Meet the Contributors

Meet the fellow homeschooling moms who add their stories, wisdom, and ideas here. You can read about Jamie, the main voice on the blog, here.


Kara Anderson is a homeschool mom and freelance writer driven by an unknown force to write everything down. She takes too many pictures and never leaves home without a notebook. Read about her adventures with her two awesome kids at her blog.

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Kris Bales is the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest voice behind Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She and her husband are parents to two amazing teens and a homeschool grad. Kris has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. She also seems intent on becoming the crazy cat lady long before she’s old and alone.

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Purva Brown is is a writer and homeschooling mom to three. She writes on a variety of topics across many genres and lives with her husband in Sacramento, California. Her most recent book is The Classical Unschooler, and she blogs at

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Cait Fitzpatrick Curley is a school psychologist, mom to three amazing children, and an unexpected homeschooler. She loves nature, good books, board games, strong coffee, and dancing in her kitchen. You can read about all of these things and more at My Little Poppies.

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Kara Fleck is a mother of four and served as the editor of the parenting blog Simple Kids for six years. She writes about everything else, including knitting, creative writing, and her favorite worthwhile reads and lovely things at her personal blog K. Elizabeth Fleck.

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Kari Patterson and her family are unschooling, church-planting, smoothie-drinking, frugal-living weirdos from Oregon. As a 2nd generation homeschooler, Kari enthusiastically espouses the same delight-directed method her mother did in the 80s. She celebrates life’s messy glory over at Sacred Mundane.

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0004Wilkins_5005 Melissa Camara Wilkins is a homeschooling mama of six in Southern California. She writes about living with intention and parenting with creativity. Get her free ebook, Do Your Thing: How to Find Time to Do What Matters, to help you explore who you were made to be, and what you’re meant to do.

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Shawna Wingert is wife to a fun loving, makes her laugh all the time, stole her heart away husband. She is also momma to two uniquely challenged, wildly joyful little boys. She writes candidly about motherhood, special needs, and the beauty of everyday messes at
Not the Former Things.

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