Kelsi and her husband Rusty reside in 

South Bend, IN with their four children,

2 dogs and 4 chickens.  

In addition to being the Editor of VKMW, she is also the Founder and Director of  Heritage Christian Academy, Indiana's FIRST Charlotte Mason Micro School.  Kelsi was a LILY Scholar and holds a B.A. in International Studies from Bethel University.  She has served in cross-cultural ministry in 13 nations, and is on the board of RISE Urban Ministry in South Bend.

Additionally, Kelsi is the Children's Ministry Director at Hope Church and is preparing to publish ROOTED, 

a Charlotte Mason Sunday School Curriculum,

launching in 2020.


Education is a story. 

A never ending theme that is woven through not just books and research papers, but art projects,

nature hikes, new recipes from an old cookbook,

and trips to the local theatre.  

This site will hopefully give you bits and pieces to build your own story! It will be continually updated

as our family continues on in our homeschooling journey, because I want to it be a living and

ever-growing resource of our favorite finds - old and new.

From 2012 until now, I've been writing (though not always regularly!) her at Vintage Kids | Modern World  cataloging our homeschool journey, favorite recipes and more.  However, since 2012 the "how" and "what" of our homeschool has changed DRASTICALLY over the years, and part of me wants to delete those old posts and start fresh!  Despite some major changes, those years where we limped along are also part of the story, and, although hindsight is 20/20 and those yers were not always how I'd envisioned, they will stand as a testament to our journey.

And as always, I love hearing from each of you. 

Simple blog comments or emails mean the world and I do my best to answer each one. 

So welcome.

My prayer is that you'll find the encouragement and resources that you need

to carryout the Great Commission in your very own home.  


because #homeisforlearning 

And it's time to write your own story. 


I am also the Director and Founder of Heritage Christian Academy - Indiana's first and only Charlotte Mason Micro School.  HCA is a homeschool hybrid academy offering students in grades 1-12 private school classes two days per week, allowing parents to continue homeschooling during the other three.   

I am also a 


Featured guest on The Ins and Outs of Cloth Diapers on Pantry Paratus Podcast | November 2012

Contributing Author to DIY Natural Remedies (Amazon) | Published 2014

Featured on Buzz Feed | March 2015

Contributor to Herbal Rescue: Your Guide To Creating A Homemade Herbal First Aid Kit on Frugally Sustainable | September 2016

Rooted | A Charlotte Mason Sunday School Curricula for Grades 1-12 | Coming soon!



From 2007-2016, I owned and operated my own photography studio, where I was featured in a national magazine, and had the privilege to document hundreds of families and couples, travel extensively and complete work for our local media as well as our local government.  Photography has been and always will be an integral part of my life, whether shooting a destination wedding or my toddler’s muddy feet.  For independent photo work or graphic design shoot me an email.



I am available to speak at your church, community group or conference (of any size) on the following topics: 



How (and Why) to celebrate the Biblical Feasts as Christians  

How to incorporate the Feasts into the lives of your families

An overview of the Biblical Feasts of the Lord 

Various Discipleship and Holy Living topics




As well as

Homeschooling in Peace and Confidence

Practical Homeschooling Tips

Topics relating to the Charlotte Mason Method of Education

I can also craft a unique presentation, depending on the needs of your group

and the nature of the event.


Additionally, I facilitate and host Messianic Passover Seders, and consult on/design

Church-hosted Feast celebrations for children.


Speaking fees are negotiable depending on the nature and location of your event


Consultations are available on an hourly basis 

Homeschool Curricula Selections and Recommendations

Troubleshooting problem areas in your homeschool

To schedule a consult or to inquire about speaking arrangements and my itinerary,

please send an email to: