Meet Annie

Hi! I’m Annie Reneau—mother to three children, passionate defender of my morning coffee, serious fan of chocolate and the Seahawks, and proud owner of this here blog. I write about the delights and disasters of motherhood with heartfelt honesty and humor, because there’s just no other way to do it. My writing has been featured on Scary Mommy, BlogHer, Simple Homeschool, Patheos, and Brilliant Star. If you’re interested in working with me, I can be reached at motherhoodandmore@gmail.com.

 

Still here and want to know more? Alrighty, here we go . . . 

I have a fantabulous husband who does more than his fair share of cooking and mops all of our floors. (It pays to marry a janitorial contractor’s son, ladies.) We have three kids who are at once amazing, awesome, frustrating, irritating, goofy, messy, and miraculous (as all children are). You can meet them here.

I am a Bahá’í. I love my faith and enjoy sharing the joys and challenges of belonging to a minority religion. For example, delicious potlucks with fare from around the world = joy. Explaining to my kids why certain people might tell them they’re going to hell, despite the fact that we believe in Jesus = challenge. You can read a bit about my spiritual journey here.

I am a teacher. I used to teach other people’s high school kids English, but now I teach my own moppets everything. Well, not everything, but close. The reasons we chose to homeschool are outlined here

I’m also a writer for Brilliant Stara magazine that helps kids explore their roles as world citizens. Technically, my job title is “Assistant Editor,” but most of my job is writing and brainstorming. I love my job. Juggling it with everything else can be tricky, but I can’t imagine giving it up.

Our family spent a year during 2013-2014 living like nomads around the U.S. More about that here.

I love dark chocolate. If I die eating a See’s Dark Chocolate Bordeaux, I will die a happy woman. I don’t have a link for that. It’s just a fact. 

Comments 9

  1. Zareen

    Hi Annie !
    Though I am a mom of grown up boys , but I totally enjoy every single bit of your articles, you have such a classy sense of humor and there are times you write so emotional and sensitive topics they are also amazing in its own way, just saw your pictures , you are beautiful also and your husband and kids they all make a wonderful family !
    Keep up your good work , please keep writing, I love it !

  2. Jillian Kelton

    Hi Annie-
    I just found your blog…I am a new mom to an 11month old and stepmother to a 6 year old…and I’m a Baha’i too! So great to make this connection. I live in the Boston area and my parents and extended family have been really active in the faith for a long time. My father serving on the Regional Baha’i Council and my Uncle serving for National. Anyways, excited to have found your blog!
    Warm greetings 🙂
    Jillian

  3. Talia Turnbull

    Hi Annie,

    I’m sure you don’t remember me, but I am a Baha’i who grew up in Selah. I used to be Talia Lindsley. I practically lived at the Reneau’s house and I remember your hubby being like a nice older brother to me (unlike my actual older brothers who were yucky at the time). Please say hello to him for me! I’m enjoying reading your blog and I hope your family is doing well!

    Take care,
    Talia

  4. Jeff Skibba

    Annie. Hello. Long, long ago we shared some fun with Mr Nick Henningsen and your friend, Katie McGuire (sp?)

    I was asked recently about my college experience in my new position, and for a moment, i lapsed into a “rain man” moment to my brief time at Cornell, and All the fun had with the few folks i got to know and appreciate, after a quick Google search i foubd the few i could recall
    Very cool to see your success in writing and with what i can see tiedtoyour passion, your family.

    Regards,
    Jeff Skibba

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    2. Kate McGuire Orsinger

      Hey Skibba! Glad to hear you found a Annie and also have find Cornell memories, hope you are doing well.
      Kate McGuire Orsinger (yes you did spell it right!)

  5. Dr. Michael Power

    Great Blog, congratulations! As an educator and father of three sons, i can certainly relate to what you are saying. Do keep up your work!

  6. Stephanie Hungerford

    I’m excited to see a Baha’i mommy blogger! Helps me out when I don’t know another baha’i mommy where I live. 🙂 andThank you for your post on Christmas

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