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.


With a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and an academic emphasis in Public Speaking/Oral Interpretation from Pensacola Christian College, I would love to combine my two life-long passions--education and speaking--at your next event.

2020 Schedule

2019 Schedule

2018 Schedule

Previous Speaking Engagements

  • April 21-22, 2017--MACHE Conference--Minneapolis, MN 
  • April 22-23, 2016--MACHE Conference--Minneapolis, MN 
  • Adult Community Education Classes (200+ participants) 
  • Local MOPS groups around central Minnesota 
  • TAPESTRY-women's mentorship/discipleship meetings 
  • PILLAR-central Minnesota homeschooling support group 
  • PCC Performing Arts (3000+ participants) 
  • women's ministry church events (200+ participants)

Current Homeschooling Workshops

  • Help! I'm Homeschooling and I Have a Toddler Strapped to My Leg!
  • Establishing a Reading Culture in Your Home
  • Learning Like da Vinci and Jefferson: Notebooking 101
  • Un-Harried Homeschooling: Scheduling 101
  • Homeschooling When You Are One Crazy Day Away From Crisis
  • It's Homeschool, NOT School-at-Home

For a complete description of each homeschool workshop, please email me at theunlikelyhomeschool@yahoo.com.

I am located in Central Minnesota but am willing to travel for a reasonable amount of compensation and/or accommodations. Please contact me at theunlikelyhomeschool dot com for pricing and availability. Please note: Due to my family's schedule, I limit my speaking to 2-3 events per year.