I’m a follower of Christ, first of foremost – an imperfect and undeserving recipient of God’s grace. I’m also wife to a wonderful man and mom to four amazing kiddos, referred to here as The Husband, Polly Wolly or PW, Doodle, Little Man, and Peanut.
I’m one of those crazy homeschooling moms, (figured I better warn you there,) and I’m part of the writing team at Hip Homeschool Moms, a pretty amazing website that was a great help to me when I first began wading into the homeschooling waters.
About this blog
If the name implies this blog is all about my house, let me apologize. My New Kentucky Home is about more than the house I live in, though that’s sure to show up here and there because…. well, it’s where I live!
But there’s really so much more to a HOME than the house you live in. HOME is all about family and faith and all the beautiful craziness of life. This blog is just a place where I can open up and share those things with you, my readers.
About my name
I am TAWN-ya, not TAN-ya. Obviously my parents weren’t much concerned about being phonetically correct, and so I’ve enjoyed having my name mispronounced my. entire. life.
But, hey, it’s better now than it used to be! I grew up with a strange maiden name, too, so I was used to having my name butchered pretty much from start to finish. God must have felt I had suffered enough because He sent me a man with a simple last name. Of course I was quick to marry him before he had the chance to change his mind and some guy with a name like Swierczewski came along….
About my family
The blogosphere can be very deceiving. Good photography and selective sharing can sometimes create the impression of perfect families and perfect lives. Ours isn’t that. Believe me.
But we are blessed.
I mentioned that I’m a homeschooling mom, which of course means we’re a homeschooling family. I realize that makes us a little weird in the eyes of some, but I embrace the weirdness! Truly, I would not have it any other way. Homeschooling, when it’s really done right, is more than an educational choice – it’s a beautiful way of life that I cherish, even on the tough days.