Thanks for clicking over to find out more about me, The Teaching Wife. I promise not to keep you here long, because I want you to have time to look around. Really quickly, let me share some of the hats I wear.
One of the most important hats I wear is that of a wife. I am married to Kevin, my college sweet heart and best friend. He encourages me, challenges me, supports me, and makes me better. I have never felt so free to be me until I married this man. I have to admit, we make a pretty dope team!
Our parenting journey began as house parents, with having a hand in raising 6+ pre-teen to teenage boys. Although that journey is over, together we now share the joys and challenges of shepherding and home-educating three beautiful children of our own.
Besides marriage, parenting has been another hat that stretches and grows me in so many ways. I never realized how much my heart breaks for children, until I was blessed with the gift of raising my own.
Kev and I never imagined being home educators, and in fact, we were completely against it prior to having kids. When anyone mentioned homeschooling, we immediately would reply, “No. Not for us!” When we both agreed to homeschool, there was no doubt in my mind that this was the Lord’s will.
Our first year of homeschooling, I cried, I prayed , I struggled, I prayed, and by God’s grace we made it! It definitely was a beautiful mess. Even into our second year, some days I struggle to survive. In spite of ongoing feelings of inadequacy, I can honestly say that being able to homeschool has been a blessing.
To help support our home educating, I recently began educating other children from my home as well. Every morning I travel across the glob to China (well, not really), and teach English for VIPKID.
This opportunity not only allows our family the flexibility needed to homeschool and pour into other children, it also allows me to have the time to encourage other parents like yourself.
It's fun and rewarding!
Last but not least, I FINALLY have the privilege of wearing the hat of a licensed marriage and family therapist! This was one of the longest journeys Ive ever embarked upon, and it is only by God’s grace that I wear this hat. I use to have plans to wear this hat with pride, but I humbly submit my plans for wearing it unto the Lord.
All of the previous hats I wear daily. This is one that I have hanging on the hat rack, as more of an accessory. This hat, along with passion and years of professional experience working with children, adolescents, and families, has led me to The Teaching Wife.
My studies of psychology combined with life experiences have helped with the development of easy digestible tools to walk alongside parents, helping to improve their parenting skills. I desire to help hundreds of parents like you with the hard work of heart work. Finding joy in one of the toughest yet rewarding job of parenting.
I believe that children are God’s precious gifts to us, and it is our responsibility to teach them in the ways of the Lord. If this is something I can help you with, please don’t hesitate to let me know by leaving a comment or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much for allowing me to share with you some of my favorite hats. I appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to get to know little old me. As much as I try to keep each hat I wear crisp and clean, at times they get bent out of shape and need some reshaping. If this sounds like you, join me on this journey by subscribing below. Feel free to browse around and come back as often as you’d like.