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By Heart:
A Mother's Story of Children and Learning at Home

by Kathleen Melin

By Heart shares one family’s surprising passage from public school to home-based learning—a journey that takes readers from Bethel, Alaska, to a Wisconsin farm, all the while exploring an educational choice that continues to grow at a phenomenal rate.

Parenting, place, education, and culture mingle in this literary narrative, as each compelling chapter delves into issues such as the home school decision, schedules and curricula, socialization, and the economics of co-parenting.

By Heart supports a child-centered approach to learning balanced within community. Entertaining, inspiring, and empowering, it is a delightful and provocative book for parents, educators, policy makers, and readers of memoir.

Read Reviews:

Home Education Magazine

The Washington Times

Mothers Who Write blog

Old Schoolhouse Magazine

Listen to Author Interview:

listenInterview by Jim Oliver on Spectrum West, Wisconsin Public Radio
[88.3 WHWC, Eau Claire region], on Thursday, December 11, 2008.

ByHeartBy Heart: A Mother's Story of Children and Learning at Home

$14.95   © 2008
160 pages, paperback

ISBN 978-0-9794883-3-7

Now available as in e-book format through all major vendors.

Digital version: ISBN: 978-0-9794883-9-9