Hi! I’m Kay and I want to welcome you to Cultivate My Heart!
First, I want to know about you!
•Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the responsibility of teaching your children, along with all of your other responsibilities?
•Do you ever ask “But what about me?”
•Do you long to give from a place of abundance instead of scarcity?
•Do you want to nurture loving, respectful, and fun relationships with your children as you teach?
•Do you want a common-sense, natural approach to education?
•Do you want to prepare your children— their hearts, minds, and souls—for whatever God calls them to do?
•Do you need some fresh ideas for teaching your students, but don’t want to buy a full curriculum? Or do you have a great curriculum and just want to feel confident that you can adapt it for your children?
If your answer is yes to any of these, I invite you to grab a cup of coffee. Think of this as a place for some real talk about being a Christian, homeschooling mom. I’ll be sharing not just from what we “did right” but also from the things I’ve learned along the way because we didn’t do them right all the time. And I’ll be providing some resources to help you on your own journey.
And here are few things about me…
First you should know I am completely imperfect, but perfectly loved by Jesus.
Married to my best friend for 23 years, I’ve been a homeschooling mom for 15 years (20 if you count the years before kindergarten). My nest is about to be empty. For me this is sad and fun and scary and exciting, all at the same time.
I also have a few part-time jobs. I work as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator for our church which is just a fancy way of saying Nursery-Director-with-a-Few-Other-Responsibilities. I’m a professional photographer, too. Here is one of my favorite pictures from a vacation to Colorado…
I wrote the Middle School Extensions for the Trail Guide to Learning series, and continue to work for Geography Matters writing, revising, editing, and working with customers. I’ve had several articles published in Homeschooling Today Magazine.
I love God, my family, long talks with friends, coffee, and dark chocolate. I believe the best vacations include reading on the porch of a cabin with a view of the mountains—with a cup of coffee, of course. In my opinion, fall is the absolute best season. The love of mountains and fall is kind of funny, because I live in a flat part of Texas with only two seasons: winter and summer. I do love Texas, though. It is home and it has THE BEST SUNSETS!
My house is often a hot mess, but we are working to declutter and simplify. I’m a bit distractible (ok, maybe more than just a bit), but I’m learning about becoming more productive. My reality doesn’t always reflect my ideals, but I keep praying and dreaming and trying.
I really appreciate that you stopped by Cultivate My Heart.
I pray that when you come here, you will be encouraged in your walk with Christ, equipped to educate your children, and begin Nurturing Heart-to-Heart Homeschooling.
From my heart to yours,