Mom, Wife, Friend, Teacher, Homeschool Mom & Coach
Natalie knew at five years of age, she wanted to be a teacher when she grew up! She had no idea her files upon files of “FUN” teaching ideas, collected throughout childhood and beyond, would primarily be used to teach her own children!
After overcoming the majority of difficulties associated with Dyslexia and Auditory Processing Disorder, she attended BYU-Idaho. In 2005, Natalie graduated with a degree in Elementary Education.
She has taught all grade levels from K through 5, as well ran her own preschool for three years. She also taught at a specialty private school for children with Dyslexia and has received specialized training in Slingerland, an Orton-Gillingham Method for teaching literacy.
In 2009, she began a Master’s in Education program and this led her to see that the classroom was not an ideal setting for educating children and a passion for non-traditional forms of educating began to brew.
Natalie has even created a reading curriculum called, Direct Route to Reading, with a desire to help her children thrive and LOVE reading.
Natalie married her amazingly selfless and supportive husband, Dan, in 2008. They are the parents of Sophie (9), Tessa (9), Eleanor (7), Bennett (5), and Annie (2 1/2) and currently resides in Utah
Mom, Wife, Author, Speaker, Homeschool Mom & Coach
Michelle is a mother of four grown children and a grandmother to five. Her passion for learning led her to homeschool when her oldest was thirteen and her youngest was three. In three years her oldest daughter received a full four year scholarship without a diploma or GED to Utah State University at age sixteen, her oldest son followed at age fifteen, and the two younger siblings joined them at age seventeen. They have gone on to get their Master's and Michelle often brags that her children have more education than she does (She has no formal schooling past High School).
Let Michelle take you through her journey as a homeschool Mom and give you the hope that you can do this, it isn't as difficult as you think. She will also share her passion of incorporating travel and humanitarian trips into learning.
Now that Michelle has finished that chapter of her life, she has moved on to helping people live a healthy and happier life through nutrition, (Naturally Michelle) teaching them how to travel the world for just the cost of food and fun (TravelingU, Author of three travel books) and helping mothers homeschool their families (Simplified Homeschooling).
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"I have seen several programs, read the books and even participated in co-ops, and this is by far the best resource I have ever seen."
"It took me three years to discover a teaching method for my son that Natalie explained in 6 minutes. There is so much value in this site.
I can't imagine the time saving this will bring to a new mom homeschooling. Thank you"
- Megan B
"Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, for everything you are doing. It is life changing!"
I Just wanted to thanks you... This has made a huge difference in my confidence to teach my children. In fact I have never felt more joy doing anything else.
Seeing my children learning and thriving, not having to worry about peer pressure and going at our own pace is incredibly rewarding. Thank you x1000
I think there are so many Moms, myself included who have felt the desire to homeschool or want to homeschool and it feels so overwhelming that they don't do anything about it.
That is the reason so many people need to learn from your understanding, knowledge and guidance.
This is amazing.