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Kristy Howard | writer and editor at Kristys Cottage blog

Hi there, I'm Kristy... INTJ female, pastor's wife and homeschooling mom, avid reader and lifelong learner. My friends typically think of me as the "quiet type," but my mind is always busy!  I've been sharing my solutions for living and loving well here since 2007.  I'd love for you to learn and grow with me!

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Emma, 15-year old reader

I really love your blog and your emails on Friday mornings.Share this post!


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Back in 2008 I found myself searching the internet for low cost meals I could cook from scratch. I stumbled upon your blog, and felt God answer so many prayers. At the time I had people tell me that it would be hard, if not impossible for me to be a stay-at-home mom when my … Read More about Jessica


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Needed to read this. Thanks for sharing your heart so openly! Share this post!


Let me just say thank you, Kristy, for the mentoring you graciously extend via this blog. Share this post!


Just wanted you to know your blog is amazing and I find so much encouragement in so many areas. Share this post!


THANK YOU for your honesty. Your article was reprinted in our local homeschool paper (MassHOPE) and it was just what I needed to day. Share this post!

Lisa W. 

Thank you for your vulnerability and openness. It is so refreshing. Share this post!


Thanks for the permission to breathe. I’m a mother to six kids, six years old and younger! I’ve felt like a failure again and again. This was a breath of fresh air! Share this post!


I’ve been following your blog since 2008 and LOVE how you talk about God and being a pastor’s wife and homeschooling mom. So many of us were not homeschooled and can use practical and encouraging advice. Although I am not a pastor’s wife, I like knowing how to best support those serving in the ministry. … Read More about Jessica

Lisa C. 

Thank you so much for your inspiring and real posts! Share this post!


I’m just starting my journey as a pastor’s wife and your write up has really encouraged me. Keep it up. Share this post!


I love using your recipes!  They always turn out so great and the amount made is exactly perfect for our family of seven. Share this post!

Jamerril Stewart

Homeschooling Day by Day is an outpouring of Godly encouragement that will sustain you on the dry and weary days. A blessing to any homeschooling mama. Share this post!

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