Hi, I'm Renee Tougas. I'm a fortysomething homeschool mom, writer, and homemaker; a spiritual thinker, wholehearted memoirist, and lifestyle blogger.
My blog is an exploration of the Great Ideas that animate our lives through the lens of my own particular life experiences with homeschooling, mothering, homemaking, marriage, adventure, and creativity.
The details change according to calendar and life season, but in a nutshell I share stories of personal growth in the context of family life, always seeking truth and beauty while carrying a healthy dose of skepticism for easy answers.
I write about the things that really matter (love, beauty, belonging, community, creativity, etc.) by writing about the the things that really matter (kids, family, home, vocation, etc.)
I am starting this Patreon community to support the ongoing work of this writing and to extend the conversation to the themes and issues in your life.
I write my blog as a witness to the human heart, my heart.
I want to host thoughtful conversations and create beautiful content that bears witness to your human heart. Your experience, your life, your relationships.
In my fourteen years of blogging and freelance writing; in-person and online hospitality; traveling and moving through North America; meeting people and making connections, I've discovered that You fascinate Me. Your stories. Your heart.
And I want to explore how the Great Ideas are unearthed and lived in your life. In your marriage/partnership, in your parenting, in your vocation, in your community, in your home.
Your life speaks universal truth, wisdom, and beauty through the unique lens of you.
The Big & Beautiful Ideas are rooted in the everyday-ness of our living. We access the transcendent and meaningful through each other's lives. It's the gift of communication and the gift of relationship.
That's what this Patreon community is about.
When you become a Patron of Renee Tougas you help support my on-going memoirist blog (content anyone can access, for free) but you also invest in creating exclusive new audio, written, and video content that explores the Great Ideas in the context of everyday lives, yours and mine.
These posts explain what Patreon is, why I'm using it and what I'll be making, and what you get if you're a Patron.
But the best place to check out is my Patreon, where all the goodies can be found.
October 13, 2018
Here's a little run-down of the ways you can watch, listen, and join in the action at Patreon.
October 11, 2018
If you resonate at all with how I write; with honesty, vulnerability, seeking truth and beauty; or with what I write (the topics, themes, and ideas), I think you’re really going to enjoy these interviews and connecting with other people who are also engaging with these interviews.