About Janelle

Welcome! I’m so glad you are here.

I’m Janelle Knutson, wife and homeschooling mom to seven children.

I’m also a homeschool speaker, blogger, YouTuber and homeschool consultant but the most important thing about me is that I am saved by faith through the work of Christ!

This is my little space to share the joys and struggles of homeschooling, to offer encouragement, provide practical tips and share curriculum reviews.

The Longer Version

I’m guessing that if you clicked on this page you’d like to know a little bit more about me.

I grew up in a Christian home and accepted the Lord as my Savior at an early age but I didn’t fully grasp the amazing gift that God had given me in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I lived a life of works instead of grace. I struggled to understand God’s character and sovereignty and how that fit into my life as a child and teenager.

This led to some personal struggles and poor choices as a teenager and young adult. You can read about my story as an unwed mother and my battle with food here.

Praise God that He didn’t leave me to my foolish ways. As I studied His Word, listened to biblical teaching and read some excellent books (like this life-changing one*), my walk with the Lord became stronger and full of joy.

When my oldest daughter was four years old, I married my husband who later adopted my daughter as his own. Together we had six more children. Yip, that makes seven children!

We began homeschooling when our oldest daughter was in 1st grade. We thought God was leading us to homeschool so our daughter could have a rigorous classical education. Unknown to us, God had another reason for us to homeschool. We are so thankful that God used academics to get us into homeschooling. We are even more thankful for the opportunity to disciple our children and grow in our love and knowledge of the Lord as a family.

While my oldest daughter has already graduated from our homeschool, we still have six more kids to educate at home. Some days are crazy. Okay… let’s be real here. MOST days are crazy! But, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I love hearing from you! You can contact me here. Or follow me on Instagram, YouTube or Facebook. I also have a homeschool Facebook group for homeschool moms. You can click here to join.

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