Stephanie and her husband, Jeff, live in Nova Scotia, on the beautiful east coast of Canada. Mother of five amazing young adults and grandmother of two adorable munchkins, Stephanie has been homeschooling since 1998. Favouring an eclectic and hands on, activity based approach, Stephanie has seen the homeschooling trends grow and adapt. Missing the support of other homeschool families, Stephanie founded HEMS Homeschooling (helping, encouraging, mentoring, serving) in 2000. Since then, the group has grown exponentially. As the needs of the community have changed, HEMS has committed to coming alongside homeschoolers, offering guidance, resources, and support. HEMS also liaises with the Department of Education, on behalf of homeschool families. Stephanie is a frequent conference speaker and loves to share and encourage other families on their homeschool journey. She has spoken at events across Canada and Eastern Europe. Stephanie has published a book of devotions for moms and writes (somewhat sporatically) for her blog, 'Under His Wings'. Now that Stephanie's children are grown, she has gone back to school to study paramedicine while continuing to be actively involved in homeschool support, at home and abroad.