Cindy Rollins is the 2016 winner of the Russell Kirk Paideia Prize and the author of Mere Motherhood: Morning Time, Nursey Rhymes, and My Journey Toward Sanctification.  She 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. She is a freelance writer with monthly columns in the Chattanooga Esprit and Knoxville Smoke Signals.  For over 10 years, she blogged through her efforts to homeschool under the classical principles of Charlotte Mason.  She can now be found blogging for The CiRCE Institute and has attended one year of the CiRCE Apprenticeship program. Cindy continues to enjoy teaching her own 3 children still at home and also serving the homeschooling community through classes covering Shakespeare and poetry.  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 home.