About the Webmama

So you’re probably wondering who the heck I am, right? Well, my name is Tina and I too am a Fresno local.

I need to make it very clear to all my site visitors that this is a mommy-made site, NOT a professional site. This is a one-mama run site, and its entirely done on my opinion and experiences and in my free time (what little there is) when I’m not busy mommying, homeschooling, or working on a million other projects and tasks…So anyone who considers doing business with me needs to keep this in mind and realize I’m on mommy time–which means my KIDS come first, not my business. Thank you for understanding!

I was born in ’70, so figure out how old that is now, LOL…have been married to a wonderful man since ’99, and we had our first child, a daughter, in ’00…our second, a son, in ’04, but sadly he was stillborn. We then had another son in ’05. I’ve only lived in Fresno since ’97, but my husband was born and raised here and both our families are here.

My background?

Well, I’ve always gravitated towards jobs with children…Have been an educator in many capacities since receiving my Bachelor’s in Child Development in 1992.

Without boring you completely with my life story…I ended up here in Fresno in 1997 entirely because of my then boyfriend, now husband, Adam. I met Adam while I was teaching in Sequoia National Forest at SCICON Outdoor School, in Springville… (Clemmie Gill School for Science & Conservation).

Since both our families live here in Fresno…it’s worked out nicely for us to settle here and start our own family.

Other things about me:

I had a “Mommy & Me” class that I led in my home from 2002-2005, off and on, to help pay the bills and have some fun weekly. I taught preschool for several years in the past, so I had a fun time coming up with neat things to do, while staying home with my daughter and making a little cash. I’ve since written a book on How to Create a High Quality  “Mommy & Me” program.

I cohost a homeschool podcast with another local mom called the “Savvy Homeschool Moms.” I also have a homeschool blog called the “Homeschool Realm.” Both of these have very active Facebook pages as well!

A last thing I’d like to mention about me is that I am an “attachment parent.” If you have no idea what I am talking about…refer to the my AP pages or just do a search on the net under “attachment parenting.” There’s an ENORMOUS amount of info out there on the subject, just waiting to be read by you! If you happen to be an AP parent like myself, we have a rather large, & very active local AP playgroup (called “Fresno AP Mommies“). Go ahead and follow that link to join us! 🙂

Enough about me…Go enjoy Fresno Family!!!

6 Replies to “About the Webmama”

  1. New to Fresno/Clovis area (on the border). Both husband and I homeschool our two girls, 11 and 13. Have been since they were born. Use secular curriculum including CM. Not impressed with the homeschooling groups that I have found so far here. We came from a homeschooling group that met once a week and did secular co-op classes that were quite flexible and could be attended by the girls if desired. Any ideas or suggestions to explore for this area (already a member of the 3 options on yahoo groups)? The girls are looking for others that are their ages and like-minded. Thanks for any direction for homeschooling in this area!

  2. I stumbled onto your website because I too am a mom and I’m new to the Fresno area and I’m not at all impressed with Clovis unified. I’m seriously considering homeschooling, but am looking for advice as to the best charter or public schools home program. I want the oversight as I’m a newbie and I want the public funding of 2,000 per year per child from the state as long as I’m meeting the standards. Any good suggestions?

    1. Hi Mindy! Welcome! Currently I’m unaware of any local program that will allow access to the money you speak of. I have heard of programs in other counties that do pay that money directly to the homeschooling parents…but last time we discussed it, there wasn’t anything in the Fresno area that distributed money. Imagine what we could do w/that much money annually to pay for supplies and classes for our homeschooled kids! We dream of that day! :). But, that said, there ARE local charters for homeschoolers that spend that money for you on programs and materials for enrolled homeschoolers. I have only ever heard anything good about 2, however, as I tend to be in circles of homeschoolers who, like me, don’t want a program that tells me what to do but instead provides a variety of resources and lets me pick…the 2 that I know of that are flexible and recommended are Mountain Home School in Oakhurst and Eleanor Roosevelt in Visalia. Yup, not IN Fresno. BUT….here’s the GREAT news…ERCLC (Eleanor Roosevelt) is starting a Fresno satellite in the fall! My kids are currently enrolled at ERCLC and we make the 1 hour drive down there twice a week and LOVE IT! We are very excited about the Fresno satellite! Let me know if you’d like more info…you can find my contact info on the contact page: https://fresnofamily.com/contact/

      Also, have you checked out my homeschool pages yet? There’s all sorts of info on local groups and such.

    2. Just stumbled upon this comment again… 6 years later and there are now options in our area for homeschooling with a charter and receiving funding! Check out Inspire charter and Compass charter, both for homeschoolers, both provide funding for students to use for educational purposes!

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