About You and Me!

Writer, speaker, counselor, educator, mom . . . .  

Dealt with the same five kids and kept them fed, in clothing, and off the chandeliers every day for a quarter century!

And wrote about it for many years.

(Well over sixty magazine articles on YOUR topic.)

Grandmother of fifteen adorables.

Wife of one.

Never could stand to part with these darling faces.

They were mine; no one else could do my job my way. Here they are:Untitled design(3)

Could not stand to drop them off somewhere, no matter how wonderful that “somewhere” might be.



I love to cook the food that we have raised, ourselves. You know, the new rage: slowfood, art food, even some paleo–like my Granny before me . . .

I love sewing, cake decorating, and making my own herb products, too.

And laughing. And music. And games. And old movies with popcorn.

I drive a Ford truck.

I got old enough, I learned how to fix every ignorant mistake because I’ve made ’em.

So if your mistakes need fixing, you cannot get your children off the chandeliers, cannot figure how to home school, have run out of supper recipes, or run out of diapers, or wonder which end of the iron is up, or just need a shoulder to cry on, contact me on the Contact Page.

I answer a lot of questions.

It’s my way of giving back.

Veterans ought to give back, you know.

I have a lot to give; you might as well sign up for some in the sign-up space above.

The proof is in the pudding.

Here are a very few of the very kind words from my magazine days:

“I always turn to your article first [. . .] I don’t care if I get around to the others.”  –Alicia T.

“I could not believe what I was reading. It gave me goosebumps. Your article was the word that I needed from God.”  –Amanda S.

“You [. . .] are among the most ardent home school writers that we know.”  –Jonathan Lewis, Editor, Home School Enrichment Magazine

“I told my mom, ‘This is SO true!'”  –Suzanna H.

Get answers, here! I’m happiest when I’m teaching and helping, whether in writing, one-on-one, or in group settings, so do not hesitate: Sign up for a free subscription, at the top of the sidebar.

Go on, help yourself in the search window or the categories window!

Or go to the Contact Page to ask ANY question — don’t be shy!

And come back real soon, y’hear?

I speak often, also, on all sorts of topics related to womanhood and the deliberate, artful managing of a home in this wrecked world, helping women seek and find the real answers they need. So if you want to hear me, contact me! ❤

P.S. If you’re not sure about going home, yet, try my other site:  The Conquering Mom

9 thoughts on “About You and Me!

  1. katharinetrauger says:

    Oooh, I forgot to announce the March baby! She’s here, though, and a dear, tiny replica of her mama. 🙂 Even before she was born, in the ultrasound, she looked just like her mama. 🙂 This one took her sweet time, though, like about 9 days! Ha!

    • tchistorygal says:

      Wow, then I really do feel fortunate that you stopped to comment. I’m more of a non-fiction person, too. More journaling than anything, though. Polishing up work for a non-fiction piece takes a lot of ironing out the wrinkles as well. )

      • tchistorygal says:

        It takes a lot of time. I scroll down that site, and My 500 Words, and make a few comments, but I manage 6 FB sites and groups, and participate in 5 additional ones, 3 LinkedIn sites, and 2 groups, 3 Twitter sites, 2 Pinterest, and my own Google+, Instagram and I ignore the rest!

        • katharinetrauger says:

          What a list! I’m beginning to manage sites for others. Our dear local public librarian has loved my work for her and is trying to drum up a little business for me. Scary.

          • tchistorygal says:

            I volunteer my time for several organizations. They do love that I got them started. I will probably quit doing so much, once I’m off the executive cabinet in June. Good luck with your project. You may get very busy quickly – like you need more to do! 🙂

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