Contributors

It takes a village to raise a child—the same goes for educating them. This is ours.

Shahla Atlas is a Juilliard-trained musician and music educator from New York City,

Shahla Atlas
Musician + Music Educator
Shahla Atlas is a Juilliard-trained musician and music educator from New York City, who currently resides with her husband and two daughters in Stockholm, Sweden.

Joan is a freelance writer, a blogger, a speaker, a retired educator/reading specialist

Joan Benson
MSE in Curriculum + Instruction
Joan is a freelance writer, a blogger, a speaker, a retired educator/reading specialist, a wife, a mother of four adult children, and a grandmother to eight precious grands. She holds a MSE from the University of Kansas with a specialization in reading curriculum and instruction. In addition, Joan continues to write for educational publishers (K-12), including fiction, nonfiction, teacher’s guides, and assessments.

Celeste is a homeschooling mom, a professional counselor, and an entrepreneurship coach for women

Celeste Coffman
Counselor + Entrepreneurship Coach for Women
Celeste is a homeschooling mom, a professional counselor, and an entrepreneurship coach for women. She’s a lover of true crime podcasts, documentaries, and reading memoirs. Celeste homeschools with unit studies, art, living books, online supplementary classes…but nary a nature study in sight! She practices at Thoughtful Journey Counseling in Alabama, and all over the world via Celeste Coffman Coaching. Find her on Instagram @CelesteCoffmanCoaching or @FlorenceAlabamaTherapy.

Nicole Cottrell is a passionate wife and mother whose experience as a biracial woman inspired her to begin and curate Stories of Color, a diverse, inclusive living book list for homeschool families.

Nicole Cottrell
Stories of Color Founder
Nicole Cottrell is a passionate wife and mother whose experience as a biracial woman inspired her to begin and curate Stories of Color, a diverse, inclusive living book list for homeschool families. Drawing from her 10+ years of homeschool experience, specifically following the Charlotte Mason philosophy, she enjoys encouraging families in their pursuit of home education. 

Margaret has been an educator for over 20 years, currently certified to teach in NC

Margaret Flores
M.S.Ed
Margaret has been an educator for over 20 years, currently certified to teach in NC where she lives with her husband, two sons, and their dog Odie. Margaret homeschooled her sons from kindergarten through 12th grade. If your homeschool could use a boost, visit her at the link above.

Amber is an author, speaker, and worldschooling mama who blends life-giving books and a culturally rich environment

Amber O’Neal Johnston
Author + Speaker
Amber is an author, speaker, and worldschooling mama who blends life-giving books and a culturally rich environment for her four children and others seeking to do the same. She recommends we offer children opportunities to see themselves and others reflected in their lessons, especially throughout their books, and she’s known for sharing literary “mirrors and windows” on HeritageMom.com and @heritagemomblog on Instagram. Amber is also the author of A Place to Belong, a guide for families of all backgrounds to celebrate cultural heritage, diversity, and kinship while embracing inclusivity in the home and beyond.

Esther has worked the last 25 years as an early intervention therapist working with children ages birth to three. 

Esther Megias
MS Speech Language Pathologist
Esther has worked the last 25 years as an early intervention therapist working with children ages birth to three. 

Melisa has been coaching families in the Waldorf method for more than fifteen years

Melisa Neilsen
Waldorf Curriculum Writer + Coach
Melisa has been coaching families in the Waldorf method for more than fifteen years, helping parents with children ages 3 to 10 learn to be in control without being controlling so they can recapture their time and rebuild their relationship with their kids! She has five children. Three are grown, but she lives with her youngest children, her husband and two super sweet hedgehogs in Arizona.

Leah Nicklaus homeschools following the literature-based Charlotte Mason philosophy and is passionate about beautiful books

Leah Nicklaus
Charlotte Mason Homeschooler
Leah is a Midwest mama of four boys. She homeschools following the literature-based Charlotte Mason philosophy and is passionate about beautiful books. You can follow her on Instagram at @lovingleadinglittles.

Kristin is a pediatric occupational therapist with over 18 years of experience

Kristin Palen
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Kristin is a pediatric occupational therapist with over 18 years of experience, as well as a homeschool mom. Kristin has solely worked in pediatrics in almost every setting possible, spanning from a sensory integration clinic, a school setting, early intervention, home-based, and a pediatric rehabilitation hospital. Kristin’s areas of interest and specialty are sensory integration, nature-based occupational therapy, and responsive feeding therapy. 

Mickey has taught over 1,000 kids how to play and read music and now she is helping parents learn how to incorporate music in their home.

Mickey Richards
Music Educator + Homeschool Coach
Mickey is a music teacher turned homeschool mom of 4 boys. She has taught over 1,000 kids how to play and read music and now she is helping parents learn how to incorporate music in their home. Follow her on Instagram @homeschoolingmyboys.

Robyn is a homeschool consultant and coach as well as the creator and host of the podcast

Robyn Robertson
Homeschool Consultant + Coach
Robyn is a homeschool consultant and coach as well as the creator and host of the podcast Honey! I’m Homeschooling The Kids.

Kelly teaches English Language Arts online from a little camper, facilitates local workshops for adults and children

Kelly Sage
Teacher, tutor + consultant
Once a middle and high school English teacher, Kelly left teaching to homeschool her children and reclaim how she and her family spent their time. When she’s not homeschooling, Kelly teaches English Language Arts online from a little camper, facilitates local workshops for adults and children, and blogs about nurturing the love of learning on her website, Curiosity Encouraged. She can also be found sharing parts of her homeschool days on Instagram and Facebook. She loves to journal, travel, and be outside with her dogs and people. 

Lena is a former Museum Educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lena Massari Sawyer
Former Museum Educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Lena hold a Bachelors degree in Art History from the University at Buffalo and did her graduate work at New York University.

Laurie is a veteran homeschooling parent who teaches popular classes

Laurie Block Spigel
Educator + Author
Laurie is a veteran homeschooling parent who teaches popular classes, lectures and writes on alternative education and homeschooling, and runs an informational web resource for homeschoolers.

Kristin Sposito is a civil engineer from the Pacific Northwest

Kristin Sposito
Classical Education Homeschool Parent
Kristin Sposito is a civil engineer from the Pacific Northwest who homeschooled her kids for 14 years, mostly in New York City, where homeschooling included attending operas, visiting museums and touring the Waffles and Dinges factory.  Kristin loves cooking, hiking, reading, biking, being in book clubs and traveling.

Ashley is a wife and mom of boys. Lover of cheese and maker of snacks for tiny humans.

Ashley Wasilenko
Cooking Full Circle Founder
Wife and mom of boys. Lover of cheese and maker of snacks for tiny humans.

Juli is a photographer and minimalist Montessori homeschool mama living in Miami, FL

Juli Williams
Montessori Homeschool Mama
Juli is a photographer and minimalist Montessori homeschool mama living in Miami, FL with her husband and two children. Follow her on Instagram at @itsjuliwilliams.


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