Welcome to The Parenting Passageway!

Carrie is a wife of 30 years, physical therapist and lactation consultant and Waldorf homeschooling mother of three children now ages 20 and attending sophomore year of college out of state,17, and 12. She has worked with children and families in many capacities for over 20 years. This includes working as a pediatric and neonatal  physical therapist, a lay breastfeeding support leader, a board-certified lactation consultant, a Waldorf homeschooling group leader, a public speaker on homeschooling and gentle parenting topics, and as a consultant for homeschooling parents.  She currently works as a pelvic floor and neonatal physical therapist and lactation consultant in both the clinic and home settings and is still homeschooling.

She completed degrees in Newspaper Journalism/Latin American Studies; physical therapy and  her Foundation Studies in the Arts and Anthroposophy through Antioch University in 2013 for Waldorf Education and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and certificate in Pelvic Health in 2020 through Evidence in Motion in Kentucky.  She has been a licensed physical therapist since 1998, a lay breastfeeding support leader since 2004, and a board-certified lactation consultant since 2009.  She has been homeschooling since 2007 and enjoys teaching the upper grades the most.  She has blogged at The Parenting Passageway since 2008 and frequently writes about Waldorf homeschooling and the challenges and joys of homeschooling and parenting multiple children. Carrie enjoys nature, hiking, beaches, music, and being home.  Her family has two rescue dogs, three horses, beehives and are in the midst of renovating a 10 acre farm in Northern Georgia.

Her mission in life is to provide support, encouragement, and information in order for families and children to be healthy, connected, and loved.

Please contact Carrie at carrie@theparentingpassageway.com.  Please be patient when you email as I sometimes have a high volume of email to answer and I pray and meditate on each email before responding. Thank you for being my reader!  Many blessings!