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Meet Our Team

If you’re looking to connect with other homeschoolers — fellow homeschoolers who are needing the same organizational ideas, fast recipes, encouragement on bad days, and support — you’ve come to the right place!

Hip Homeschool Moms was created in hopes that homeschoolers from every background, and those simply curious about homeschooling would have a place to connect, engage, and grow. Our goal is to bring homeschoolers together for friendship and support while providing them with lots of helpful resources along the way!

Our Fabulous Contributors

Brenda

Brenda

Owner/Writer at Schooling A Monkey
Brenda is a professional writer and homeschooling mother to two girls in Dallas, TX; with a passion for books, DIY, and creative education. Her blog, www.schoolingamonkey.com, is all about homeschooling, crafts, green living, and fun. Keep up with the fun here!
Brenda
Cassandra
Cassandra is humbled daily by the love of Christ Jesus and her need for His grace and guidance. She has been married for ten years to her best friend, Wesley. They have been homeschooling their three {awesome} children since the start. Their family is passionate about the simple life - finding beauty in God's creation, embracing quiet afternoons in wide open spaces, and playing around with their funny pet chickens. She enjoys sharing her heart for living the unplugged life with parents and educators of all different backgrounds. She blogs at The Unplugged Family
Cassandra
Cassandra
Cassandra

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Charlotte
Charlotte Siems has been married to her pastor for 34 years. She has homeschooled their twelve children for 28 years, having graduated seven students so far. Charlotte is Minky to five grandchildren (with one on the way). She lives in Stillwater, OK, with her husband, Henry, and the five children remaining at home, along with two dogs and four cats. After losing 100 pounds seven years ago, Charlotte was certified as a T-Tapp Master Trainer. She writes about family life, homeschooling, women's issues, fitness and weight loss.
Charlotte
Charlotte
Constance
Constance Smith is a homeschool veteran, having eclectically homeschooled three kiddos through graduation. After spending 25 years living an army life, she and her husband are planting roots in northern Alabama where she is starting a farm and enjoying country life. Constance has been blogging for over a decade and has had her content published in several local and national publications. You can find hundreds more recipes, photography, videos of her life and more at her website, Cosmopolitan Cornbread.
Constance
Constance
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Durenda
Durenda is a mom to eight (ages 12-25), nana to four, and has been a content, happy wife to one for 27 years. She has homeschooled from the beginning (20+yrs). She has graduated 5 of her kids, who were homeschooled from the beginning. Her two oldest girls are married and her oldest son graduated from college at 21. She loves encouraging moms through writing and speaking. Durenda is painfully aware that she can't "do it all". She's decided she really doesn't want to and is realizing that her kids are going to be ok anyway. She has recently published a simple, mercifully short book on homeschooling called, "The Unhurried Homeschooler". It will encourage and inspire you by showing how to simplify your homeschooling days so that you can REALLY enjoy these years with your kids!
Durenda
Durenda
Heather
Heather is a Christian gal who lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she married her high school sweetheart in 2001. She has 3 children ranging in ages from 4-12. Asperger's and sensory processing issues are also in the mix. At this time, Sonlight is their main curriculum which Heather and her husband find nice for the working homeschool family. Heather juggles the responsibilities of being a part-time RN and police officer's wife. She has a reputation of creating kitchen disasters, but loves collecting new recipes and learning about natural, holistic living. Also in the family is a bunch of animals like chickens, goats, a few dogs, and cats....
Heather
Heather
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Heidi

Heidi

Owner/Writer at Starts At Eight
Heidi lives in upstate New York where the winters are long & cold, but where she truly appreciates the lack of extreme weather such as tsunamis and hurricanes! Her house is filled up with her loving husband of 17 years, 3 busy children, & 2 dogs (Muffin & Oscar). Homeschooling started out as a trial run with a child beginning 2nd grade, & almost 9 years later has become a lifestyle which brings great joy. You can often find her behind her camera, or working something out in Photoshop. With 3 children homeschooling multiple ages is the norm in their house. You can find her writing at on her own blog, Starts At Eight where she often focuses on homeschooling high school, elementary unit studies, and books/reading.
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Jennifer
Jennifer now lives in Small Town, USA, but will always remain a California girl. She is a Christian, wife and homeschool mother of three children (a.k.a. the ‘Wild Bunch’). Jennifer is a writer, who enjoys reading, running, too much time on the computer, sewing and taking lots and lots of pictures (just ask her children). She is also a lover of food and can be found in her kitchen whipping up something delicious and vegetarian. Oh, she never forgets dessert. You may find her writing at her personal blog, Milk & Honey Mommy and for West Tennessee families at Kid Madison, a blog for kids, teens and families and at Homeschool Roster, a listing of events and news for homeschoolers.
Jennifer
Jennifer

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Jill

Jill

Owner/Writer at Jill's Home Remedies
Jill York is a Christian herbalist and a homeschool mom of 4. As a young adult, she found her health spinning out of control, and was for the first time introduced to natural medicine, where she found healing. Her desire is to encourage and empower other moms to take control of their family's health naturally. You can find her blogging at Jill’s Home Remedies and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Jill
Jill
Jill

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Kathryn
Kathryn (Katie) is a Christian who gets excited about literature and writing, natural wellness, coffee and dancing (you might catch her grooving down the grocery store aisle). She and her husband, Dane, were both home schooled; they plan to one day home school their (now-infant) daughter. After college, Katie taught the full-range of subjects at a private academy, working primarily with dyslexic students. She loved helping students discover a passion for reading as a certified reading instructor. Currently, she is earning an MA in English and Creative Writing while teaching Zumba fitness and doing her best to figure out mommy-hood. She's excited to join the HHM as a "home school graduate" contributor. You can read more from Katie at Write Where You Are.
Kathryn
Kathryn
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Kelli Becton
Kelli lives on the coast of Southwest Florida with her Pro Fishing Guide husband, Mark. They were introduced 16 years ago at the beach, and quickly discovered they had grown up in the same church. They were married on that island beach, and now have three little boys who play & explore there together. She is ever grateful for God's faithfulness. It was in the midst of a booming real estate career, that God called them to homeschool. Once she recovered from the shock, and stepped out in obedience, they have never looked back! The boys are now 13, 10, & 9 years old. You will often find them kayaking, hiking, camping while exploring God’s creation. They share these learning experiences with Wildlife Adventures Unit Studies on the family blog.
Kelli Becton
Kelli Becton
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Kristy

Kristy

Owner/Writer at Kristy's Cottage
Kristy Howard is a pastor's wife, second-generation homeschooling mom of five, and a passionate believer in friendship, coffee, and quiet time! Kristy writes about motherhood, ministry and life at KristysCottage.com.
Kristy
Lisa Pennington
Lisa and her husband have homeschooled their 9 kids from the beginning. Her oldest three are graduated and with only 13 more years of teaching to go she declares, “It’s all downhill from here!” Her family lives on a hobby farm in a small Texas town where she is constantly in the middle of a DIY project or scheming up new ideas. She writes at The Pennington Point and runs Shop24 on etsy with her daughters. There’s always something exciting happening around her place!
Lisa Pennington
Lisa Pennington
Lisa Pennington

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Stephanie Harrington
Stephanie has been a military spouse for 19 years and is a homeschool mom of 15+ years. She is mom to three creative kids from college grad down to sixth grade. Her homeschool style is eclectic with Charlotte Mason and classical influences. She and her husband of 23 years serve and live wherever the US Army sends them. She shares her homeschool experiences and writes creative curricula on her blog,Harrington Harmonies . When she isn't teaching, writing or moving she enjoys sightseeing, gardening, and cooking.
Stephanie Harrington
Stephanie Harrington
Stephanie Harrington

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Tanya H

Tanya H

Owner/Writer at Kentucky Sketches
Tanya is a servant to Christ, wife to a great man, and homeschooling mom to four amazing kids in north central Kentucky. She once insisted she would never homeschool, but God wore down her defenses until now, 7 years later, she can’t imagine her life without the added joy of homeschooling. When she isn’t helping with math, folding laundry, or sweeping the remnants of the last school project up off the kitchen floor, you’ll find her tucked away somewhere with a spoonful of cookie butter in hand, typing away on her laptop or crying over a Dickens novel.
Tanya H
Tanya
Tanya is a homeschooling mom to two children, a son and a daughter. She focuses on following their particular learning interests at their level and in building a strong Christian foundation in their hearts. To cater to their high giftedness, she uses an eclectic teaching approach, which complement each other and maximize the fun in learning. Tanya has a degree in elementary education, a minor in French and a Master's degree in school administration. She is happily married to her best friend and enjoys sharing her life and experiences in her blog to provide inspiration and bring new ideas.
Tanya
Taryn

Taryn

Owner/Writer at Hazy Days
Taryn Hayes calls Cape Town, South Africa her home. The crazy antics of her husband, Craig, and their four kids feature regularly over at their family blog, Hazy Days. Taryn is also the author of the youth novel, Seekers of the Lost Boy, about a 12-year-old homeschooled boy and his family. They end up on an incredible adventure after finding a mysterious message in a bottle, washed up on the beach one morning. Read more at her author site: http://tarynhayes.com
Taryn
Taryn

Founders

A special thank you to the lovely ladies who gave the Hip Homeschool Moms community its start…

Meghan

Meghan

Owner/Writer at MeghanTucker.com
Meghan is happily married to her best friend, Joe and has three boys. They are currently adopting from Uganda and has a heart for International Adoption and Orphan Care. She loves to travel with her family, and is a brand ambassador as well as social media consultant. Her favorites are sweet tea, her Nikon, crushed ice, Target, and doing laundry.
Sue

Sue

Owner/Writer at SueGallaher.com
Sue lives in sunny Arizona with her handsome husband, tween-aged son, and spoiled little ShihTzu, Princess Leia. She’s been happily homeschooling for 5 years. She loves serving in her church, her DSLR camera, and finding creative ways to get out of doing the laundry whenever possible!