Kerry Beck Blog
About the Becks
Stephen Beck is a popular speaker and author at homeschool
conferences and bookfairs around the country. Lately, his topics on
family entrepreneurship have created quite a buzz in the homeschool
and Christian community alike. Drawing upon his experiences of raising
three children, owning a construction company for the past 18 years,
starting a family-run homeschool curriculum store and discipling young
men in the Church, Stephen Beck gives a unique laymanís perspective to
the challenges of integrating the three areas that so greatly impact
our lives. His passions are discipling his three children and leading
younger believers to maturity in Christ, which he combines with his
other passion of duck hunting whenever he can!
Kerry, wife & mom throughout the week, manages our home, our
school and the inventory/marketing of our store. Having a Masters in
Curriculum & Instruction, she has a unique perspective on
homeschooling. She has learned more about real education in the past
several years of homeschooling than in all her years as a public
school teacher. Since we have a curriculum store, Kerry has the
opportunity to review many books and approaches to homeschooling. Our
kids are the testing station of what we carry in our store. Kerry has
written some books and looks forward to writing more once her kids are
grown. Kerry enjoys meeting with young moms to encourage them in
raising, educating and encouraging their own kids. She also has a
strong desire to show families ways to give children a love of
Ashley (19) opened her first online business this past year.
The Kings Armory is an online store that sells ammunition reloading
supplies. Since she has been the Texas state champion in skeet
shooting the past 4 years, this is a natural fit. Ashley has also
written books and developed kids' games in her business pursuits.
Ashley has homeschooled since fifth grade and will graduate this year.
She attends the local, private, Christian, classical college. She is
prayerfully considering where God is leading her in the future.
Spending time with friends is one of her favorite pastimes, along with
driving whenever possible.
Gentry (18) is the organizer for our family. She can take a
pile of invoices, bills and other papers and make sense of it all. At
book shows she is quite helpful to those who are searching for the
right curriculum. She has read most of the historical fiction,
biographies and fiction that we sell so she is working on a book list
with her commentaries. Stay tuned for more details. Gentry opened her
CD reproducing company at our Family Conference. You can get copies of
our workshops from her. Gentry has homeschooled since third grade and
continues her high school studies at home. She loves all sports,
especially playing basketball and softball this year.
Hunter (16) is always looking for a new business project. He
just finished reading Better Than A Lemonade Stand and recommends it
to all young entrepreneurs. With the help of his dad, Hunter builds
potato cannon kits and marshmallow guns. You will might see him
shooting marshmallows at passer-bys. Hunter is developing a new Ranger
Press toy and it might be ready by this summer. Hunter would rather
play basketball, work on an experiment or build a fort outside than
study inside, especially if it's Latin :-) This past year he had an
undefeated soccer season with his dad coaching for the first time. He
also learned to play lacrosse and looks forward to a summer season.