Meet the New Raising Homemakers Contributors!

by Sarah Mae on January 10, 2011 in Announcements


I received nearly 100 contributor requests since I made the announcement that RH was looking for a few more contributors. I had no idea I would receive that many, but since I was bunkered down with a cold, I cozied up and read all of your emails and perused ALL of your blogs. Do you have any idea how hard it was to pick the new contributors? Let me tell you, HARD.

And because so many of you have good, beautiful, encouraging words to share, and because I can’t choose all of you to be official contributors, I am going to start posting guest articles each Saturday. I will post them on a first come, first serve basis. Please send your articles to me (including a bio and any pictures you want in the post) with subject: RH GUEST POST.

Now for the reveal of this year’s new Raising Homemakers contributors. It is an honor for me to introduce to you (in alphabetical order)…

Bailey Bergmann

Bailey is a sixteen-year-old homeschooler in love with anything literary or theological. The second oldest of nine children, she finds joy in romping with her younger siblings, scribbling in her ever-expanding notebook and trying her hand at the home arts. While her talents naturally tend toward academic junky, her deepest wish is to serve the Lord in the home. Catch up with all her thoughts at Big House in the Little Woods.

Hannah Hagarty

Hannah is just an ordinary woman, saved by an extraordinary grace. married for thirteen years, she and her husband have been blessed with three sons and three daughters. Hannah loves lattes, re-arranging furniture, thrifting, handcrafts, foster parenting, and counts falling into bed exhausted as a sign of a really good day. She blogs at Cultivating Home.

Stephanie Hardenbrook

Stephanie Hardenbrook is a sinner saved by grace who resides in Southern Idaho at the Hardenbrook Homestead with her chicken-farming husband and five children. Living the country dream while loving, supporting, guiding, teaching and praising the name of Jesus! She’s not at all hesitant to mention her addiction to lovely fabrics or vintage linen’s and tea cups. Stephanie believes anyone can benefit from the value of home gardening and appreciate God’s beautiful bounty while reaping a harvest. Her door is always open at My Way Home!

Joy Kincaid

Joy is living her dream of being a wife and mother. She has been married to her best friend for thirteen years, and they have been blessed with five precious children. She loves Jesus, homemaking, sewing, crafting with her children, creating happy family memories, and going out with her husband. Joy writes at Graceful Words.
Jenn Purchase

Jenn is a stay-at-home mom to two wonderful boys and one little princess. She is grateful for the ability to stay home, and her wonderful husband is her number one supporter in her being home with the children. Jenn is very frugal and finds that being frugal is another way to serve her family and teach her children. Jenn is also a power seller on Ebay and loves to teach other stay-at-home moms how to use this tool to help the family budget while still staying home. She is the daughter of a stay-at-home mother who taught her what a blessing it is to serve your family by always being present in the home, and it has always been her desire to follow in her mother’s footsteps.

Darlene Schacht

Darlene Schacht is an ordinary mom, living an extraordinary life, because of who she is through Jesus Christ. As help-meet to her husband Michael, she guides and nurture their four children, leading them toward a deeper walk of faith.

Her work has been published in anthologies published by Thomas Nelson, Tyndale Publishing and Adams Media. As well she has co-authored a book with actress Candace Cameron Bure called, “Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness.

You can find her blogging at Time-Warp Wife where she empowers wives to joyfully serve.

Christin Slade

Christin is the wife to a compassionate, God-fearing man, mother & homeschooler of five children (two girls, three boys). She is a woman lost in God. She sees beauty in simple things and appreciates a good cup of coffee.

She is learning to live her everydays with joy, find gratitude in the mundane, and speak words of grace. You can find her writing through her days at Joyful Mothering, and tweeting her thoughts on Twitter @followmyjourney.

Veronica Whitley

Veronica is a pastor’s wife, and mommy of one.  She is a California girl, who was recently transplanted to the Lone Star State of Texas.  She loves studying God’s Word, long conversations with her husband, home-educating her daughter, and good coffee.  It is the desire of her heart to be joyfully content in whatever roles, responsibilities, blessings, and trials that her Heavenly Father, in His infinite wisdom, has seen fit to give.

Veronica blogs at A Quiet Heart, challenging herself, and others, to think biblically, obey passionately, and live contentedly in every sphere of life.  And, she can occasionally be found on Facebook and on Twitter @AQuietHeart.

Jamie Worley

Jamie is blessed with three kids and one amazing husband. Most days are occupied by homeschooling her two daughters, being keeper of her home, and working with husband Ken in their photography business. Whenever possible, she keeps a steaming mug of tea in hand. Since adopting a teen from foster care in 2010, she has become passionate about advocating adoption.
Knowing how profoundly she is capable of messing up her own life, Jamie is completely astounded that Christ has saved her, redeemed her, and lives in her and through her every day! She is convinced this verse was written especially for and about her: “I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.” (1 Timothy 1:16). She knows that absolutely anything good she does is because of Christ in her; she is merely a clay pot, worth nothing apart from the treasure inside (2 Corinthians 4:7).

The primary outlet for her abundance of words is See Jamie Blog, where she writes about homeschooling, parenting, home-making, adoption, and family life.

“Tweet” with her on Twitter: @jamieworley.


Well, there you have it, the new batch of beautiful spirits who will inspire, encourage, help, and offer hope in your journey towards raising a homemaker. If you would like to be updated by email whenever Raising Homemakers posts an article, click here!

Thank you so much for your continued support – we are thankful to be sojourners with you!

Sarah Mae

Sarah Mae loves God and the beauty He weaves; His grace overwhelms her. She is the wife of Jesse (her rock and super handy-man dude) and the proud mommy of two lovely daughters and one busy little boy. Her days are spent hanging out with her babes, homeschooling, writing, and drinking salted caramel mochas. She writes at Sarah Mae, is a contributor to (in)courage, the author of Desperate - Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe, and is the creator of Raising Homemakers.

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Heather January 10, 2011

Awesome! I’m looking forward to what they all have to say! 🙂

Natalie January 10, 2011

Hi, Bailey! So nice to see you! =)

In Him,

h. rae January 10, 2011

Wonderful! I also, am looking forward to reading each and every post!

Christin January 10, 2011

So excited to be a part of this and work alongside the wonderful women who make up this community–writers AND readers. Every one of us makes this community what it is. 🙂

Dianne January 10, 2011

Looking forward to hearing from the new contributors! What is Jen Purchase’s website? I didn’t see it listed in her intro and wanted to visit her blog.

Sarah Mae January 10, 2011

Dianne – Jenn does not have one yet, but she has so much frugality goodness, you are going to love her! 🙂

Cassidy January 10, 2011

I think you have chosen a beautiful group of ladies and I can’t wait to start reading their writings! May their words be blessed and may they speak the truth with a gentle, yet bold spirit.
Smiles, Cassidy

Kristiana January 10, 2011

Congratulations ladies!


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