Heart of the Matter Online/Parenting and Home Education Conference was the fulfillment of a vision given to a pair of Amies years ago but that wouldn't begin to be fulfilled until August of 2007. They had a desire to do more for the online homeschooling community and as they prayed, God began to bless every aspect of their ministry. Heart of the Matter Online was born on January 8, 2008 and with that an online magazine just for parents and home educators. Then, the first Parenting and Home Education Conference in 2008 was successful beyond their wildest imaginations. So many received help and comfort, practical ideas and tips, and were revived to continue to do the task God has called us to do. We pray that this conference will have the same impact but even greater.
The heart of this ministry is to bridge the gap between the child and the parent, a relationship designed by God. We hope to accomplish this by presenting you with motivational speakers, encouragement and fellowship from “real” parents, and practical resources so that the parents can take 100% control of their child’s education.


Amy is a down-to-earth, Christ loving woman with a servant’s heart. She gave her life to God at the age of 21 and has strived to be a reflection of her Lord ever since. Married for 11 years, she stands in awe of the wonderful man that God gave her. She says, “I knew that we would homeschool from the moment I saw the double lines.” And that she did! She’s been teaching their 6 year old son since birth using the Classical homeschooling method.
She gave up her career as a Business Analyst for a large children’s hospital and now has chosen to fill her days with oobleck, legos, hands-on experiments, and lots of reading!
Amy has a passion for genealogy and a love for helping others trace their family trees and learn more about their roots. In fact, not only is she descendant from Mayflower Pilgrim Francis Eaton, but General Robert E. Lee and President Teddy Roosevelt are her fourth and seventh cousins, respectively.
This conservative, traditional, organized, and creative woman probably should have been born in the 1950’s but she makes the best of all circumstances. In her spare time, yes she actually has that, she loves to cook, scrapbook, spend time with her family and friends, and watch movies with her husband.
Amy’s ultimate goal is to strengthen her family in a Godly manner and to help others do the same. She is definitely a friend to call on when in need… just don’t ask her to do laundry!
Visit Amy over at Milk and Cookies.


Amy is a true Cajun princess who is on a mission to minister to women via the World Wide Web. Her preferred method of ministering is through writing but she can often be found with a microphone strapped to her head and caught in her hair while speaking to lost and hurting women. She has a heart for encouraging and equipping them and she is a firm believer that a woman’s first ministry should be to her family.

Her passionate pursuits saturate such endeavors as A Woman Inspired online conferences and small groups for women; Heart of the Matter Online, a leading parenting and home education website and online magazine; and Internet CafĂ© Devotions which ministers to thousands of women on a daily basis. She is a regular columnist for some of the Christian circuit’s most popular blogs and her ramblings have been published in several publications.

You can also find her blogging about her online adventures, and beyond, at her personal stomping ground, AmyBayliss.com.

Amy, her husband Ryan, and their three boys live in the heart of Louisiana where they worship and serve under Healing Place Church, the birthplace of Servolution.

Newsletter & Updates

Subscribe to us to receive updates, current news, contest winners, and links to freebies!

Heart of the Matter Online