When I started homeschooling my older 2 girls, I also had three kids ages 3 and under. I knew I wanted to give my children the beautifully rich education, but I didn’t know how. The Charlotte Mason resources I found online were COMPLETELY overwhelming. So I found some Charlotte Mason “inspired” materials that were comforting to this former public school teacher’s way of thinking, and got started.
My husband then got a job where he traveled most weeks Monday-Thursday. My newborn son had chronic ear infections. We moved 4 times in 5 years (two of which were cross country). The strain of exhaustion, moves, illnesses, and stress finally caught up to me. I was trying to reinvent the wheel every year (sometimes multiple times during the year). I was staying up late printing off cute, but teacher intensive resources from Pinterest. I was spending my free time researching books and resources to help me fill our days.
Then I hit the wall. Like ugly, messy complete break down. It was such a low point in my life. It was in this dark pit, that I cried out to God to show me what to do. I felt lead to really dive deeper into Charlotte Mason’s philosophy. I read all her volumes, attended conferences, took classes, etc. As I started to map out what that would look like for our family, I got really excited. As a former curriculum coordinator and director of a homeschool academy, one of the parts I’ve always enjoyed is planning and creating long term scope and sequences. I love looking at the big picture and seeing how all the pieces fit together.
A Gentle Feast grew out of what I learned and have used with my own family. The difference has been night and day. I will NEVER go back to piecing it all together and trying to create a cohesive whole with a bunch of materials that were never intended to be used together. A Gentle Feast has truly changed my life, the atmosphere of our home, and my children’s love for knowledge.
I loved our Charlotte Mason homeschool days, but life threw my family some major curve balls, and I realized I needed help on gaining control of my thoughts and emotions. I hired my first life coach and slowly found myself changing the way I approached all of my life. I learned how to have fun again and fill my days with passion and joy. I was so impressed with my coaching tools and the transformation they brought to my life that I decided to become a coach myself.
It is my mission to help homeschool moms escape overwhelm and create a life and homeschool they love!
My Speaking Topics
Transform Your Thoughts, Transform Your Homeschool
Nourishing Routines for an easy homeschool day
The FEAST of the Charlotte Mason Method
Time Management for the ADHD Homeschool Mom
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