Meet Marianne

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Hi!  Welcome to my web site! I’m so glad that you wandered on in to look around. These adorable guys are my husband, Andy, of 29 years and my four sons, ages 15-21. If you want to know more about them you can click here for “Meet the Gang.”

Me? I’m a Midwest girl who loves Jesus, campfires, giggling little boys in overalls,  .99/a pound grapes, long car trips, and warm brownies with white chocolate chips.

I’m also a middle school teacher, parenting instructor, financial counselor with Crown Ministries, and author of The Gift of Enough. I love encouraging moms and dads on their parenting journey–which can be extra-challenging in this culture of  “perfect” Facebook kids, excessive living, and social pressures to raise “successful” kids. Poke around and see what you think.

If you have a specific parenting question…send me an e-mail. My opinion is free and rooted in God’s wisdom and my own personal interactions with four VERY different children and eighteen years of ever-changing circumstances.

My mistakes can be YOUR opportunity to learn. The same is true for our kids. When they make mistakes (poor choices) it is simply a chance for us to teach! 

Go misbehave, Kids!  We are ready for you…