Welcome! We’re so pleased you’re here. We are the Steffen’s. Joey is a high school science teacher and I (Heidi) am a former labor and delivery nurse who currently coordinates classes for expecting and new parents. Together we have four children, two boys and two girls. We felt led to begin homeschooling and God continues to be faithful as we walk this road. You can read more about our homeschooling story here and here.
Kinderfarm started because our oldest child, Caleb, had an interest in becoming a farmer. Since we are homeschooling, we decided to make his dream a small-scale reality.
I started this blog because on August 28, 2013, I lost my brother to suicide. Finding him was the worst moment of my life, one that has changed me forever. He’s why I blog… I am an introvert who felt comfortable living in my private little world but God is stretching me, and I pray in some way using me, to encourage others to find joy in the midst of pain. I also blog to document our own family’s journey and encourage other homeschooling families as they navigate through this adventure.
We don’t pretend to have all of the answers. Everyday is full of ups and downs as we learn alongside our children. Through it all we are grateful for a God who is full of grace, who brings comfort and hope, and who came to this world to show us how to live and how to love.