The Purpose and People behind Little Green Schoolhouse Books
Welcome to Little Green Schoolhouse Books! We can’t wait to invite you into our full website and online shop in just a couple of weeks. In the meantime, though, we wanted to introduce ourselves and share a bit about why we believe so much in the mission of this company.
Homeschooling is wonderful! But, real talk: it can be overwhelming! Balancing the roles of parent and teacher, working and reworking schedules, juggling methods between children with different interests and abilities, and the pressures we put on ourselves to do everything well. Not to mention, the curriculum choices are endless, books can be expensive, and many of us will go through many resources before finding the right language arts method, history text, or math program for our kids.
As homeschooling moms ourselves, we understand these struggles in a real way. We want Little Green Schoolhouse Books to take some of the stress out of finding quality, affordable homeschooling materials by offering pre-owned books and supplies, and providing a convenient way to sell your used items when you’re ready to pass them on. In addition, we will take the guesswork out of picking curriculum by bringing you video reviews and peeks inside some items, and helping you sort through the many options available for teaching different subjects.
We love homeschooling families! And we want to serve homeschooling families by making this important life calling just a bit easier to follow...
So, who are we?
Ryann: Curriculum and Education Specialist
I’m Ryann, co-owner of Little Green Schoolhouse Books. I live in the Midwest with my husband, who is a pastor and science teacher, and our five children ranging in age from 6 to 16. Our oldest son happily attends a local Christian high school, and I teach our other sons and daughter at home. With an education degree in Family and Consumer Science, I enjoyed my years in the classroom, but am blessed to now be using my passion for teaching at home. I love the daily opportunities I have to weave our family faith and values into our learning, and I also appreciate the personalized attention I can give to each of my children’s learning struggles and strengths.
I enjoy warm cups of tea, family trips, key lime pie, problem-solving, date nights, and sending real estate listings I’ve found to friends who may or may not be in the market for a new home. I study homeopathy, can spend hours in craft or fabric stores, and love coming up with great projects that my husband can take on around the house.
Megan: Marketing and Social Media Guru
I’m Megan, co-owner of Little Green Schoolhouse Books, and I’m also Ryann’s sister. My husband and I recently made a move back to the area where I grew up, and are settling into a new home and community. I’m a professional photographer, as well as a homeschool mom to my son and daughter. I love the flexibility of homeschooling, as we are an active family that loves to be on the move. My son has some medical needs, so it’s also important to me to be able to structure and schedule our school time around when he is feeling well. And above all, I treasure the amount of time I can spend with my children (and mischievous dog) each day.
I love Starbucks pink drinks, sleeping under multiple comforters, and outdoor activities like hiking, camping, running, and gardening. I’m a Disney enthusiast, have plans to visit as many national parks as possible, and am always mentally designing our next vacation - sometimes even in the middle of a current one!
Laura: Communications Specialist
I’m Laura, mom to a 14-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son, and wife of my high school sweetheart. As the daughter of two career-long public school teachers, I never pictured myself homeschooling. But seven years have passed since I decided we’d give it a “one-year” try, and I’ve never looked back! I love the quality of education I’m able to give my kids at home, and the rhythm of our school days together. We have a great community of families around us who have chosen this path as well, as the popularity of home education in our area continues to grow tremendously.
I love words, traveling, our goldendoodle, sarcastic GIFs, sparkling water, and way too many television shows. I’m a podcast addict, can’t go a day without coffee, have a Friends quote for any situation, and believe that cake over pie is the only answer every single time.
Thank you for welcoming us into your home. Keep your eyes out for upcoming news and notes as we count down to the opening of Little Green Schoolhouse Books!