I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.


I Am Not Unemployed


I was giving information at my new medical clinic and they asked me, among other questions, what my occupation was. I answered, “Homemaker.” I still cringe a bit when I say it, probably mostly because I’m worried that the person I’m talking to will think homemakers are lame. (I read a study recently that said Read More

What Mothers Do: Nothing Prepares You


This is reflection two. When interviewed, many mothers use the word “shock” to describe their initial feelings of being mothers. Why? Because your entire life changes 180 degrees in a moment. I relate it to culture shock. Suddenly, you are solely responsible for a little being, a little being that is needy and freaked out Read More

I’m Okay With That


It’s been interesting to see how I adapt from crazy-busy Stephanie to Mommy Stephanie. While teaching art full time, crazy-busy Stephanie finished her master’s degree, National Board Certification, several art classes, CLAD credential, BTSA program (don’t ask), and California teaching credential in an amazing four years. She also took on many side gigs such as Read More