Author Archives: Rebecca Frech

About Rebecca Frech

I’m the 40-something-ish wife of my beloved Computer Guy. I’m the adoring and incredibly proud mom of nine children…two saints…seven in training. I’m my brothers’ sister and my parents’ daughter. I’m a devout Catholic, an avid political junkie, able debater, aspiring home-maker, amazing friend, and I make the meanest Chicken Fried Steak you’ll ever have the pleasure of eating. I’m a homeschooling guru, a writing addict, a sometimes public-speaker, and an advocate for staying true to the person God created you to be. I can’t live in a house with white walls, sing Billy Joel songs while I wash the dishes, will read anything you put in my hands, and am completely obsessed with rhinestones and cute shoes. I am just like moms the whole world over, and then some.

Searching for Something Real

Last Summer, our daughter made the decision to give public school a try this year. By December she’d decided that next year she wants to come back home. “They aren’t teaching me anything so that I can learn,” she complained. … Continue reading

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Owning My Weakness

There was a time when I was strong. I went into the gym and picked up all the things. I could out-lift most of the women I knew, and keep up with a lot of the men. My body was … Continue reading

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Can We Be Friends?

I just looked at the last time I blogged, and was shocked that it was in September! Then I thought about it and realized “…yeah….that’s about right…” I didn’t disappear because I ran out of things to say, (that could … Continue reading

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Public School, College, and Home

For years I joked about the “magic yellow bus that came and took children away.” This year it takes away three of mine.* After sixteen years of teaching my children at home, five years of medical crises, and a whole … Continue reading

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A Mother Gone, A Daughter Missing (part 2)

It’s been a few years since I wrote this piece, with help and approval from my mom, for a TBI survivors’ group. It is one of my favorite things I’ve ever written. I’m resharing it now because we’ve finally written … Continue reading

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A Mother Missing, A Daughter Gone (Part 1)

It’s been a few years since I wrote this piece, with help and approval from my mom, for a TBI survivors’ group. It is one of my favorite things I’ve ever written. I’m resharing it now because we’ve finally written … Continue reading

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On The Funny Bone

Three years ago, my friend Calah Alexander dragged me to the Edel Conference. I was reluctant to go in the midst of our medical drama at home. She was right. It was exactly what I needed. This week, I’m getting ready … Continue reading

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The Smell of Home

The baby is asleep on my chest, the 5-year-old is snuggled so close that she has my left elbow pinned to my side, and the 7-year-old is seated between my feet, leaning against my knees. Clearly these children of mine … Continue reading

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Next to Godliness

This summer has been one of us staying purposefully close to home. After a few years of us being on a constant run, we made the decision to slow our pace down, and allow our summer vacation to be a … Continue reading

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It’s His Turn to Go

I’m the parent who gets to go, always. My husband works insane hours, so that means that when one of the children (usually Ella) has a trip, it’s me who gets to go. San Antonio, Los Angeles, Nashville, Louisville, Atlanta, … Continue reading

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