Welcome to KellyBagdanov.com

Glad you’ve stopped by my website. My name is Kelly and I’m an autodidact, a compulsive autodidact. If something interest me I jump in, dig deep, and learn all I can. As I’m approaching 60 I’ve had time to explore quite a few different passions and I share what I’m learning here.

The boys…Caleb, Joseph, Levi, Timothy

I’m a wife, mom, grandmother, educator, gardener, speaker, writer, children’s minister, beach bum, environmentalist, feminist, homeschool advocate, mentor and art lover. I love Christ and struggle to live out my faith in an authentic way. I value kindness, loyalty, honesty, and curiosity. I read…alot. I’ve an odd affinity for Latin, Shakespeare, history, and cheesy romance novels.

I grew up in Southern California and the beach is my natural habitat. I married my college sweetheart, and have 4 incredible sons. Really, they are incredible men. We raised them in a small town in the Inland Empire of Southern Calif. where my husband was a pastor. The decision to homeschool led to my involvement with Grace Prep School, a private school catering to the homeschool community in our area. I was a director at Grace for 20 years and that experience was nothing but joy.

After 25 years, and some major upheavals we are on a very different journey now, in fact we are still figuring out what this new season of life will look like.

The girls, Kristin, Marie, Hannah, Jessica

Our four sons are all married. I didn’t think it was possible, but these women I get to claim as daughters are just as incredible as our boys. Strong, intelligent, and loving I’m so blessed by each of them.

Learning babies don’t have teeth. Eleanor (toddler)…Ruth (baby) and my husband Steve

On Christmas Eve 2015 we became grandparents, and a new adventure began. Currently we have 2 amazing granddaughters who inspire and challenge us.

Recently I’ve been adding sustainability to the topics I blog on, so if you are interested in living with less plastic and trash you can check out some of those posts here.

If you are interested in Art History select the Art History button below.

And if homeschooling and parenting are your thing… select Homeschooling button below.