Our story begins over ten years ago when we started sharing life together at a small church plant in California. The beauty of the fellowship in that community of Christ-followers and the joy of experiencing parenthood as first time moms together resulted in deep friendships. It is a beautiful thing God has given our families and we continue to love and learn from each other even though we are states apart. Among our three families we have 9 children – 6 boys and 3 girls – ranging in ages of 11 years to 1 year old! We should have plenty of relevant posts for the preteens down to the mamas of babies!
A bit about Kell.
Kellye is the inspiration and passion behind this blog. It was out of her desire to invest in the hearts of her budding toddlers (or find sanity through structure!!) that Raising Deep Roots was born in 2010. It began with sharing her favorite resources and grew to sharing about summer plans, yearly goals, hardships and joys. You can look back on the blog and know exactly when she was pregnant or had a new baby because who has time for a blog when you are making a WHOLE baby?! Kellye is the mother of 5 precious children- 4 boys ages 10, 7, 6, 3 and a baby girl who is almost a year. A seminary graduate with a Masters in Theology, a former Children’s Pastor, and now a soon to be licensed Lactation consultant, Kellye is especially passionate about empowering women as mothers to influence their community with the gospel through love and service. A good run, a few hours in the kitchen, a cup of hot tea and a hammock are what keep her from being eaten alive by her small army of littles!
A bit about Susie.
Susie is a “sharer” by nature and loves letting you know about the ideas and tools that have blessed her and her family. She has even been known to refer to herself as the “Resource Queen”. After a trying bout of the “baby blues” that lasted several years into the “toddler blues”, Susie found sweet encouragement and inspiration from Kellye’s early blog posts. By God’s grace, Susie discovered that discipling her two precious boys brought her tremendous joy. She credits the pursuit of this passion as being one of the tools by which God “pulled her out of the pit” and is so thankful Kellye invited her to join the blog in 2011. While Raisingdeeproots is obviously very near and dear to her heart, over time, Susie has found even greater joy in teaching workshops to guide other parents in the joy of discipling their kids. Susie draws from her experience of 16 years as a “Pastor’s wife”, as a Sunday School preschool teacher , and of course as a mom. Other days, Susie can be found wearing the hat of Medical Physicist and working part time at her local Cancer Institute. Contact Susie if you’d like to host a Hands-On discipleship workshop or if you have a resource to share with the “Resource Queen”!
A bit about Adrienne
Adrienne is the creative genius behind the beautiful design and graphics you see featured on this blog. She is the mother of two beautiful young girls and is a graphic designer by trade. Adrienne blessed us with her talent when she joined the blog in 2014. Contact Adrienne if you interested in her amazing design services at adriennesweetser.com.