Kathy Oaks is an author, educator, and photographer who is passionate about travel and education. She is dedicated to helping parents and kids who want to take a non-traditional approach to education. She and her husband have homeschooled their three sons since the oldest was born in 2003. She is the author of numerous non-fiction books on homeschooling and travel.
She wants this blog to show a glimpse into their imperfect homeschooling life, to encourage people to have fun and relax while raising their children, and to give lots of good ideas for ways to play and learn together.
Her “Homeschoolers Are Not Hermits” series supports families as they make the transition from conventional schooling to something completely different, bringing fun, mindfulness and flexibility to the adventure of homeschooling. She is also editor of and contributor to the “Why I Love Homeschooling” series.
Kathy’s travel book, “Road Schooling,” brings her lifelong love of travel to the fore in a short and engaging rundown of her best tips for travel with kids, along with humorous anecdotes from her family’s travel adventures. You can also read one of her travel essays in the USA Today Bestseller “Habits of Success.”
She has a degree in Psychology from Rice University, and has lived on four continents, backpacking through Southeast Asia in her twenties. She’s worked in early childhood education, and as a portrait and wedding photographer. More recently, Kathy has volunteered at Homeschool Adventures and is the Communications Director and Member Liaison at the Planet Homeschool learning cooperative. She loves the outdoors and traveling with her family.