage others along the homeschooling journey. She also considers herself a ‘foodie’ and is always ready to try a new recipe in the kitchen. You will find Wendy writing about homeschooling, faith, food, and family over on her blog, Wendy Woerner~Striving to Follow Him. Be sure to visit and connect with Wendy on Facebook and Twitter, too!
Whitney Wallace lives with her best friend and husband, Travis, and their son in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. Whitney works outside of the home for a Christian non-profit and Travis works from home as a bookkeeper and accountant for churches. Together they partner to homeschool their only child, Nathaniel. When she’s not spending time with her family, working, homeschooling, or blogging, you will find Whitney knitting, sewing, or getting out with her guys and enjoying all the NC mountains have to offer. You can connect with her on Pinterest or Twitter.