Hi, I'm Jen! I'm the voice behind Life Beyond the Lesson Plan. I'm a wife, semi-retired homeschool mom, and virtual assistant. Welcome to my little corner of the web! For many years, my life sort of revolved around my lesson plan. When my son graduated high school, I found I didn't know what to do with the next phase of my life! That's when I realized that there is actually...well, life beyond ... Read More about About Me
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