Cindy Rollins, the recipient of the 2016 Russell Kirk Paidei Prize, is the author of Mere Motherhood: Morning Time, Nursey Rhymes, and My Journey Toward Sanctification and A Handbook to Morning Time. She is the editor of Hallelujah: A Journey through Advent with Handel's Messiah. She is a host of The Mason Jar, a popular podcast about the intersection of Charlotte Mason and classical education. Cindy was a homeschooling mom of 9 (8 boys and 1 girl) who attended Stetson University and Toccoa Falls College. She was drawn towards homeschooling after hearing Raymond Moore in his original Focus on the Family Broadcast in the early 1980s and has now graduated 6 sons. For over 10 years, she blogged through her efforts to homeschool under the classical principles of Charlotte Mason.  Her heart’s desire is to encourage moms, with a special concern for those raising sons. She lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband Tim and however many children happen to be around.