LauraMaery Gold writes a popular weekly Internet column for homeschoolers and operates one of the largest homeschooling lists on the Internet. She and her husband, Dan Post, are the homeschooling parents of seven, ranging in age from infant to adulthood. They are the authors of a number of books on technology, and religion, and business. After having lived all over the world, the family now resides in Kent, Washington, where she and Dan teach their children through an eclectic curriculum of free educational resources.
Joan M. Zielinski is the mother of four—one of whom is LauraMaery. A professional educator for nearly thirty years, Joan is a former Teacher of the Year for the Kent, Washington School District who recently retired to undertake volunteer work in literacy education. She and her husband, Stan, breed champion St.Bernards.