Who We Are

Our family lives in Ferndale, Washington in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We are blessed to live out in the county overlooking White Rock Canada and with a beautiful view of the Cascade Mountains. We are surrounded by farm country and are situated on over 2 acres that the children are able to run free on.

Mike (my husband) and I have been married for 8 years now and have 2 beautiful children together. Camden, almost 6, and Garrett, 2. I also have a step-daughter, Mikayla, who is nearly 11 and lives with her mom and attends a local public school. I am a stay-at-home mom and Mike is soon to be a licensed Electrician. He just finished his apprenticeship and is schedule to take his state licensing test. We are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon).

Mike and I have known from very early on that we wanted to home school our children. For me, it has always been a desire to provide an education that we feel is difficult to achieve in a public school setting. Initially for Mike, it was to protect our daughter from exposure to foods she is allergic to. Our reasons have evolved and deepened over time as our children have grown and as our understanding on what we want to pass along to our children is clarified within our own minds.

This is our first year of homeschooling and while trying to get my bearings on which direction I wanted to focus our education I stumbled upon the book The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer. The world of Classical Education was opened up to us and I am so thrilled to have found such an amazing resource.

We’ve only been at this since the end of September 2010 and we’re still tweaking things here and there to find our groove. Even though we don’t have everything all figured out yet, I can not quite put into words how satisfying and enjoyable homeschooling is. Sure, it is rather difficult at times but it has been such a joy to experience first hand the moments of discovery, wonder and achievement that my daughter experiences when learning about our world.

We’re glad you’re here to share it with us!

2 Responses to Who We Are

  1. karelysbeltran says:

    hi!!

    I left a comment under the “me” section on Journey to Crunchville but just thought you might not get it because of the new blog. I remember reading about cloth diapers and all kinds of really helpful things for a mom to be.

    Can we email so that I learn more about these cloth diapers? My brothers and I grew up on traditional cloth diapers 20 some years ago. I don’t think it’s that big of a deal really, even dealing with poop cause you gotta touch it even in disposables! eek.

    Are you still a consultant? I know you are busy but if you could email me some time I’d greatly appreciate it!!!

    My sister in law had a HUGE baby shower and people brought SO SO SO many diapers it was incredible. I thought “she’ll save lots of money.” But she had to start buying diapers at some point (which seemed so fast comparing to the mountain of diapers she got) and it got really expensive. She was shocked even though she expected that it’d be spendy. I am leaving my job and any way I can save money (while saving the earth lol) and my kid from chemicals/rashes I’m all for it.

    thank you!

  2. journeytocrunchville says:

    Hey there! You are welcome to email me. I have an email address at journeytocrunchville@gmail.com. I’d be happy to talk to you about my own experiences. I’m not a consultant, just another mom, but I completely know how helpful it can be to talk to others who have been there and done that. I am due any day with my 3rd right now so just getting back to the cloth diaper stage myself. 🙂

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