My name is Tina Hollenbeck, and I am first and foremost a follower of Jesus Christ, Yeshua, the Messiah. My college sweetheart husband and I are raising two beautiful teen daughters and have another - lost in 1998 to a second trimester miscarriage - waiting for us in Heaven.
We have educated our daughters at home from the beginning - i.e., from the moment each was born. We view home learning as a holistic endeavor, encompassing all things spiritual, physical, emotional, and relational in addition to the intellectual (academic). I find great joy in mentoring parents who take the step of faith onto the homeschooling path, confident that any diligent parent can find success as a home educator.
In addition to my roles as wife and mother, I own The Homeschool Resource Roadmap and The N.E.W. Scoop, moderate The Christian Homeschool Oasis, volunteer for my local homeschool association, and write for Celebrate Kids and Learning Tangent Magazine. Additionally, I enjoy speaking to large and small groups about parenting and home education-related matters.
In my free time - such as it is! - I enjoy coffee dates with dear friends and working out, and I aim to keep caught up on scrapbooking so I can meet my goal of creating one book a year for each of my daughters from birth through their high school graduations. My family attends and actively participates in the life of an Evangelical Free church, where I've served as a vocalist on our worship team for many years.
Our family is also owned by four quirky cats, a characterization that any cat person immediately understands.