Monica Swanson

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, my husband and I moved to Hawaii fifteen years ago for his medical residency program. We fell in love with the simple island lifestyle (as well as the surf) and decided to call it home. We now homeschool our four boys (ages 17 down to 6) in the country on the North Shore of Oahu. We raise tropical fruit and spend a lot of time outside enjoying this beautiful island. My background is in Sports medicine and I have spent most of my life teaching fitness and working as a personal trainer, but these days I dedicate most of my days running boys to beaches, homeschooling and cooking, and my late nights/early mornings to writing my heart out. :) My passion is to encourage families to parent with intention and to find ways to connect with their kids through all of the years. I also love to talk about balance, and healthy living, and I self-published a book last year about overcoming food and body obsessions. It is called "The Secret of Your Naturally Skinny Friends."