I love homeschooling my creative, high-energy kids. I love helping them to face their challenges—academically, emotionally, etc. But sometimes, facing those challenges with my kids can leave me feeling overwhelmed and empty. And, if I’m honest, sometimes those homeschool challenges bring me to my wit’s end.
Growing in Grace is an oasis, a reservoir, to fill our hearts and renew our minds as we serve our families in this homeschool lifestyle—a place of grace & knowledge for your homeschool challenges. Find homeschool curriculum reviews, planning tips and resources, hands-on ideas, and solutions for ADHD/dyslexia, learning anxieties, and other homeschool challenges. Need a little one-on-one conversation and support? Email me here. I’d love to hear from you!
Hey! I’m Tracy. As a homeschooled homeschooler, I’ve spent nearly my whole life in the world of homeschooling. My family began homeschooling at the end of my first grade year, and now I’m enjoying our own great homeschooling adventure with our three awesome kids. It’s a journey I love, and wouldn’t trade for anything. Yet it’s far from easy, as we tackle the normal challenges of learning together and the added challenges of ADHD and dyslexia.
I’ve also had over 10 years of experience writing, editing, developing, and reviewing curriculum. My desire here at Growing in Grace is to walk with you through the choices & challenges of homeschooling, to inspire you with solutions and out-of-the-box ideas for your out-of-the-box learner. I’m honored to have you join me! Let’s grow in grace and knowledge together.
Fifteen Random Things about me…
- I am a “google-guru.” I love searching on Google, and I am obsessed with finding the answer to every question.
- I am also an organization-nerd. I love to look organized! I love file folders, notebooks, planners, anything that looks like organization. And I love finding the solution to organizational problems. Scheduling and lesson planning is my favorite! Lol. But housecleaning is something else entirely.
- I love teaching—and curriculum. I’ve taught college English and writing, written/edited educational and church curriculum, reviewed curriculum, and currently work from home as an independent writer and editor for A Beka Book, our church, and others working on—you guessed it—curriculum.
- For health reasons, when faced with the option of no coffee or black coffee, I’ve figured out how to love it black. Can’t–go–without–coffee!
- I love to cook, hate to bake. I mean, I would rather make a whole meal than tackle a dessert. And yet the irony is, with our food sensitivities, I now bake everything from scratch. EVERYTHING!
- My #1 enemy to meal prep is forgetting to defrost what’s for dinner. If it won’t thaw in the microwave, it may take me months to get to that meal.
- I love to diagram sentences, I mean REALLY love a diagram. Yes, I’m a total grammar nerd and get a huge thrill out of being able to help someone with a grammar question in the homeschool forums. Such a rush!
- I am totally intimidated by math.
- I’m a pastor’s wife. We’ve ministered together from coast to coast over the last 11 plus years, and I love getting to share God’s grace alongside my husband.
- My husband and I enjoy watching classic black and white films and superhero films. Batman is my favorite superhero.
- Speaking of my husband, we were married 6 months and one day after our first date (and I had only met him a week previous to that first date).
- My favorite fiction books are Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and Peace Like a River by Leif Enger. My favorite nonfiction books—anything written by Lisa Terkeurst.
- I don’t really like reading fiction. I’m way too critical. Or if I find a good one, I become obsessed and can’t break free until the story is over.
- I do like to read the end of a story first. And I also like to know how a movie is going to end. Only then do I feel that I can actually relax and enjoy the rest of the plot.
- I am an introvert, which means though I love people; I also love silence, alone-time, a cloudy day, a warm blanket, and Rachmaninoff.