More About the Author
Mary Pride is the publisher of Practical Homeschooling magazine and the author of numerous books on women's roles, homeschooling, educational software, parental rights, and new age thought from a conservative evangelical perspective. She is perhaps best known as the author of the first mass-market homeschool how-to book (The Big Book of Home Learning (1986), which won both the ECPA Gold Medallion and the Silver Angel Award). It has had five editions so far, under various names.
Often credited as a pioneer in the Christian Quiverfull movement, thanks to her groundbreaking book The Way Home (1985), Mary says she prefers the concept of an "Open Quiver"--families welcoming children with an open heart, but not competing over family size. To that end, she recently released a 25th Anniversary Edition of The Way Home, with an Afterthought that tackles topics--such as the Patriarchy movement and Quiverfull--that didn't exist when the book first came out. Now that her own nine children are grown, she hopes to come out with more books soon.