About Us

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On these pages I will share a bit about my family’s journey as a Catholic homeschooling family.  We use a Charlotte Mason-style approach to learning: real books and real life in the context of real relationships.  I appreciate Mason’s emphasis on the emotional atmosphere of the home in nourishing curiosity.  I have also found a great deal of satisfaction in Reggio Emilia education, especially its insights about the physical learning environment and the use of high quality materials for learning.

In the midst of the ordinary (and extraordinary) moments of family life, our goal is to provide the atmosphere and environment that our children need to mature into confident & curious learners, wise & discerning citizens, and loving & merciful friends.  Our goal is to provide the atmosphere and environment our children need to grow in God’s image.

I’ll give a glimpse of our life here, and I’ll share some of the tools and resources I use for educating my children.  I hope you enjoy your visit!

Kim’s Bio

head shotKim Cameron-Smith is a grateful,  happy mother to four children. She began her homeschooling adventure way back in 2003 when cell phones were rectangular bricks. Yep, she’s in her 14th year homeschooling, and with a 1st grader in the house, she will be homeschooling for many years to come! Kim’s family began homeschooling for academic reasons, but they soon discovered that the best part of homeschooling is the lifestyle!

Kim is a licensed attorney and a member of the California State Bar. She holds a B.A. in English from Wellesley College, an M.Phil. in Medieval Literature from Oxford University, an M.T.S. (theology) from Harvard University, and a J.D. from U.C. Berkeley. She is the founder of the gentle Catholic parenting website Intentional Catholic Parenting. She also teaches language arts to groups of homeschooled kids.

CONTACT:  kim@firstheralds.com