I am Melanie, married to my favorite sailor, Wayne.  Home is where the Navy sends us, as they say.  We call Maryland home for now.

We have three children:  two daughters and a son. The girls arrived in the usual way; our son was born in Korea and adopted by us when he was almost 4.

We homeschool using classical methods.  My educational philosophy has been greatly shaped by The Well-Trained Mind, Climbing Parnassus, and The Latin-Centered Curriculum.  We mostly use Memoria Press curriculum.

I am a Christian.  Though I grew up in the Assemblies of God, went to an A/G college and even worked at the denomination’s headquarters, in the past few years, through my own study, exposure to wonderful teaching, and God’s grace, I am now Reformed.  With Anglican leanings.

I grew up in Ohio, but have lived in the South for most of my adult life.  This means that I regularly use “y’all” and think that cold means anything below 50 degrees.  However, I retain the right to make fun of southerners when it snows.

I am was am addicted to Diet Coke.  (I’ve tried to quit many times, but it just doesn’t take.)

I hate loud noises.  I feel pretty strongly about that.

As an ISTJ, I prefer solitude and quiet, regular routines, good books, beauty, and thoughtful conversations. I have no use for fluffy preaching or music, still less interest in tv or video games.  (Yes, I’m super fun. What can I say?  I have a narrow appeal.)

Before I was “mommy”, I was a pianist.  I have a Master’s Degree in piano performance. I don’t get much chance to play these days, but to everything there is a season, right?

Thanks for stopping by.

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