Marika Connole was born in Germany to American and Swedish parents. During the 20+ years Marika has been homeschooling, she has crafted dozens of educational products, composed hundreds of pieces of music, published books for or about children, frugality, childbirth, humor, and cooking. Marika enjoys reading, cooking, playing piano, organizing and DIY projects. With her sister, Molly, she works to help parents via family style curriculum and by building leaders. Although she tends to shy away from limelight, Marika has been a keynote speaker, convention speaker, held workshops and seminars, and taught a many classes to children and/or adults.