Simplicity’s Gift: Finding Peace in What Matters Most

Presented by: Angela Baker

Do you find yourself overprogrammed, overscheduled, overworked, yet unfulfilled and undernourished? We live in a world that screams “more is better” and “busier is best,” but we find lasting peace when we focus on what matters most. Applying the powerful principle of simplicity keeps our vision clear so that what matters most stays at the heart of our lives. As the homeschool mother of seven, Angela knows the struggle of keeping this kind of focus, and shares a strategy that brings her back to the peace of simplicity every time.


When asked what she does, Angela Baker responds enthusiastically, “I do people!” She sees genius and beauty in every person and passionately believes that education should be about discovering and growing that genius. This life-long passion led her to seek alternative education for her children. She is an authentic, down-to-earth home educator of twenty-one years who knows the ups and downs of her “business.” Angela is the mother of seven children. She and her family live on a one-acre farm in rural Erda, Utah, where the main crop is children. Angela is a well-loved speaker whose talent for weaving stories with principles creates a memorable experience for her audiences. She is also an experienced parent coach and youth mentor.
In order to inspire youth to dig deep and engage in a rigorous scholar experience, Angela founded Erda Youth Leadership Academy. She is a mentor for Elevation—Williamsburg Academy’s outdoor high school leadership program—where she invites youth to challenge themselves by climbing rock walls and rappelling over cliffs. She is a certified relationship coach through Townsend Relationship Center. Her formal education includes a bachelor’s in family science and a master’s in education. A cherished highlight of her homeschool journey and years of motherhood is the happy hours of reading to her children. She enjoys quiet study, fiery sunsets, family dancing in the kitchen, climbing mountains and rock walls, and refreshing moments of just sitting.

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