About me and my blog

Hi, I'm Jeannie Prinsen.  Thanks for stopping by my blog and for visiting this page.

First and foremost, I'm mom to Allison and Jonathan and wife to Richard.  I'm also an online writing instructor at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.  I co-created and currently teach a course called "Fundamentals of Academic Essay-Writing" -- which is no more, or less, exciting than it sounds.

I have been blogging at "Little House on the Circle" since 2007; here I share reflections about faith, family life, special needs children, reading, writing, and whatever else interests me.

I also spend a fair amount of time reading, singing/worship leading, Nordic walking (a.k.a. urban poling), and hanging out with my family in our "little house on the circle."  

My life quote is this sentence from The Lord of the Rings:

Such is oft the course of deeds 
that move the wheels of the world: 
small hands do them because they must, 
while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.  


  1. So glad to have "met" you here on your blog, visiting through the Five Minute Friday link-up. Although I enjoy living here in Massachusetts with my American husband and family, I am a Canadian girl at heart, born and raised the the Niagara Peninsula, not too far from you! I also come from a family of teachers; my dad retired several years ago from a lifetime teaching career, my mom was a teacher when she was younger until she decided to stay home to raise myself and my younger sister, and I enjoyed ten years working as a teacher's aide in a local Christian school. So we have some fun things in common. :)

    1. Thanks so much for this message, Ann! Although I was born in PEI, I've lived in Ontario for over 30 years. I'm really enjoying the FMF community because it's a great way to connect with others, like yourself -- and of course it's always nice to make a Canadian connection!

  2. I just read a comment you made over at Tim Fall's blog about your son Jonathan. I also noticed that you write about special needs and that you have a tag of Asperger's/Autism on some of your posts. Does Jonathan have autism? I have an 18-year-old son with autism.

    1. Hello Tina, I am only now seeing your comment. Jonathan (14) is on the autism spectrum, and so is his sister (she is 18 and received an Aspergers diagnosis at age 7). How are things going with your son? The teen years can be challenging. Thanks for reaching out; sorry for missing your message till now.


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