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maryMary Pride is the publisher of Practical Homeschooling magazine and the founder (with Bill) of the world’s most-visited homeschool web site, Homeschool World. In 1986 her book, The Big Book of Home Learning, was the first-ever mass-market book about homeschooling. It won both the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association gold medal and the Silver Angel award. Subsequent editions came out regularly through 2004, when the rise of the Internet made it possible for homeschoolers to locate curriculum resources with relative ease. To this day, many new how-to-homeschool books use Mary’s approach to breaking down homeschooling via learning styles, teaching styles, curriculum styles, and family goals.

Mary is also the author of a number of books on topics of interest to Christian women, as well as four children’s books. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, she has two degrees in engineering.

Mary and her husband, Bill, are the parents of nine totally homeschooled children. All have graduated from homeschool and at this point all have earned at least one college degree.


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