About Me

Welcome to my zoo! I’m Felicia. Daughter, wife and mama. I’ve been homeschooling now for 16 years! I have eight kiddos ranging from infant to 19 years old. Every child is unique and special, just the way God made them. I just happened to be blessed with a deaf child, a couple ADD kids, a sensory kiddo and four more incredibly unique individuals.

Here at the Zoo I Call Home, I share everything that has to do with running a home as a Christian homeschooling mama. This includes getting organized, homeschooling, Bible studyrecipes and more. I may cover a lot of subjects but they all contain one common element: the desire to find rest in the chaos. We live in such a busy world, surrounded by distractions. We often lose sight of what is most important, we lose sight of Jesus Christ. I’m just as guilty as the next mama. I get sucked into Facebook and Instagram, or lost on Pinterest for hours. My calendar quickly gets overloaded with amazing things to do, but none of them can really be enjoyed when we have to hurry to the next activity.

God has gifted us with abilities to serve and worship him, to grow as human beings while we are here on earth. Enter the large family and each person’s unique interests and dreams can overwhelm even the best supermom. To find rest in the middle of all this chaos takes intentionality.

Who are we??

Mr. & Mrs. Zookeeper are the proud care takers of:

The Zoo I Call Home - where chaos finds rest.The Lioness (20) is my oldest. She graduated from Texas School for the Deaf and from Austin Community Colleges Floral Design Certificate program in 2017.  She loves all pretty things and taking pictures of all the pretty things including her horse and dreams of doing big things. Currently she is serving the deaf community with Expressions of Emmanuel.

The Zoo I Call Home - where chaos finds rest.The Head Monkey (18) is my little man. Since 2 his obsession of locomotives fuels his dream of being a train engineer. Loves getting greasy under the hood of his truck and playing with his collection of weapons. He is currently attending community college to pursue a diesel mechanic degree.

The Zoo I Call Home - where chaos finds rest.The Lone Wolf (16) lives and breathes horses. She also loves laying in the hammock with her dog and a good book.

The Zoo I Call Home - where chaos finds rest.The Flamingo (10) is my princess. She loves music and dance, has a pet chicken that she plays with daily and is a big help in the kitchen as she loves to cook.

The Zoo I Call Home - where chaos finds rest. The Rhino (7) is a quiet addition to our loud clan. He loves rhinos and airplanes. And he loves his big brother! They are the sweetest of buddies.

The Zoo I Call Home - where chaos finds rest. The Elephant (5) fills our lives with energy and adventure! He is always going and moving, discovering the world around him. He loves big things like tractors and trucks and dinosaurs.

The Zoo I Call Home - where chaos finds rest.The Tiger (3) can hold his own among his brothers. He loves superheroes and playing outside. He is a great cuddle bug when he isn’t covered in mud.

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The Zoo I Call Home - where chaos finds rest.The Little Monkey (11mo) is such a blessing to add to our bunch! He is a screecher, probably so he can be heard! He is busy running and getting into everything.

My husband and I are both the oldest of two siblings, but we ended up with 8 of our own!! After 19+ years of parenting, homeschooling, cooking, cleaning, and moving among many other life events, we hope to bring you fresh ideas for your family, a giggle to fill your belly, and the freedom to just be YOU!