I wish we could meet in person and chat over a cup of hot cocoa (I’m a bit of a connoisseur), but, for now, digital introductions will have to do. My name is Lynnette Sheppard, and I am the resident blogger here at Simply for Real, where parenting with purpose, faith, and humor is the name of the game.
Here’s My Story in a Nutshell…
A few weeks after my 20th birthday, I married my best friend, Greg, whom I met when I was 16-years-old. We’ve been married for 20 years, which means I am now 40. That makes me feel a tiny bit old, but don’t tell my kids. To them, I am the epitome of young and cool. You will have to take my word on that one because they will likely never admit to feeling that way. I’m not sure why.
Speaking of kids, we have five, the eldest of which is 19, so we are officially in the launching stage. (Heaven, help us!) The youngest is nine, so we have a few years to go. Most of them are teenagers. They keep us on our toes. (If you’d like to see what my kids really think about me, check out this post. It is about as real as it gets!)
I want to help you raise amazing kids!
I am SUPER passionate about parenting in a manner that helps kids grow into responsible, respectful, confident, faith-filled adults who were capable of standing on their own two feet. I am in the business of raising leaders.
My goal is to have my kids ready to tackle the wide world independently by the time they graduate from high school. I am working tirelessly to that end because I know they will not magically awake on their 18th birthday with the skills necessary to be a successful adult.
I would love to help you do the same.
In case you were wondering…
Before my kids were born, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Family Science. My education taught me a thing or two about raising children and creating a strong family. Most of my practical knowledge, however, has been gained in the trenches of parenting five very different kids.
While I do not claim to be an expert in any way, shape, or form, I am confident in the parenting principles I utilize in my family and teach on this blog. They are working very well for me and I believe they could help you also.
About the name of this blog…
One thing I feel strongly about is keeping things real. My little corner of the Internet is a place for real life, real stories, and real growth. There is no pressure to be perfect here, so come as you are. I try to keep things relatable, so we can laugh about this messy thing called life.
Hopefully, my words will leave you saying, “Me, too.”
Can I send you something?
I created a free email course designed to help you raise independent kids, and I would love to send it your way. Sign up here:
Contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for stopping by! I look forward to meeting you.
Check out my most popular posts here. (Some of them have appeared all over the web…)