Hello! I’m Lea Ann Garfias. I’m an author, choir director, violinist, homeschool mom, and collector of books, fiesta dinnerware, and K-cups. You could say I’m a heavy reader/eater/drinker.
This blog is a collection of my thoughts on a few topics that interest me most — women’s leadership, motherhood, homeschooling, and writing. I wrote the book on how to make homeschooling easy, ironically titled Homeschool Made Easy and available on kindle. And I’m most excited about Rocking Ordinary, my book about how awesome YOU are in your daily life. It’s coming straight to a bookstore near you July 1. I’m currently the Features Editor for Home School Enrichment magazine, and I write regularly for Texas Home School Coalition and other print and online publications.
Things I love:
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You may have read my viral blog posts “10 Things Your Homeschool Friend Won’t Tell you (but wishes you knew)” and “Why My Teens Don’t Dual Credit.” Some of my most-read articles are from my long-running series “Ask the Grad” which featured the perspectives of homeschool graduates from a variety of backgrounds, including Anais Dervaes of Urban Homesteaders. I also wrote a much-quoted critical look at a homeschool Bible curriculum. I’ve written many articles on Christian worldview here and in magazines; I have a helpful chart here to differentiate between views.
I’m a homeschool graduate and homeschooling mother of four children, ages eight to seventeen. My oldest just graduated! My husband works for Bank of America, coaches his own competitive soccer club, and leads children’s ministry. I teach our children, make lists, scream at soccer games, conduct church choir, and play the violin in local symphonies. Somehow in the midst of that I find time for writing.
Previously, I’ve started three school music programs across the country, served as a music director for a church (one of the first women in my denomination to do so), and been named C.O.O. of a homeschool company. I like to use my experience to help women achieve their dreams of making a lasting impact in the lives of others. . . to live ordinary lives of extraordinary influence.
So how can I help you?
Be sure to contact me here or on social media to let me know. I promise to answer personally.
I’d love to keep in touch!
I send a monthly email to my friends. It’s full of goodies like great books, interesting information, exclusive content, and coffee chats. Wanna’ join us?