|From the Mouths of Moms: A Special Mother's Day Program||Vol. 97, Prg. 1–5|
May 3–7, 2010
Each stage of motherhood has certain joys—but whatever stage you’re in, you could probably use a reminder of how important and precious your role as a mom truly is. This week, five mothers at various stages of life join HSLDA President Mike Smith to celebrate their own favorite aspects of being a mom, on this special Mother’s Day program.
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A homeschool and Patrick Henry College graduate, Kirsten rejoices in the roles God has given her as a wife and mother. She and her husband, Caleb, were married in May 2008, and have been blessed with a 1-year-old daughter Rachel Anne, and a baby boy due this July. In between caring for her home and family, Kirsten enjoys writing, speaking, composing music, and other creative pursuits; she also works part-time from home, writing civics curriculum for HSLDA’s Generation Joshua program. Kirsten and her family live in Virginia Beach, where her husband is pursuing his law degree
Susan Schmidt is the wife of Tj Schmidt, an attorney with Home School Legal Defense Association, and the mother of four precious children, ages 5 ½ years, 4 years, 2 years, and 8 months. Her days are very busy, but she loves her job and wouldn't trade it for anything.
Kristin Brodowski earned a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and, in a “previous life,” spent 18 years working as a NASA researcher and senior executive. She is now enjoying a second career as a mother and home educator of two beautiful daughters, both adopted from China. In her spare time, she is a passionate advocate for improving science education in America and especially among homeschoolers.
Amy Lee Schneider has been married to her husband, John, for 24 years, and they have a daughter who has graduated from college and is working and a son in his second year of college. She grew up in a Navy family and married into an Air Force family. She enjoyed homeschooling her children through all 12 years. She has volunteered in a wide variety of church, homeschool, and community ministries. Since finishing homeschooling, she has enjoyed working as a tour guide at a historic village and traveling with her husband.
A veteran homeschool mom for 21 years, Sara Glaser is also an independent consultant with Creative Memories. Prior to having children, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Western Baptist (now Corban) College. In spite of her husband’s seasonal work, Sara has been able to fulfill her dream of being a stay-at-home mom by working her home-based business around her family’s schedule. Other than church involvement, she keeps outside commitments to a minimum in order to be available for her family and visit her out-of-state parents and grandchildren.
Do you or a mom you know need a little encouragement to persevere in the good work of mothering? Michael Farris compiles encouragement from letters and articles he has written for mothers over years of advocating homeschooling. Buy this book as a help to keep you going, or to encourage a mother you know! To learn more or order, click the link above.
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