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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!

Owners

Wendy

Wendy

HHM co-owner and owner/writer at Homeschooling Blessings
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.
Wendy
Leann

Leann

HHM owner and owner/writer at The Hands-On Homeschooler
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.
Leann
Leann
Trish

Trish

HHM co-owner and owner/writer at Live and Learn Farm
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!
Trish
Trish

Our Fabulous Contributors

Amy

Amy

Owner/Writer at Wildflower Ramblings
Amy is a kindergarten teacher, M.Ed., turned stay at home mom to her boy and girl. She loves to watch her children learn through play during their preschool years, and is particularly interested in Classical & Montessori styled education. Amy blogs about homeschooling, natural living, honesty, and Jesus, among other passions. She enjoys cooking, gardening, photography, and serving as a Sergeant First Class in the Army Reserve. She hopes she can be a resource and encouragement to other moms.
Amy
Amy
Amy

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Charlotte
Charlotte Siems has been married to her pastor for 34 years. She has homeschooled their twelve children for twenty-seven years, having graduated seven students so far. Charlotte is Minky to five little grandchildren. She lives in Stillwater, OK, with her husband, Henry, and the five children remaining at home, along with two dogs and five 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
Charlotte

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Cheryl P

Cheryl P

Owner/Writer at CherylPitt.com
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.
Cheryl P
Cheryl P

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Constance
Constance is a home cooking maven and professional recipe developer, a lover of snow, coffee and good chocolate. She has been an Army Wife for more than 2 decades. The mother of 3 mostly-grown kids, and now living in Alabama, she has been eclectically homeschooling for 13 years and has two homeschool graduates. An organic Christian, she loves studying scripture, and exploring God’s creation. Constance has maintained a food-related website since 1998 and has had her content published in several local and national publications.
Constance
Constance
http://instagram.com/thefoodiearmywife
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Danielle
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.
Danielle
Danielle
Darcy

Darcy

Owner/Writer at Just A Night Owl
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.
Darcy
Darcy
Durenda
Durenda is a mom to eight (ages 9-23) and has been a content, happy wife to one for 25 years. She has always homeschooled(18+yrs). Three are graduated. Two of those are married and one is a Senior in college. Five of her children are boys, so she writes a lot about that on her blog. She lives with her family on 21 acres in the Pacific Northwest, grows a ridiculously big garden every summer, makes a lot things from scratch just because, and loves encouraging moms through writing and speaking. 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. Her real passion is simplifying and being authentic and hoping to inspire moms to homeschool and mother in a way that allows them to enjoy their kids. She is also a Nana to three and looking forward to many, many more!
Durenda
Durenda
Durenda

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Ellen
Ellen is a homeschooling mom to one sweet young girl. If you ask her about homeschooling, one of the first things she will tell you is that it is the "coolest thing I've ever done!" Next she'll let you know that the whole thing was God's idea, and she just had to pay attention to His calling on their life. She is married to an overwhelmingly supportive man who adores his family. You can find her in her corner of the web blogging away at Grace Tells Another Story, sharing her passion for homeschooling and Jesus, and sharing her thoughts the curriculum she and her daughter review!
Ellen
Ellen
Ellen

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Heather
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!
Heather
Heather
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.
Heidi
Jennifer
Jennifer is a displaced Southern belle, thanks to the Air Force, but she wouldn't have it any other way. Amidst desperate attempts to balance her various roles as a wife, home educator, and writer…she seeks daily dumptruck loads of God’s grace. Her four little lambs, all of whom possess vastly different personalities, much to her chagrin, make her proud with their razor wit and scathing use of sarcasm. She and the children are quite obsessed with Doctor Who. Along with her husband, Aaron, she passionately educates about natural health and Young Living Essential Oils. Jennifer shares her heart at her personal blog and her family’s homeschooling journey at Royal Little Lambs.
Jennifer
Jennifer
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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 (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. You may find her writing at her personal blog, Milk & Honey Mommy, and Homeschool Roster, which lists events for West Tennessee homeschoolers.
Jennifer
Jill

Jill

Owner/Writer at Jill's Home Remedies
Jill is passionate about making natural medicines from the comfort of her home, and teaching others how to do the same. She is a follower of Christ, a certified family herbalist, and a homeschool mother of 4. She enjoys sharing DIY videos from time to time at her YouTube channel. Jill also co-authors the books Homeschooling Day By Day and Trust Your Intuition. She loves to read and research in her spare time and has a love for teaching children, not only her own, but also the 2nd grade at her local church.
Jill
Jill
Kelli
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 there. It was her childhood dream come true. Kelli began asking God to give her a family and allow them to live in that community, when she was only 7. She is ever grateful for His faithfulness. In the midst of a booming real estate career, God called them to homeschool. Once she recovered from the shock, she stepped out in obedience, and have never looked back! The boys are now 12, 9, & 8 years old. You will often find them kayaking, hiking, camping and exploring God’s creation. She is thankful for the opportunity to write and speak to homeschoolers, and to encourage other moms.
Kelli
Kelli
Kirsten
Kirsten is baking her way through domestic life, while navigating a sea of testosterone with her husband and four sons. As a professional recipe developer, she creates abundant, family friendly comfort food from scratch. Kirsten uses a storytelling approach to teach while invoking a sense of community in the kitchen. Her recipes have been featured by many national media outlets. When not buying butter by the truckload, you can usually find her running or otherwise embracing all that an active, Northern Michigan lifestyle has to offer. Homeschooling was their Nineveh, but she and her husband finally took the plunge in 2011.
Kirsten
Kirsten
Kirsten

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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
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Lisa Walters
Lisa is the help meet and wife of Vince, and their 13 years of marriage have been blessed by seven beautiful children. She is wrapping up the fourth year of homeschooling and is still waiting for the school year that goes as smoothly as planned. At home in Maryland, Lisa is an avid knitter, an admitted food-snob on the journey to being a fit mom, often behind the camera lens, and hopelessly over-committed. She shares the adventures, struggles, successes, and challenges of a larger-than-some family who is always learning how to lean hard on the Lord during the trials and joys of this life on her blog Looking at Life CreativLEI.
Lisa Walters
Lisa Walters
Lisa Walters

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Liz

Liz

Owner/Writer at Watch Me Homeschool
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.
Liz
Liz
Louanne

Louanne

Owner/Writer at Dwimble.com
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.
Louanne
Louanne
Louanne

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Marcy

Marcy

Owner/Writer at Ben and Me
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.
Marcy
Marcy
Marcy

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Mary-Kate
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!)
Mary-Kate
Mary-Kate
Sarah

Sarah

Owner/Writer at My Joy-Filled Life
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.
Sarah
Sarah
Sharra
Sharra Badgley is the wife of Christopher Michael and mother to Shaiya and Briyah. They make their home in Central Indiana near Indianapolis. After 15 years of homeschooling, they consider themselves classically eclectic. In addition to traditional classical methods, they are quite fond of Charlotte Mason's educational philosophies and embrace living books, nature study, historical biographies, and timeline studies. With an eclectic flair, they utilize traditional textbooks, unit studies, lapbooking, and a myriad of other diverse home education resources. Sharra likes to incorporate modern technologies (mobile devices and apps) into their homeschooling with a classic twist. Sharra blogs and reviews homeschooling and Christian resources at The Homeschool Marm.
Sharra
Sharra
Stacy F
Stacy Farrell 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, and her newest resource, the Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal. You can visit her blog at http://www.onlovingJesus.com.
Stacy F
Stacy F
Stephanie Harrington
Stephanie has been a military spouse for 18 years and is a homeschool mom of 12+ years. She is mom to three creative kids from college grad down to fifth grade. Her homeschool style is eclectic with Charlotte Mason and classical influences. She and her husband of 22 years serve and live wherever the US Army sends them. She also shares her homeschool and life experiences on her other blogs,Harrington Harmonies and Eucharistic Life. 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
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
Taryn

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Taunya
Taunya began homeschooling in 2010. Currently settled in the Pacific Northwest her days consist of taxiing kids to various activities. When they can, her and her husband enjoy spending time with their three tween/teens exploring the US in an RV. Her greatest passion is to share her story of abuse, acceptance and forgiveness; giving a voice to the voiceless.
Taunya
Taunya
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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!