About us

Life Happens In The Mess...We're Not Perfect!



  • My high school Sweetheart & I have been married over 25 years now!

  • We've got 4 kids--Our girls are lovely grown ladies, pursuing God's purpose for their lives; our boys are still at home with us. (They're pretty great too!)

  • We've been homeschooling for 20+ years.

  • We love camping, national parks, movie nights, and all things space (real or fictional).

  • Above all else WE LOVE JESUS, and we seek to honor Him in all that we do!


  • Our house is often messy.

  • We struggle with anger and bickering between siblings (and sometimes mom & dad too).

  • We've had to overcome dyslexia, ADD, and multiple processing disorders.

  • We have a history of depression and suicidal tendencies.



My prayer is that, despite the smudges, our lives can be an open book.
I hope that as you read our story throughout this website, you'll see the grace of God.
His love is vast, His forgiveness is limitless, His mercies are new every morning!

Want to know more about my personal story? Click here to watch my testimony video.


The smudged Pages story

Smudged Pages began as a dream God planted in Aimee's heart years ago--a dream to encourage and equip Christian mommas, especially those just starting out on their homeschooling journey, along with those who have been in the trenches for years!

But before God could use her, He had to take her through a dark journey of the soul--a refining by fire. (You can learn more by watching her testimony video.)

In 2015 our sister company, 4sACrowd Publishing, began offering books and curriculum. But we wanted a place that felt more personal, where stories, advice, and struggles could be shared along with useful resources. So Smudged Pages was born in the spring of 2019.

All of us here at Smudged Pages are parents, home educators, or former homeschooled kids trying to use our gifts for the glory of God. Our prayer is that here you can find resources to make your path a little smoother and encouragement for the days or seasons when you feel like giving up!  

meet our team

aimee fuhrman

Founder & Writer

Momma, lifelong educator, & book lover

Aimee earned her B.A. in Christian Education from Taylor University. You can learn more of her story through her ministry and resources...but here are some fun facts:

  • She's a grammar nerd (prayers for Heidi appreciated)

  • She LOVES all things Christmas (seriously....her favorite colors are red & green)

  • On a snowy day she loves soup, muffins, and knitting by the fire.

Heidi Fuhrman

Heidi Fuhrman

Graphic Designer & Education Developer

Photographer, tea drinker, story seeker, & mountain lover

Heidi graduated with her B.A. in Public History from Colorado State University. She daylights as an educator at a science & history museum. Here at Smudged Pages she manages design and develops education material for our Wonder & Wander Boxes.


We would love to share our heart & wisdom at your upcoming event or conference. We also do 1-on-1 or small group coaching sessions.