My essays on parenting and homeschooling have appeared in Mothering, Literary Mama and elsewhere, and I'm a columnist for home/school/life magazine. My book Workshops Work! A Parent's Guide to Facilitating Writer's Workshops for Kids is available here. I'm currently at work on a memoir about my nineteen years as a homeschooling mother.
I’ve homeschooled alongside my three kids for the past nineteen years, since my oldest became a preschool dropout. (He’s now a college graduate.) Once upon a time I was an elementary school teacher, but my kids slowly beat the schoolteacher out of me, showing me that an adult-driven education isn’t the best way for kids to learn. Instead, I’ve come to value child-led, passion-driven learning, gently nudged along by enthusiastic adults.