My name is Renae McAlister, hence, the name of this website . I am 32 years old. I am a wife, stay at home mom, and adjunct writing professor. I have two boys, Max is 6 years old and Jake is 4. I have been married to my husband and best friend Cale for 10 years. Before having children I was a high school Spanish teacher and volleyball coach for 4 years. I miss it sometimes but I’m thankful for the opportunity to stay home with my kids. I decided to go to graduate school in 2009, and in May of 2011 I got my Masters degree. (I don’t know what I was thinking going back to school while teaching part-time and taking care of two young children!). Due to a car accident with an 18-wheeler in 2004 I have chronic pain that I try to manage on a daily basis. It can be exhausting and depressing at times. I enjoy volleyball, reading, writing, and learning in general. I love my family and I’m very thankful that we all live in the same town. I started this website to share my journey through life. Thanks for reading!