About Me

 

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That’s me. And my cute husband. And my amazing six children.

My name is Janet.

I love God, my family, coffee, reading, and running. Probably in that order.

We are currently living in North Carolina as we prepare to serve in Papua New Guinea with Wycliffe Bible Translators. 

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I stay at home eating bon-bons all day caring for my little ones and homeschooling my bigger ones.

We’ve lived in Indiana, India, Colorado, Malaysia, Nebraska, Florida, Indonesia, and now North Carolina.

I scrapbook.

I write and work behind the scenes for The Daily Digi.

I create classes on digital scrapbooking.

I bake.

I take a lot of pictures.

I love my Kindle.

I make a lot of typos and no matter how many times I proofread, I almost never see them until after I publish. Sorry.

I am passionate about parenting. I am passionate about the Word of God.

And that’s why I am here…on this blog. I want to share about my journey of intentional parenting and my love for the Word. And, I want to encourage you in yours. It’s that simple.

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That’s Jason. He’s amazing. He is a fantastic teacher and the best dad ever. Even before I really knew him and long before I was interested in him, I said, “That guy is going to be an AMAZING dad.”  And I was right.  I can do what I do because he does what he does.  He’s right there with me, every step of the way.  He listens to my rambling, he loves on the kids, and he he keeps me from taking life too seriously.  We’ve been blessed with 15 years of marriage.

©janetphillips_november30_2013_web-159These are our amazing kids. Ages 1-11. Three girls. Three boys. Lots of fun. Lots of cuddles. Lots of kisses. Lots of noise. You can read more about them HERE.

15 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Meg Wilson

    Hi there!
    I stumbled across your site, more specifically your e-book promo page, via Pinterest!

    I also homeschool! :)

    I love your book idea — I am always looking for more ideas for family night — other than the usual “family game night.” I wondered if you’d like to work something out/provide me with a review copy so that I can promote your book on my reviews site, Muse Reviews? I have reviewed several other mom-published books — I love helping spread the word about great, family-building projects.

    Let me know. :)

    Meg

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  2. Jennifer

    I stumbled on you via Pinterest too…I have 6 children and I’ve had a little peep at your blog…I’m signing up, it’s right up my alley! I’m off to amazon now for your book!
    Jennifer

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  3. Ashley // Our Little Apartment

    Hi there! I just wanted to comment and say that my family lived in Thailand and Malaysia when I was in middle and high school (we’re from Ohio). AND we had five kids in our family! I always love hearing about other families doing that. :) My time in Asia, especially meeting people from all over the world at our international schools, was THE BEST thing that happened to me.

    What an awesome experience!

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  4. Traci

    Love your site. I am in the process of getting certified to teach English abroad. Looking at the International Schools. Really enjoyed reading about your experiences with homeschooling. Reminds of the Montesorri method, which I am really interested in learning more about. Your journey has inspired me. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. anita

    hi, janet..my name anita. I live in Indonesia too, in bogor city. I’m principal in a kindergarten school. Five years ago, my school has use this book as a curiculum character. If you have a time, I want to share about it because I want to learn more deep about this book. thanks

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  6. confused

    I have read your blog a few times and am always encouraged by your purposeful parenting. I have four boys with the oldest being eight. I am curious your insight on keeping a peaceful happy home. I think I have been tolerating selfishness, small instances of disobedience, etc. and now our home has become so stressful at times.

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  7. Sarah Wiley

    Really appreciate your bad days post. I’m excited i found your blog looking forward to following your adventures. My husband’s uncle is over there with MAF. I am always excited to hear about people’s experiences over seas. Take care.

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  8. michelle shipley

    I stumbled across your blog via pinterest….I too love parenting. I have a delightful 21 year old daughter. Though through the years parenting her has been challenging, I’ve enjoyed every moment. I am interested in starting my own blog, any ideas how I can get started……

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  9. Rebecca

    Hey- My name is Rebecca. I am a children’s pastor and was researching family ministry events and stumbled onto your blog. Just wanted to let you know that it made me smile to see a mom so ALL ABOUT her role in leading her children. I am not a mother- hope to be some day- and you make it look fun! God Bless! -Rebecca

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  10. Christa Brown

    Hi Janet! I just found your site while looking up character lessons on attentiveness. I love your lessons and activities and look forward to using them this year with my kiddos. (My kids also love to see other families “playing” school like we do!)
    Christa

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  11. Maggie Loftus

    Hi Janet, I’ve been following your blog based on Kirsten Meyer’s recommendation. My husband and I are planning on moving overseas next year, and will have a three-year-old and a newborn at that time. We are going to be homeschooling– I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of any good books/resources to help me plan the 3 and 4 years of preschool?? Thanks!

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    1. Janet Post author

      Hi Maggie!

      Thanks for writing.

      For preschool, I tend to just do a lot of games, reading, and easy activities. I am usually aiming for letter recognition, gross and fine motor control skills, and lots of free play and imagination. For moving overseas, I think that My Father’s World would be a great start for you. We still really love all of our manipulatives we have from them. Sonlight has a lot of great preschool books, but with moving overseas, books can be tricky.

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