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Welcome to Preschoolers and Peace, a site I started after giving a little workshop on how to homeschool older kids with younger kids underfoot. This is the only way I've ever homeschooled, and so I've learned a lot of neat tricks along the way.

I also write and speak to (most frequently) women and play in the Pacific Ocean whenever possible. 

My husband is a funny, happy, interesting guy who makes his living as a dentist. We've been married for 24 years and have 8 children. We didn't set out to have 8, but we are so glad we had each one! 

Our eight kids are 23, 21, and 18-year-old men (all grads and in college or working), then 16, 14, and 12-year-old girls, and a two-man caboose of 9 and 8-year-old boys. Organized, aren't we?

I write a lot about finding my identity, acceptance, purpose, value, significance, and security in God through Jesus alone by grace through faith in Him, and I'm hoping you find that freedom, too.


-Want to know why we began homeschooling our oldest child? Read Preschool at Home Changed My Life

-If you're interested in having me speak to your group, you can find my speaking schedule on my personal website.




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