In the beginning, Amy Quakkelaar, said she would never homeschool. Then, she and her husband, Steve, decided to bring their oldest child home for just one year, feeling called to teach academics with a Biblical foundation, strong character building and family bonding. That just one year was thirteen years ago. Today, the Quakkelaars have two children in high school, three in elementary/middle school, and a toddler who wants to do school too! Amy serves her local homeschooling community by facilitating a coop, mentoring new homeschool mothers, and coordinating special events and classes. She has a degree in early childhood development and is a homeschool consultant and speaker for My Father’s World. Overall, Amy strives to use her experiences as a mother, foster mother, and at times, a homeschool teacher for additional children, to encourage parent to keep their eyes on God and to build His kingdom.