My name is Crystal Patterson and I am a homeschooling mom of 7 years. Writing has never been my strength. When my husband and I decided to homeschool, admittedly, ELA was my most dreaded subject. IEW was the catalyst for my confidence! I fell passionately in love with this curriculum and the confidence and peace it can provide for children. I love Andrew Pudewa's quote: "Our goal is not to carve journalists. Our goal is to get kids to fall in love with language, and how do you do that?...by playing with it..." I bold this statement because I believe it is the missing link for children...PLAY. My personal goal is to give kids the puddy of this curriculum and let them mold their imaginations through words. My desire is that kids will, at least, view writing without anxiety, and at most, look forward to it! I certainly do.