Moms of Master Books

At Master Books, we strive to continually bring you quality home education materials built upon an uncompromising biblical worldview. Moms of Master Books is a review team comprised entirely of homeschooling mothers who come together every month to review our latest resources.   In addition to writing regular reviews, these ladies team up with us to host a Facebook party at the end of each month where we’ll introduce the latest review product, answer questions, and offer fun prizes.  If you haven’t been to one yet, your missing out!  

Master Books: Where Creation Inspires Education!

Tracy:
I am a Christian parent, a homeschooling parent and a work-at-home mom.  When my oldest was 4 we sent him to preschool to get “prepared” for kindergarten.  Nevermind the fact that I could have prepped him at home.  At 5, we sent him to kindergarten (all day~ every day kindergarten in our area). I never intended to be a homeschooling mom.  But that all changed as I saw various problems surfacing and decided to open my mind to the possibility that homeschooling might be a “better way”.
PhotobucketKathy:
I am a wife to my wonderful husband and a mother to two wonderful children. My daughter is 6 and my son is 5. In August 2011 we began our homeschool journey. Right now we are eclectic homeschoolers in our approach and curriculum. We use anything and everything we can get our hands on that is FREE or nearly FREE.  If I had to give a name to our “style” it would be guided/gentle learning. Guided meaning I let me kids pick the topics they want to learn about each month but they are guided by me with the resources we use to learn about the topics. And gentle meaning nothing is forced. If they are frustrated with something we move on. We incorporate a lot of unit studies, lapbooking, thematic units and literature based learning (Charlotte Mason).
Jennifer:
My husband and I have been married for 16 years. He is my best friend, my adviser, the voice of reason to my questions, personal repairman, the man that I love. Nine years ago we left our home in the city where we met to move to my family homestead, on my Granddad’s land. Here Mitch built our dream home, a log home nestled deep in a forest of pines and a few oak trees. We have three children, two girls and one boy, ages 14, 13, and 8. Homeschooling was not our original plan, and we even tried not to for a little while. We do believe now it is the best plan for us and we are following God’s guidance for that decision. Day by day we trust God to guide us as we try to provide an education for our children. He always provides.
Abbie:
I am the wife of Pastor Brent Riddle of Faith Baptist Church. I am a home school mother of 5 small children, one abiding in heaven. Actively involved in Women’s ministry, I lead Bible Studies, am involved in the Faith Girls Ministry, a Youth Awana teacher and a Sunday school teacher. God has given me a heart to see women touched and transformed by the Word of God. To see women set free from the lies of society and established in the truth of their identities as Daughter’s of THE KING.
Debra:
I live on the plains of Eastern Colorado with my husband of 19 years and our five children. These kids range from high school down to early elementary ages, and have diverse interests, mostly geeky, tech-y or scientific. They all love seeing God’s hand in science, history and nature, and have been utilizing Master Books products in their home life pretty much forever. In my past life, I was a CPA, but being a mom is my primary occupation now.
April S.
April Schroader is a writer, mother, daughter, wife, and sister in the Lord to her community. She was once a “Dead Woman Walking” and now is almost 10 years into a long path of redemption. She homeschools her 3 children and has discovered that she can make homeschooling hard or simple, depending on her attitude and who she is really following – this world’s idea of what education and success should look like – or what God’s idea of education and success really is. She is blessed by everything the Lord does in her life – easy or hard.
Danika Cooley
Danika Cooley is a children’s writer with a love for God’s Word, history, and small people. She is the author of Bible Road Trip, a 3-year Bible survey curriculum and notebooking journals for preschool to high school. Her work has appeared in magazines including Focus on the Family’s Thriving Family, Clubhouse and Clubhouse Jr.; Upper Room Ministries’ Pockets and Devozine; Cobblestone Group’s FACES and Odyssey; and in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Mothers and Daughters.  //  That’s the official version. Really, I’m just a wife, mom of four, grandma of one, and homeschooling my two youngest and two nieces. I love Jesus, get a kick out of writing, and I think homeschooling rocks.
Ginger Barber
I am a homeschooling mom to 4, Wife to one amazing man, Mom to 2 furbabies. When my older two children went to public school I realized how little they were learning that they needed to learn and how much they were learning that they did not need to know. I decided to homeschool them. My youngest has never been to a public school. I love being able to be apart of my children’s education at all levels. I blog at www.mymismatchedworld.com.
Heather Lammers
Heather is a military wife and stay-at-home, homeschool mom of one teenage daughter. She enjoys baking, cooking, sewing, making homeschool related resources for her daughter, being outdoors, and spending time with her family. Her other interests include horses, homesteading, and traditional, real food diets.
Jalynn
I’m a Alabama girl, homeschooling my four children along with the most handsome man in the world. We have homeschooled our children for 10 years and will have our first graduate this May (2014). It has been a long journey but one that is well worth it. I started religiously blogging in 2011 and continue on today. My husband is almost done with seminary to become a Pastor, and as soon as that is complete we will see where the Lord leads us.
Kathy:
I am a wife to my wonderful husband and a mother to two wonderful children. I have a son and daughter. In August 2011 we began our homeschool journey. Right now we are eclectic homeschoolers in our approach and curriculum. We use anything and everything we can get our hands on that is FREE or nearly FREE.  If I had to give a name to our “style” it would be guided/gentle learning. Guided meaning I let me kids pick the topics they want to learn about each month but they are guided by me with the resources we use to learn about the topics. And gentle meaning nothing is forced. If they are frustrated with something we move on. We incorporate a lot of unit studies, lapbooking, thematic units and literature based learning (Charlotte Mason).
Lauren
I am a saved-by-grace, failing-forward, wife and graduated homeschool student turned homeschooling mom of 4 residing in Ontario, Canada. I am passionate about teaching my children the truth of God’s word through how He is teaching me, our school lessons and experiences as a family. Learning how to balance life’s responsibilities with fun! My days are best spent together with my family, at home, or in the outdoors, learning how to be more creative, serving and encouraging others, and striving to see and give all glory to God.
Lisa Rupertus
NJ girl here.  Married to my best friend John and we are raising three wonderful boys.  We started homeschooling last year and we are loving the journey!  I blog at my personal blog ARupLife.com and co-write at a friend’s blog AsTheyGrowUp.com.  Blogging is my outlet.  We enjoy going to church, playing games and entertaining.
Melissa Williamson
We are a Christ-following, homeschooling, family of five in full time ministry. Hubby is a pastor in the Christian Missionary Alliance. I am a full-time homeschooling mommy with a couple of part-time jobs teaching piano lessons and homeschool literature. We are Redskins fans, family game night junkies, and movie buffs…although the Hubby likes action adventure and I likes old musicals. Their girls crave learning new things which makes her job teaching them all that much easier!
Patricia
I live in NJ and am a mom to three children.  I have a Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and history.  I have a varied work history, as an EMT, substitute teacher, and in a group home with disabled adults as well as office work. I have also published a children’s book of short stories.  I’ve also spent tome as a volunteer EMT with local EMS squads. I’m returning back to school for nursing to get my RN.
Sara
I’m a Christ-following, book-loving, writer mama of three girls (12, 6, & 4) and wife to my high school sweetheart.  I’ve been blogging at Embracing Destiny since 2008, focusing mainly on homeschooling, books, faith, and raising daughters.  My blog tagline is “Pursuing Purpose in the Heart of our Home and Homeschool.”  I firmly believe that the Lord has a plan and a purpose for each of us — our destiny in Him.
Tracy
I am a Christian parent, a homeschooling parent and a work-at-home mom.  When my oldest was 4 we sent him to preschool to get “prepared” for kindergarten.  Nevermind the fact that I could have prepped him at home.  At 5, we sent him to kindergarten (all day~ every day kindergarten in our area). I never intended to be a homeschooling mom.  But that all changed as I saw various problems surfacing and decided to open my mind to the possibility that homeschooling might be a “better way”.