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Carlie New Bio Pic MIRROR LARGESo You Call Yourself a Homeschooler? is a blog dedicated to encouraging and inspiring homeschooling parents. Founded by Carlie Kercheval, this site was originally a personal blog created while Carlie was living alone in Germany while her husband was serving on his 5th year long combat deployment to the Middle East. Carlie is a blessed momma to five beautiful children: 3 precious ones here with her on Earth and 2 angels now in heaven. She is a veteran homeschooler entering into her 12th year of homeschooling. Carlie’s heart for her fellow homeschoolers is to help minister and equip new homeschoolers for the journey as well as provide encouragement and inspiration for seasoned homeschoolers in the midst of their homeschooling journey.

Remember as homeschoolers we are an international community of parents striving to accomplish the same thing: educate our children the very best we can. I pray that your time with us is nothing short of a blessing. We look forward to connecting with you as we walk our journey of homeschooling TOGETHER.

Other projects you can see me working on…

Today's Frugal Mom

Today’s Frugal Mom™ is a site where I share tips and tricks on how a 4th generation frugal mom (me) is able to live well on a small budget. I talk about how we became debt free in 2005 (outside of a home we still own in another state) as well as share how to save money on groceries, how to make money blogging, how to build a savings account, how to get paid to shop online, and so much more! Come see and see how you can be more efficient with your money!


LTSL-iTunes-1400x1400-Final WITH LTSL URLLearning to Speak Life Podcast – My husband Michael and I invite you to come and listen and subscribe to our new podcast exclusively on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network. On our show we’ll talk about the biblical truths surrounding the importance of speaking life-giving words no matter the circumstance. This information is relevant for new believers as well as the seasoned saints as no one has their tongue under control. If you need continued encouragement in this area (which we all do) we hope you will join us for an episode! You can catch a new episode every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. You can also subscribe to the podcast via iTunes.



LTSL-Fruit-of-the-Spirit-for-iPadMy husband and I published our first book last year on Kindle and in paperback: Learning to Speak Life™: Fruit of the Spirit Family Devotional.This fun new 9-week family Bible study is geared for families with young children ages 3-9. It examines the fruit of the Spirit according to Galatians 5:22-23 – teaching children how to speak God’s life-giving words in place of words that tear down and destroy. We believe that if your family takes the time to work through our devotional, that you will see increased family unity and more intimate relationships as a result of speaking kinder words to one another. There is no limit to the amazing things God can do in a heart that is speaking positive words!



ManagingYourBlessings.comIn 2011, I founded a women’s ministry site called Managing Your Blessings. This site is a place where women can come to be encouraged by a team of faithful Jesus loving sisters in Christ. We also have a quarterly online book club for women that you can join in for encouragement. My heart behind the book club is to offer a place where the busy Christian woman (YOU) can fit a group study in her life without having to add one more place to “be” at during her days.