Carol Barnier is a homeschooling mom of many years who speaks coast to coast at homeschool conferences and is a frequent radio show guest. She began Open Gifts Ministries when her son didn't fit the mold of a traditional classroom setting. Her creative, can-do strategies and experiences led to her books entitled How To Get Your Child Off the Refrigerator and On To Learning and If I'm Diapering a Watermelon, Then Where'd I Leave the Baby? Carol combines laughter with highly practical solutions, and shares strategies that encourage you to open the gift that is your child, to see your child and yourself as God designed us each to be, and to fulfill His plan for each of us, educationally and in daily living. Carol and her husband homeschool their three children in the beautiful Berkshire Hills in Connecticut.