A Blog Devoted to Encouraging Homeschooling Mothers

A Blog Devoted to Encouraging Homeschooling Mothers
The Burts in 2013

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Kids I Homeschool...

This post is purely a mother's pride, so if you'd like to learn a little more about three of my children, read on! I'll start with my daughter Savanna, who makes amazing things out of polymer clay. One of her more recent clay creations is an adorable Captain Jack Sparrow charm that she made for a YouTube contest. Here's a pic of the little Jack ~

He's pretty awesome, isn't he? You can see more of her work with clay at her website ~ www.SavanasClayCreations.com ~ and from there you can visit her YouTube website which has a TON of instructional videos. Her most popular videos have been viewed over 15,000 times! If you are interested in using polymer clay for art in your homeschool, check out Savanna's video tutorials.

Next I'm going to talk about my son Gage, a sophomore at Wheaton College (a fantastic place known as the Harvard of evangelicals). He has worked hard to overcome some calf injuries, and had surgery last fall after his Achilles tendon ruptured. Gage has also faced other health issues that threatened to derail his sports dreams. But if you look at the Wheaton wrestling roster photo below, you'll see him smack dab in the middle of the team (middle row, fourth from left). He's got his best Johnny-bad-boy wrestling face one, while wearing a "Jesus is Life" t-shirt. How awesome is that?! ?

And now I'd like to share some of my daughter Alexandra's photography skills. She recently started her own small business, and already has several shoots booked. I think her work is pretty terrific, and I am so glad she has a hobby that she truly enjoys. You can see her Photoshop website HERE.  Check out the picture below ~

Pretty nice, eh? And the use of her initials in her business name is pretty witty, too. She kept it short & sweet, easy to remember ~ A&B Photography. You can find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/photographybyBurt.

That's all the mommy-bragging I'm going to do today...thanks for letting me share so unabashedly about three of my fantastic kids!

Lord bless you as you homeschool for God's glory!

Day 228 done :)

Jan L. Burt



  1. Your love for your talented kiddos is evident.

  2. I know you are wonderfully proud of them all! And how wonderful that they can hear you say it! I think we should all brag on our kids, and that they should know and hear it often. Kids these days need to be built up, not torn down...the world does that enough!
    Way to go kiddos!