Thursday, April 13, 2017

Meet A Mom: Heidi Nawrocki

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Name? Heidi

Husband Name? Dan

Children? Kole (6) Jenna (3)

What is one accomplishment you are proud of that occurred before marriage/children?
Losing over 60 pounds and becoming a WEIGHT WATCHERS lifetime member.

How did you make decision to homeschool? I knew from the day I found out I was pregnant that I wanted to homeschool!

Favorite subject in school growing up? Science (specifically chemistry)

Favorite subject to teach now? Science

Favorite quality in a friend? Sense of humor

Favorite chore? Hanging laundry on the clothesline

Least favorite chore? Cleaning litter box

Favorite parenting resource? Friends

Knowing what you know now, what is your best tip for other homeschooling moms? 
Trust your gut: don't get caught up in curriculum choices. Follow your child's lead

If you had an extra hour in your day how would you spend it? 
SLEEP!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

MEET A MOM: Shantele Starling

A few weeks ago we featured our THESIS leaders in a get to know interview. You can check those out by scrolling through our older posts. 

Now it's time to get to know some of our other moms who serve right along side us every single week!!

Meet Shantele Starling: 

Husband Name? Mike

Children? Maddie (6th grade), Aden (3rd grade)


What is one accomplishment you are proud of that occurred before marriage/children?
Obtaining Bachelors Degree

How did you make decision to homeschool? Lots of prayer


Favorite subject to teach now? Science

Favorite quality in a friend? Honesty


Least favorite chore? Laundry

If you had an extra hour in your day how would you spend it?  Sleeping

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Meet a Mom: Trish Keener

Name? Trish Keener

Husband Name? Chad

Children? Faith (15), Grace (8)

Favorite childhood memory? Playing outside, climbing trees, playing pretend

What is one accomplishment you are proud of that occurred before marriage/children?
Going on Mission Trips

How did you make decision to homeschool? Lots of prayer!! also talking with many seasoned homeschool moms.

Favorite subject in school growing up? Art

Favorite subject to teach now? Science

Favorite quality in a friend? Open, real, honest

Favorite chore? Vacuuming

Least favorite chore? Cleaning bathrooms

Favorite parenting resource? Books, moms

Knowing what you know now, what is your best tip for other homeschooling moms? 
Be easy on yourself and show more grace and mercy than anything else to your children!

If you had an extra hour in your day how would you spend it? 
Reading or working out

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Meet a Mom: Mary Tillman


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Name? Mary Tillman

Husband Name? Mike

Children? Patricia (31); James (29); Michael (26); Clare (23); Sam (20); Gracie (17)

Favorite childhood memory? Singing in my high school glee club; playing baseball with my brothers

What is one accomplishment you are proud of that occurred before marriage/children?
Practicing law

How did you make decision to homeschool? Had to learn the hard way by having 2 oldest children in public school in Maryland, and see for myself all the nonsense going on

Favorite subject in school growing up? French

Favorite subject to teach now? Apologetics

Favorite quality in a friend? Honesty

Favorite chore? Weeding and raking

Least favorite chore? Cooking

Favorite parenting resource? My friends with lots of childen

Knowing what you know now, what is your best tip for other homeschooling moms? 
Emphasize CHARACTER BUILDING, rather than academics 

If you had an extra hour in your day how would you spend it? 
brisk walk outside to enjoy nature and pray