I'm Marla Swoffer, a Marin County, California native and a Jewish (by birth) Jesus follower pursuing truth, beauty, goodness, grace, and above all...love. I have a masters in journalism from UC Berkeley and I am an INFJ who is a certified MBTI (Myers-Briggs) Personality Type Practitioner (2015 update: completed certification for the MMTIC - kids/youth version of the MBTI).
I'm married to my best friend (ENFP) and we have three children (G12, G10, B8) whom we educate at home, initially because our oldest persuaded me to midway through first grade in public school. Before that, I couldn't imagine homeschooling and now I can't imagine doing anything else. We primarily use the classical approach as outlined in The Well Trained Mind.
The archives will eventually (at this rate, perhaps when I'm an empty nester) be filled in with the "best of" from over a decade in the blogosphere. In the beginning, 2003-2006, I was a very prolific blogger, but I couldn't keep up that gig as well as motherhood and then homeschooling. You can read the whole story here.
I write because I can't not write (I've tried). When the kids are older (grown?), I hope to pursue paid writing work (articles, books, etc.) like I did before motherhood, but in the meantime, if anyone wants to invest in my calling or add to my library, I'll gratefully receive the blessing :)