I’m Jamie Martin, and I hold the title of editor around these parts–along with the titles of mama, wife, teacher, and author.
I met my British husband Steve when I was sixteen years old and ventured overseas to volunteer with a humanitarian organization for the summer. When I came back home, I told my grandmother that I’d met the person I was going to marry.
Six years later, I did.
Here’s a pic of us when we first met:
Now, over twenty-five years later, our family looks like this:
Along the way, we added three children to our ranks: Jonathan (our biological son), Elijah (adopted from Liberia), and Trishna (adopted from India). With four nationalities represented in our family, we like to think of ourselves as a mini-United Nations.
I never planned to become a homeschooling mom, but stumbled into it when doing some initial research into educational options for our kids. Often the best things in life are unplanned, aren’t they? I love the advantages homeschooling gives my kids, and this lifestyle fits perfectly with who we are as a family.
(Note to readers: I still can be found, on challenging days, researching public and private school options in my area. Superwoman does not live in my house, just a mama in the trenches like you.)
Years ago I decided to write a book, and figured I better have “one of those blog-things” to go along with it. So I started writing about intentional motherhood over at Steady Mom. I had no idea at the time that I was stumbling upon something that would add so much joy and so many opportunities to my life.
Since then I’ve written a few more books, including Steady Days, Mindset for Moms, and my latest, Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time. You can find all of them right here!
Back in October 2012 I released an ebook called Secrets of a Successful Homeschool Mom. The PDF version is FREE to all email subscribers of this blog – head here for more details!
I love that I get to spend my days with my children, while also writing and working from home–what a gift! And I love meeting and interacting with you, the readers, who make this such a fun place to work. Thank you!
You can also reach me by email: jamie(at)simplehomeschool(dot)net – please know that I love, love, love hearing from you, but I’m not always able to respond to every email. Thankfully I know us homeschool parents give each other grace!
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Thanks so much for visiting!