Call me mar (pronounced "mare"). Everyone does. I'm a 26-year wife, 25-year mom to four. Certified general and special education teacher. Homeschooled for 10 years, starting in 1992 before homeschool was cool. As a Catholic transcendentalist (my term) I'm about loving large and living simple. 8-year freelancer. Top 100 Yahoo! Contributor Network. I'm published around the web, specializing in Detroit and Michigan news. Manic blogger (I have 55 at present!) Here are some of my best blogs http://freeprintablelessonplans.blogspot.com http://catholicactivities.blogspot.com http://greatfood4u.blogspot.com http://emotionalhealthhelp.blogspot.com http://onlinewriterwahm.blogspot.com http://greencrafts.blogspot.com http://pennypincherpost.blogspot.com http://heartsmartrelationships.blogspot.com http://thewritersgarden.blogspot.com http://diyhomeschooling.blogspot.com http://parentinghotline.blogspot.com http://thespecialneedschild.blogspot.com I care about and write a globe of subjects. Social justice, worker rights (card-carrying Wobblie), family, world music, anthropology, murder mysteries, art, theatre (thespian and patron), travel, ethnic food. Oh and wine. I'm a good listener, so you better write all about yourself, your country, your life.