Hi! I’m glad you’re here. My name is Amber, it’s nice to meet you.
A little bit about me: James and I have been married since August of 1998. It’s kind of weird to think we’ve been married that long. We’re not ‘pros’ at this yet, but we’ve been married long enough to start figuring some of it out. We’ve been through some pretty rocky patches but God has brought us through all of it and taught us a lot through it. Marriage is super important to me–not just mine, but marriage in general. After seeing what God has done for us, I want to encourage women who are going through trials in their own marriages.
Homeschooling is a hard journey, too. It’s worth it; it’s a worthwhile challenge. I didn’t always know that we’d be doing this. I had a fairly great public school experience; I had no reason to consider otherwise for my own children. But God knew. He gave me a heart for teaching–I thought I’d be teaching Sunday School or maybe elementary music. Instead, I ended up teaching my own children everything from music to math. There are days I want to stick my head in a chocolate fountain and drown my frustrations, but I wouldn’t give this up for anything. Homeschooling is important to me, and I want to encourage other homeschool moms on their journey, too.
While we’re talking about it, motherhood is important to me, too. I don’t care whether you’re a stay home mom, a homeschool mom, a step-mom, adoptive mom, a workforce mom… motherhood is hard, too. And also very, very worth it.
My faith, and God, is of utmost importance. My faith influences everything I do. I lean on God to get me through the challenges and the trials and He never lets me down. He provides and blesses in so many ways. I am not the best homemaker, I am not the best cook, I struggle daily with self-discipline and good habits. Somehow God uses the little I have to offer for His glory. I offer up all I am and have- even this blog-for His purposes and His glory.
Recently, God has brought a new passion into our lives. After calling my husband to ministry and then the drawing him into service in our church, we find ourselves serving as pastor (and pastor’s wife) with our church family. This draws me a little further away from my blog and further into His service. Writing here is sure to be spotty as I find my bearings. I will continue to do everything I do for His glory, and I have no doubt He will bless that, whatever it may be.
More about me: I love to sing, play guitar, drink coffee, read books, write, watch movies with my family, sit around campfires, chat with friends, be silly, eat dark chocolate, watch documentaries and learn new things. I’m an extrovert, definitely not an outdoors person, and I have a new appreciation for history after studying it with my kids. The rest of the crew: My husband, James, aka “Big Daddy,” my oldest daughter, Catie, my second daughter, Arielle, and my son, Alexander. This is my family, and I love them so much.
Like my tagline said for a very long time: Our house is often messy, sometimes loud, and never boring!
About the Blog:
My blogging journey began back in 2006 with a blog called “Bringing Good Home.” For me, that blog name and it’s tagline is one of the things I want to accomplish through blogging.
“She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.” ~ Proverbs 31:12
My blog is about “bringing good home” to my family. Everything I do while blogging should be done in a way that I am still “bringing *good* home” to them. Doing good, not harm. In 2008, I moved to self-hosted WordPress and took on the moniker, “Classic Housewife.”
My mission statement:
Classic Housewife is about being the best wife, mother, homemaker and homeschooling parent that I can be –and encouraging other moms to be the same. It’s about seeking to glorify God in all that we do, whether working, playing, learning, loving or just simply living life.
While I do blog from the perspective of a stay-home, homeschooling, Christian housewife, and that is typically the kind of reader my blog will appeal to, my blog is open to all moms–stay home or not, homeschooling or not. (Christian or not, too – though you might get tired of hearing my point of view. If not, well, howdy!)
More about my family and me: