I'm a wife to my "Mr. Right". A momma of five. A maker of slow food and simple living. A collector of memories, a keeper of books, and a champion for books that make memories. An addict who likes my half-and-half with a splash of coffee. A fractured pot transformed by the One Who makes broken things beautiful. I heart homeschooling, brake for libraries, and am glad you're here with me on the journey! Be sure to subscribe to my monthly newsletter. Or, follow along with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google +, Youtube, or Pinterest.

9th Grade Homeschool Curriculum 2022-2023

9th grade homeschool books

My middle son loves the great indoors. He’s an introvert who’d rather hunker down at home than be anywhere else. Loves legos. Reading. Legos. Writing stories. And did I mention Legos? He can be lured outside with the promise of a vintage car show, an impromptu game of PIG under the basketball hoop, or a one-on-one at the tennis court up the street. He has a knack for memorizing song lyrics, has a lot to say about the latest book he’s reading, and has an abiding love for tabasco sauce.

Join the Holy Hygge Launch Team!

Holy Hygge with loaf of artisan bread

Calling all bibliophiles, hygge enthusiasts, fans of the Gospel, folks who can hype, and anyone who has a home!

Perhaps you've heard that I've written a new book. It's called Holy Hygge: Creating a Place for People to Gather and the Gospel to Grow. It doesn't hit shelves until Tuesday, September 6th, but from now until then, word about it needs to spread like wildfire. So, I'm gonna need your help in fanning the flames.

Would you be willing to link internet arms with me and join my launch team? Pretty please!

Holy Hygge: Creating a Place for People to Gather and the Gospel to Grow

Holy Hygge cover reveal

21 years.
It's been 21 years since I packed up all my worldly goods in the sunny inner city of Phoenix, Arizona to follow love all the way to a sleepy little town in central Minnesota. Twenty-one years of speaking the language of the midwest until it sounds like my native tongue. (Hotdish, anyone?) And thanks to my Scandi husband who is a handsome blend of Danish and Norwegian, it's been twenty-one years of learning the way of hygge [HYOO-guh].

8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2022-2023

Stack of 8th grade homeschool books

If there was an award for the child with the most unique hobbies, I think my fourth born would definitely be a contender. His list of favorites includes metal detecting, blacksmithing, foraging for scraps of metal and antique bottles, curing natural clay and making pottery, collecting coins, fishing, drawing homemade field guides, and memorizing trivia. 

He’s my autodidactic. Always learning. Always doing. Curious. He’s the first one to find something fun to do with his time each morning and the last one out of the woods every night. If you need him, just follow the muddy footprints.

5th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2022-2023

5th grade homeschool books

It's the first time in fifth grade for my youngest son and the last time in fifth grade for me. In typical last-born fashion, he's a little spitfire. Full of fun. Fueled by cereal. He’s got a wicked pitching arm, likes his hair long and his playdates with friends even longer. I often say that energy drinks need to drink energy drinks just to keep up with him. He's always wanting to go, go, go!

If you need him, just follow the drumbeat. He loves hard, plays hard, and ends every day with a kiss on my cheek. Lucky me!