Kendra went to school at the University of the Pacific, majoring in Vocal Performance. She prefers opera over pop and tennis over football (although give her a good San Francisco Giants game any day). Beach over mountains and tea over coffee.
She's married to Fletch and has 8 fun-loving children entrusted to her home.
She blogs and podcasts at HomeschoolingIRL, where she and Fletch tackle the not-so-pretty and the very good of homeschooling with humor and tongues in cheek.
Since 2006, it's been her passion and privilege to encourage other moms beginning their homeschool journeys with little ones underfoot.Personal Site
Books by Kendra Fletcher
Articles By Kendra Fletcher
Q & A with Kendra Fletcher
Thursday March 9, 2017updates •
Kendra Fletcher, homeschooling mom of eight, took pride in having it all together—the right schooling, the right theology, the right church, and the right meal-planning, home-managing, keep-it-all-together parenting. Then it all fell apart. Three of Kendra’s children were taken to the brink of death in a period of 18 months. Check out this Q&A for a behind-the-scenes look at how she handled it all with grace.
How to Move Beyond Guilt and Shame
Tuesday February 28, 2017christian life • pain & suffering •
I ran over my five-year-old. My precocious blonde spark plug jumped out of the van side door as I was parking in our circular driveway and I ran right over her. As a parent, I think that running over a child is at the top of the Most Horrible Parenting Scenarios list, year after year.
I Found My Baby in a Coma
Tuesday February 14, 2017pain & suffering •
I came face to face with what my nightmares had been made of: my tiny baby boy was barely breathing, his eyes were rolled back into his head, his lips were blue.
Cracked, Flawed, and Broken
Thursday February 9, 2017christian life • relationships • women •
I’ve been listening a lot lately. Listening to recorded books while I endlessly drive all over the county, listening to conversations at the next table, listening to my teens in my kitchen.
What to Do When You Feel Like God is Silent
Thursday January 12, 2017christian life • pain & suffering •
A friend of mine has had a couple of years of struggle in a row. There isn’t anything major going on, but that’s the problem. She feels directionless, and God is strangely silent.
What Does It Mean When You Say Jesus is Enough?
Thursday December 8, 2016christian life •
There’s no checklist. There’s only Jesus. He loves us so fully, that out of that love poured out over our lives, we are compelled to want to be like Him, to follow Him, to be changed in every nook and cranny by Him. By Him.
Thursday November 3, 2016christian life •
It’s easy to put forward exactly what we want others to see. When we don’t feel safe, when we feel as if we must meet an unspoken expectation or rise to someone else’s idea of us, it’s even easier to drop our authenticity and just communicate with calculated precision only the areas we are willing to uncover.
Let’s Celebrate Failed Relationships
Thursday October 13, 2016christian life • marriage •
There’s a popular fashion magazine with covers so tantalizing, I often turn them around in the grocery checkout. The model on the front is always presenting herself in some sort of a “come hither” pose accompanied by clothing that almost-but-not-quite covers practically anything at all.