Hi, I’m Leslie!

Once upon a time, I was a single woman with an engineering career  (Bachelor of Computer Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, University Honors Scholar, National Merit Scholar) and a lot of time to myself. I volunteered as an adult Bible study teacher and periodically visited the gym so that I didn’t feel guilty about paying for a membership. I traveled, hung out with friends, and spent Saturday mornings in bed reading. I occasionally washed dishes and did laundry when I started running out of underwear. I did my weekly grocery shopping on Wednesday nights, whether I needed to or not, and gazed longingly at the items in the baby aisle before throwing oatmeal bars in my cart. Then I would go home and change the kitty litter.

Photo by Joe Heiliger

Over a decade later, life couldn’t be more different! I’m now wife to one funny and talented guy (seriously, the man sings like an angel), and mom to three ACTIVE little boys. I’ve learned that managing the chaos requires home routines for dishes, meal planning, and laundry so that nobody runs out of underwear!

After leaving a 13-year career in the computer industry, I found myself looking for outlets to satisfy my inner geek. I’ve found geek outlets in learning a new programming language, reading books, studying Scripture, and, most recently, homeschooling.

As a matter of fact, homeschooling has turned out to be one of my most intellectually satisfying endeavors. As a homeschool rookie, I spent hours upon hours reading books, scouring the internet, and watching videos on homeschool-related topics such as teaching methodologies, educational spaces, curricula, learning styles, daily routines, organization….and more! I will be eternally grateful to the experienced homeschool parents that took the time and energy to pour out their hearts and knowledge into equipping strangers, enabling our family’s first year of homeschooling to go relatively smoothly.

On this website, I seek to help others by pouring out what I’ve learned during my transition from engineer into homeschooling mom.  I believe that the nitty-gritty details can make the difference between a good and bad day, so I hope to inspire you to dive deep into the details of your homeschool so that you will have greater peace and confidence in your home!