Hello again. I have a little more room here to tell you a little more about myself. I love meeting new friends, and I hope we can share bits of life together. I have been married for over 30 years to my college sweetheart. We got to know each other as lab partners in a physics class. Isn’t that romantic? Oh, well there’s more…the class was Physics Electricity and Magnetism. Who says science can’t be fun?
I love science. I love how it reveals the fingerprints of our Creator. I love learning the amazing ways we have been designed, the order of the world and its universe, and well, I’ll stop there – I can write more blog posts about that subject later on.
Dave and I have four children and have homeschooled them exclusively through high school. We have completed 21 years of home education, having graduated our fourth child in 2015. It’s been a journey. A fun, hard, exciting, challenging journey; days-filled-with-tears, joyful & gleeful seasons, times of bonding and building relationships, and I wouldn’t have done it any other way. I hope to share some of the blessings and difficulties we have had over the years in hopes of encouraging you. We’ll talk about marriage, child training, curriculum, nutrition (we have a child with Crohn’s disease), learning disabilities (we have those, too), scholarships (and those – by God’s grace!), and how I’ve seen how God weaves His amazing plan for His children as we walk day by day, laughing, loving, falling, repenting …prayerful…hopeful…joyful.
I have written some books (Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Marine Biology, Exploring Creation with General Science, Internship for High School Credit, Curriculum guide ebooks to accompany feature films such as Dolphin Tale and War Horse), and I created instructional video courses for Apologia's General Science, General Biology, Chemistry, Marine Biology, and Human Anatomy. I write articles for homeschool publications and have even published research on shark behavior (save reading that one for when you have insomnia). I have taught science classes to homeschooled students for 15 years, and I have had the opportunity to speak at homeschool conventions and ladies’ retreats around the country.
My hope is that you will come here to be encouraged. That you will find the meaningful in the menial, the remarkable in the unremarkable, and the EXTRAordinary in the ordinary!