Joe has spent our entire married life in Christian radio and is currently Music Director and on-air personality at WBGL/New Life Media in Illinois. It’s the perfect fit for him as it combines three of his greatest loves: love for God, love for people, and love of great music (closely tied with his love of baseball). He was awarded Music Director of the Year award in 2007 and 2011 because he’s the best and he’s absolutely incredible at what he does. His listeners know him as JoeB and love his ability to relate and share hope with those who are hurting. But most importantly he’s a devoted husband and daddy to our four children and our home is always where his heart is!
My background and interests have always been in children, education, and all things reading and writing. So as God blessed Joe and me with children over the years, home educating them became a natural extension of my mothering. I love that I get to spend my days at home teaching, studying, brainstorming new ideas, and having long convos with my kids. We have a daughter and three sons, from ages 8-17 and I love all the different stages they each are in! When I leave the house it’s usually to go to church, get more food, get more books, or to look for treasures at a garage sale 🙂 I’m excited to join the blogging world and share a little bit of our life “behind our smiles”!
And a little bit about our daughter!
Our daughter J.C. is 18 and also loves to read and write. From the time she was in Kindergarten she was set on writing a book and that determination led to her self-publishing two novels by the age of fourteen. She’s hard at work on her third novel and she blogs at jcbuchanan.com. Check out her dozens of book reviews for juvenile and YA audiences along with her other adventures in reading and writing!