Connie Hughes is a former public school teacher turned homeschool mom of 8 rowdy kids. She and her husband of over 26 years raise their children together in the country with chickens and goats and strive to live a joy-filled life in the noisiest house on their road. That is, they strive for the joy-filled part. The noisy part requires no striving whatsoever. Connie writes daily at Smockity Frocks about homeschooling, parenting, frugal living, large family issues, crafts, recipes, and more, all with a healthy dose of humor.
Kim Coghlan is a Christian, big sister to 13 sibs, and second generation homeschooling mom of 10 children ranging in age from 1-18. She met her childhood sweetheart at the age of 12, and they married at the age of 19, over half a lifetime ago. Kim lives with her very large family in a very small house in south Texas and finds peace in chocolate and blogging at Life in a Shoe: the methods and madness of one family of 12.
Her family shares their little house on the hill with dogs, tarantulas, various reptiles, and a 12 year old cat named Tim. The chickens stay outside. Usually.
The Deputy Headmistress is shy and blogs behind a pseudonym which she intended to be amusing and somewhat self-depreciatory. She and the Headmaster locked eyes in a high school Sunday School class in 1980 when she was a 17 year old high school student and he an 18 year old roofer living on his own. They have been merrily married since 1982, in spite of the fact that at 17 the DHM nearly got the HM beaten up by her other boyfriend, and at 20 she and the HM were nearly arrested by a cop from church. Happily God helped her grow up, and He is gracious and forgiving, and so is the Headmaster.
They have seven wonderful Progeny both by birth and adoption, two handsome sons-in-law, a growing array of adorable grandbabies (currently four, with a fifth on the way), and two precious unofficial foster sons, ages 7 and 4, who live with them about half the time. They have been homeschooling since 1988. The DHM, and occasionally some of the Progeny, blog regularly about politics, family life, living in the country, books, music, cabbages, kings, and living the countercultural Christian life at The Common Room.
Kimberly Rivera is a second generation homeschooling mom to her 11 children. She is married to an amazingly patient husband, who also happens to be a magnificent father. Their family’s primary goal is to glorify God and to raise children who will do the same. For that reason they attempt to examine every decision that they make in the light of God’s word. Many of their decisions may seem strange to the world and they’re good with that. Kimberly blogs at Raising Olives.