Hi, I’m Amy.  My goal for my kids is that they grow to be curious, thoughtful, self-motivated problem solvers, who can teach themselves anything they want to know. If you have a similar vision for your kids, I hope you’ll stay a while.

I’m a wife, a mom of three boys, and an American ex-pat living in the north-west of the UK. I have an MA in Education (which was an incredible amount of fun – I’m serious!) and worked for a few years in higher education before settling into stay-at-home motherhood.

Around the Thicket is where I share the practical working-out of my parenting and education philosophies. Our family follows the Charlotte Mason philosophy of education, which is a regular topic here on the blog.

You can also find me over at the Thinking Love podcast, where I’m a cohost on the show. On the show we chat about Charlotte Mason, the early years, and more.

If you’re new here, be sure to check out my ‘Start Here‘ page. Otherwise, why not dig a bit deeper into the blog series I have written or read my newest post.

In addition to blogging, I recently published my first book, Before Curriculum: How to Start Practicing the Charlotte Mason Philosophy in your Home. You can learn more about it here.

Questions? Comments? Contact me.