Natalie Mack is a mom of five, inactive licensed therapist, Navy Chaplain’s wife, military home educator since 2001, President of Belvoir Home Educators, soccer mom, Scouts BSA Merit Badge Coordinator, business owner, and newbie writer/blogger. Her passions include people, homeschooling, travel, her alma mater (Spelman College), cooking/baking, languages, history, and genealogy research.
She received her BA in Political Science and Spanish from her beloved alma mater, Spelman College, in Atlanta, Georgia, and her MEd with a concentration in Community Counseling from George Washington University in Washington DC.
Hanging up her therapist shingle, she followed God’s leading to home educate her children in 2001. She has launched three of her five children to college, and then on to graduate school or professional careers.
As a military naval spouse, she has lived all over the world, founding and leading military homeschooling groups throughout her journey. Homeschooling abroad in Europe was an incredible opportunity. She and her family have traveled as often as they can to bring history and culture alive for their children.
In response to many requests to provide marital enhancement workshops and how-to-homeschool seminars, Natalie and her husband established Mack Family Consulting LLC.
In 2017, she put on her caregiving hat by relocating her mother-in-love to reside with them. As a result, she penned her blog, Life in the Middle, which is a forum for discussion about the sandwich generation and other topics. She is also a writer for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, sharing her perspective on military life and the sandwich generation.