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!
Wendy lives in the South with her wonderful hubby and 3 great kiddos! She is a Christian, homeschooling, work-from-home mom. She and Scott were high school sweethearts and have been married for more than 20 years. Her oldest child has autism, and Wendy began homeschooling her at age 2. Her son, a typical boy, would rather do anything than school! Her youngest child is a little social butterfly and people lover. Wendy loves reading and quilting and will hopefully return to scrapbooking some time soon.
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Leann is a homeschooling mama of an over-active 6 year old, proud wife of a cop, and pet lover of their two dogs, frogs, turtles – and cricket. Her blog, The Hands-On Homeschooler, chronicles their homeschooling journey, while throwing in tidbits about life, reviews, and recipes. Prior to being a stay-at-home mom, Leann taught math at a public high school for high achieving students. She and her family currently reside in the middle Tennessee area.
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Trish has been married to her best friend, David, for 16 years and they have three sons (aged 13, 12 and 9). Trish is from the coast of North Carolina, but they now live in rural West Tennessee on a 40+ acre farm. She has been homeschooling since 2009 and her homeschool style leans towards a Montessori approach with a heavy emphasis on hands-on learning. They also own a small business that Trish runs from home. Trish’s family is Messianic and they love studying the Scriptures, learning Hebrew and growing in their faith and walk daily. In her spare time, Trish loves to write, work in their garden and can regularly be found trying to learn something new, modeling that learning is indeed a life-long endeavor!
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Our Fabulous Contributors
Amy is a kindergarten teacher, M.Ed., turned stay at home mom to her boy and girl. She loves to find new ideas for learning through play at home in her tot school and is particularly interested in Classical & Montessori styled education. She blogs about homeschooling, encouraging moms, natural living, honesty, and Jesus, among other passions. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and serving as a Sergeant First Class in the Army Reserve. Though her picture is a bit outdated, it is of the best moment of her life (aside from the births of her two babies): looking out onto the Sea of Galilee in Israel.
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Cheryl has been homeschooling since 2001. She is currently raising and educating five children (two of whom are her brothers-in-law). Cheryl is an avid social media user with a heart for strong family values and the companies that promote them. Sensing a need to help establish homeschool bloggers online and support family-friendly business, Cheryl created The 2:1 Conference. 2:1 is a faith based conference for homeschooling parents active in social media.
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Constance has been an Army Wife for 22+ years and met her husband during chapel service in Basic Training as a soldier herself. She is the mother of 3 nearly-grown kids and now lives in Alabama, having moved there this summer from Alaska. She has been eclectically homeschooling for 13 years and has two homeschool graduates and a high school student. She is an Organic Christian, loves studying scripture, and exploring God’s creation. She’s adventurous – loves hiking, hunting and other outdoor activities. Constance has maintained a food-related website since 1998, moved to blogging in 2006, and has had her content published in several local and national publications. On her website, she specializes in teaching others to create great meals and goodies for their loved ones using real ingredients and easy to follow recipes with step by step instructions and photos. She encourages families to cook together and enjoy family meals as often as possible.
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Danielle is a big-city Southern California girl who, after a number of years spent enjoying the majesty of small-town Montana, moved back home to be near family and make a go of her backyard homesteading dreams. She’s married to her stud of a high school sweetheart and together they’re raising three handsome, rough-and-tumble young men. Their family loves the Lord and homeschooling is just one of the many ways they have endeavored to give their whole lives to Christ. Danielle and her family are having a blast working to turn their healthy DIY spirit into a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
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Darcy and her family live in Northern California. She has been married for 18 years and has two sons and two daughters. Her family loves to love Jesus and love people. She supports her husband’s worship ministry at their local church and spends her days lovin’ on her children while homeschooling them. She also enjoys planning parties, decorating, photography, and running.
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Demetria and her family currently make their home in Northern California on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, where it’s never too cold and never too hot. She and her husband and two daughters enjoy songwriting and music, cozily reading at Barnes and Noble, and playing a good game of Uno attack. Demetria is the founder of Christian Homeschool Moms, blogs at Mom Zest about her personal life, and specializes in helping mompreneurs turn their passions into profit.
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Heather is a Christian gal who lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where she married her high school sweetheart, Levi, in January, 2001. She is newer to homeschool and tries to “keep it simple” while teaching her three “active” children with Classical Conversations. At least two of her children have learning disabilities, including Asperger’s Syndrome and auditory processing issues. Heather also juggles the responsibilities of being a part-time emergency room 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. She is also a wanna-be urban homesteader and has a bunch of chickens, 3 goats, and 1 rabbit!
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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 15 years, 3 busy children, & 2 dogs (Muffin & Oscar). Homeschooling started out as a trial run with a child beginning 2nd grade, & almost 8 years later has become a lifestyle which brings great joy. You can often find her behind her camera, or working something out in Photoshop. Since beginning this homeschool journey she is learning to knit, crochet, & even to quilt! Her love of reading was passed on to her children & can be seen in the numerous book reviews she writes on her blog.
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Formerly an elementary school teacher, Jamie left the school desk to bring the learning home in 2006. She is the doting wife to “Mr. Right” and blessed momma of five gifts. After some simple trial-and-error, she found herself homeschooling with an eclectic, Charlotte Mason-esque approach. Somewhere between diapers and division flashcards, she finds time to write and speak about parenting, organization, and homeschooling.
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Although Jennifer now lives in Small Town, USA on the southern part of the map, she will always remain a California girl. She is a Christian, wife and homeschool mother, who has been blessed with three beautiful children (a.k.a. the ‘Wild Bunch’). Her homeschool style is still being determined and Jennifer is just thankful that she and her children are able to stay-at-home and learn together. Jennifer is a writer, who enjoys reading (as do her children), 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.
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Liz was a cheerleader swept off her feet by the football player back in high school. They’ve been married nearly ten years and are the proud parents to four young boys. She’d always envisioned working and sending her kiddos off to school so she could live the ‘normal’ American dream. However, life and the Lord surprised her and she’s learning to ‘redefine having it all’ while being a homeschooling housewife. She enjoys finding strength from God’s word, the Today show, talking on the phone with friends, and being real about finances and parenting.
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Louanne lives in Texas with her awesome husband and two daughters, whom she homeschools. She loves Jesus, cookies, reading and scrapbooking (when she has time). Louanne also enjoys finding coupon deals, making gifts with her Cricut and Taste of Home cookbooks.
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Marcy spent nearly 15 years as an Ob nurse, sometimes juggling homeschooling with the job she calls her first ministry. Grateful that her main ministry today is at home, she has been married to Tom for 16 years, and is 12-year-old Ben’s proud momma. Her homeschool style is delight-directed with lots of unit studies, lapbooks and notebooks. She is greatly influenced by Charlotte Mason’s love of living books and the Principle Approach method of homeschooling. If she ever writes a book herself, it’s likely to be titled “Homeschooling by the Field Trip Method,” though homeschooling by the “rabbit trail” method might be more befitting.
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Mary-Kate is a regular blogger at Christianity Cove, as well as other great sites around the web! You can often find her writing about her adventures in Christian Parenting and Homeschool Teaching, as well as Bible Study and Sunday School Activities, Faith and inspiring children to love God. When she is not blogging, she enjoys learning new things everyday as she homeschools WITH her 2 teenage kiddos. She also enjoys yoga, music and cooking/baking (usually allergen-friendly, gluten-free and vegan!)
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Sarah is the JOYful wife of Jorge, the JOYful mother of 7 blessings, and a JOYful servant to the Most High God. She has been JOYfully homeschooling since 2007, using an eclectic approach. Sarah left her working-mom-of-2 mentality and plans at the door when the Lord came knocking on it in 2002. Now, as a born-again, stay-at-home, homeschooling mom of many, she couldn’t imagine life any other way! Sarah has a heart for moms, and uses her blog, My Joy-Filled Life, to minister to and encourage other mothers. You will find her writing and sharing about the joys of big family living, her faith, homeschooling, homemaking, and whatever the Lord lays on her heart. In her free time (what’s that?), Sarah enjoys baking (but not the clean-up), dabbling in photography, and running.
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Stacy fell in love with Jesus in 1991. She has homeschooled her two sons for more than ten years with the support of her husband of more than 20 years. She cares deeply about helping students cultivate and defend a biblical worldview. To that end, she founded Home School Adventure Co. and created Philosophy Adventure, The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions, and Philippians in 28 Weeks.
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Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin’: A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook (coming in November 2013) and a stay-at-home mom to her two children, Annie (4) and Andy (1). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free.
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Stephanie has been a military spouse for 17 years and has homeschooled for 11. She is mom to three creative kids from college grad down to third grade. Her homeschool style is eclectic with Charlotte Mason and classical influences. She and her husband of 21 years serve and live wherever the US Army sends them. When she isn’t teaching, writing or moving she enjoys sightseeing, gardening, and cooking.
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Taryn Hayes calls Cape Town, South Africa her home, but she also has a soft spot for Menominee, Michigan where she spent a wonderful year in 1995 as a Rotary Youth Exchange student. Her husband, Craig, whom she met in high school, and their four crazy 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.
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Taunya’s family is learning at the speed life. Whether exploring the grandeur of God’s creation or cleaning up from one of the kids’ creations, there is never a dull moment. When home in the Pacific Northwest you can find her curled up reading with her kids, grateful for the opportunity to see the world through their eyes. When not busy being momma she enjoys scrapbooking, photography and chickens.
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A special thank you to the lovely ladies who gave the Hip Homeschool Moms community its start . . .
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. You can find her blogging at MeghanTucker.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! You can find Sue at SueGallagher.com.