DeeDee and Ximena (known as the Chips & Salsa Ladies) are two homeschool moms trying to figure out how to savor life through every messy moment. They draw strength from each other, and like chips and salsa, they try to keep life tasty and festive! They believe in the power of community and love encouraging other homeschool parents through their YouTube channel, social media and BookShark's podcast "Homeschool Your Way". Combined, they share 19 years of homeschooling experience. Their favorite thing about homeschooling has been learning alongside their children and all the fun field trips and memorable moments they've been able to spend together.
After using BookShark's curriculum with her three daughters for several years, she joined their team as a convention representative, helping homeschoolers choose the right programs for their families at in-person events. Now she assists homeschoolers across the world in her new role as a community manager. She loves it when a parent, unsure in their ability to homeschool their child, discovers they more than capable with the right curriculum!