Meet Christine from Redeeming Our Homes
Sharing easy teaching tips for busy moms, healthy meal and snack ideas, and simple hacks for a more organized home!
Welcome, I’m Christine!
Welcome to Redeeming Our Homes, where I am sharing ways to redeem learning, health, and time in our homes and our lives.
I am the mom of 2 spunky and energetic kids, a 4-year-old girl and 2-year-old boy. They keep me on my toes all the time, but I would not have it any other way.
My husband, Ben, and I have been married for 7 years. We have lived in 3 major cities across South Carolina. Currently, we live by the coast and love being able to hop on the golf cart and be on the beach in less than 10 minutes.
Follow along to see more of our daily life on my Instagram page.
More About Me
Originally from a small town in southern Virginia, went off to college, then moved to New York City for graduate school.
I spent many years in school earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s in public health, and eventually a doctorate in curriculum and instruction. I am also a Master Certified Health Education Specialist.
After finishing school, I started out in a career in health policy and education before becoming a public health professor for nearly a decade. And yes, I was a public health professor during the pandemic.
After having my son, I left my job in academia and taught health science in high school for a couple years.
Over this past year, I felt called to spend more time at home with my young kids so I made the difficult but important decision to leave teaching full-time. This is where the idea for this blog started.
While I am no longer teaching full-time, I still have a passion for teaching and helping others. When I was a professor, one of my favorite parts of the job was meeting with students one-on-one for academic and career advising. This is where we could talk and help students set goals for their future.
My goal is to help busy moms like me who want to prioritize their families. Moms who want to play a role in teaching their kids in the early years, feed their children healthy foods, and make their daily lives more simple and organized.
A Few Fun Facts About Me
- I am a recreational runner who has completed 2 half marathons and a bunch of shorter distances.
- My husband proposed at the finish line of the first half marathon we ran together.
- We were married on Jekyll Island in Georgia, a gorgeous place we had both visited when we were kids.
- I have experience teaching literally every age range. I have experience teaching and working in preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school, undergraduate students, and graduate students.
- Currently I am the lead teacher of the 2-year-old preschool part-time at our church. My son is one of my students!
- As a child, I played the piano and clarinet. In middle school, I taught myself how to play the flute.
- I was the youngest student in my master’s degree program at Columbia in New York, starting at the age of 20.
- I set an ambitious reading goal every year – this year I am currently aiming for 52! It’s early September and I am currently at 46 read, so I am feeling confident!
- Like many during the pandemic, I became obsessed with gardening but still consider myself a novice gardener.
- I love to find modern farmhouse home decor and easy seasonal design swaps for the holidays.
- A trait I consider myself having is efficiency. I am always looking for ways to do things faster and simpler.