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Kristen is a home­maker, home­schooler, and a home­keeper. Her experience includes nineteen years of practice, raising three kids, a husband, and a dog. Writing about her life helps her stay sane. She believes that sharing stories helps others by providing opportunities to share advice (and helpful hints) about homeschooling, and raising kids on the autism spectrum, while supporting marriages and families that are striving to thrive.

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Shannon Enos is a wife, recovering Pinterest addict, and homeschooling mom of two young girls. Her hobbies include analyzing music with her husband, pretending she’s going to finish that crocheting project she started 4 years ago, and making lists of things she has already completed just so she can cross them off. Shannon values truth, education, the arts, open minds, humor, and “Nashville" binges on Hulu. She believes that learning happens everywhere, whether you’re paying attention or not.


Pink Owl

I think the original name of my blog was somewhat non-defining.  I picked it initially because I thought it sounded cute.  I was also, and still am, actually, infatuated with owls.  They are the coolest creatures!  Harry Potter had Hedwig, the owl, and my (sweet, wise, old) grandma always had a thing for them.  They show up everywhere, too, now. I like to color owls, draw them, and visit them at the zoo.  I look for them in the wild, but have yet to see one there (in the wild).  Plus, owls are the symbol for wisdom, which is what I'm always seeking.  I picked pink because pink is my favorite color.  I found some picture of pink owls, and viola! I had a name for my blog.  Cute creatures, seeking wisdom, and pink… I couldn't go wrong with that.
So, now that I've been writing for over a year, I think it's time that I change up the title of my blog to be more definitive of what I'm writing about.  I am having much anxiety about this.  I am not the clever-witty type that comes up with stuff easily.  I am more about the high anxiety, and wanting everything to be perfect and make sense type.  I'm in agony… Ok, I'm being a little dramatic, but still.
I write a lot about my family. I think I write about them because there is just so much they bring to the table that is my life.  We are a funny, crazy bunch, and I love us fiercely.  I share a lot about how autism is a part of our story, too. I want other families to know they aren't alone if they are on the new side of a diagnosis, or in the middle of a challenging time.  It helps to know that there are programs and support in the community.  I feel pretty darn passionate about that, actually.  Sharing is caring (unless it's the flu- then not so much). We are not just autism, though, so I like to write about faith, family, and the keeping of the home, as well.
So, I think I’ve come up with something that ties it all together. Did I mention I'm not so good at this? Here is what I've come up with:
"We’re All Mad Here” (A Lot of Love… and a Little Crazy)
The main title is a literary reference to Alice in Wonderland.  We (my family… the ones I write about) are a bit mad (not angry, of course, just a tad bit crazy- in a good way- but also a bit literally).  We live life, we have crazy schedules, we home school, we have issues that we deal with honestly, we like to laugh, we have to sometimes cry… We are growing up.  All of us are growing up -- me, especially.   The subtitle part is us… A lot of love, and a little crazy. It's true.
So, just like Alice (and my pink owl), I'm still seeking wisdom, and trying to impart that wisdom to others, humbly, with beauty, and with a bit of humor.  Life on planet earth is short, adventurous, and a little (sometimes a lot) crazy, so perspective and sharing are necessary for living well.  I know, for sure, that I get by with a little help from my friends- and that's what this blog is all about :  a little help, from a friend.
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