Hi there! I’m Jamie, an introverted mom who loves the countryside, writing, traveling, and reading.
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 Nana 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.
Way back in 2008 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 motherhood over at my first blog, 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. A year later I co-founded the site Simple Homeschool, where I’ve served as editor-in-chief for over a decade.
My work has been featured by LeVar Burton of Reading Rainbow, the Washington Post, Parents, MOPS International, Today Parenting, and Psychology Today–so grateful.
I love that I get to spend my days with my children (well, most of the time!), while also writing and working from home–what a gift. And I love meeting and interacting with all of you in this space!
Thanks so much for visiting; I know you’ll find encouragement and a sense of belonging here.