Homeschool Memoirs ~ 10 Timely Facts

I have unfortunately skipped the past several Homeschool Memoirs posts due to being sick, but I thought this was a simple one to try to get back on board weekly!

Here’s 10 facts about me you may or may not know…

  1. I am 12 weeks pregnant right now, with our 3rd child…planned by God :).
  2. I am an only child.
  3. I have a dream to know how to sew as well as my wonderful Mommy, I just can’t seem to muster up the patience, I get too frustrated.
  4. I love Little House on the Prairie and have probably watched close to 100 episodes since I have been sick for weeks with my pregnancy!
  5. I live in a rough inner city neighborhood, an American mission field. We have lived and served here for over 4 years now, with no plans to leave. We used to live in the suburban south…big change. :)
  6. I do not cook, my great husband does! He used to be a chef so we are blessed. I wish I cooked better and more, but am thankful that I don’t have to!
  7. All of my babies are born by c-section due to my oddly shaped uterus which causes them to be breech, this will be my 3rd one coming up, and probably our last.
  8. I would love to have tons of children, just not the pregnancies…I absolutely hate almost everything about being pregnant-except the joy that comes at the end!
  9. After becoming a Kindergarten teacher after college I went on to fulfill my other dream…to be a photographer. I went back to school, learned, practiced and developed/owned a children’s photography business with my best friend before moving to Philly. I miss it but love my life more now!
  10. I love having 2 boys. I am excited if our next child is a girl but with the other 2 we desperately hoped for boys…and got them! We are both going to be 100% thrilled either way this time as we think a little girl would bring us all so much joy. We also know that another wild boy would just add to the fun! Hopefully we’ll know at the beginning of December!

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Homeschool Memoirs


I saw someone else’s Homeschool Memoir post and loved the idea so I decided to join in! I will get straight to the point of this week’s assignment (if you want to read more about Homeschool Memoirs, click here).

My name is Carisa, I am 33, married for 9 years. Mom of two boys-”Pac-Man” age 6 and “Krash” age 2. We are a full time missionary family serving in inner-city. That is the reason we began homeschooling! The schools around here are as bad as you can imagine and we gradually felt God steering us in this direction a few years back, although we resisted for awhile! We finally jumped in and are now entering our 3rd year. I can’t imagine ever not homeschooling now. What began as something I felt we had to do has turned into one of God’s best blessings in our lives!
I am a former public school K teacher, former children’s photographer, former children’s ministries director at our church. I am now starring in the best possible life role-wife, mom, and homeschool teacher!

I am an organization freak, I hate to cook, I am an introvert although most people think I am an extrovert. I could spend days alone (actually I have this week!). I used to be a tv addict, now I hardly watch it. I used to love Christian non-fiction and now adore Christian fiction! I take way too many photos and I love messing around on the computer.

Tot School is one of my favorite things in life! I don’t know what I will do when I don’t have a tot around…that will be a sad day!!! I love teaching in general but teaching younger kids is the highlight of my life!

If you’d like to read more about me you can visit my “About Us” page. I will close with one of my favorite recent family photos.

Thanks for visiting!!!