The team behind the Living Joyfully Shop!

Pam Laricchia

Over the last 15 years, Pam has helped countless parents cultivate strong, connected, and trusting relationships with their children and partners as they navigate day-to-day challenges and conflicts.

Pam’s three now-grown children left the school system when they were 9, 7, and 4 years old, began unschooling, and never looked back. Pam is the author of five books about unschooling, the founding host of the Exploring Unschooling Podcast, with more than 350 episodes in its archive, and co-host of the Living Joyfully Podcast, all about navigating relationships.

She hosted the Toronto Unschooling Conference for six years and has spoken at unschooling conferences in Canada and the US. She and Anna Brown host the Living Joyfully Network online community with members from around the world.

Anna Brown

Anna has a degree in Family and Child Development. She worked with families in crisis before turning her attention to helping parents build better relationships with their children and partners. She has been doing that very rewarding work for over 20 years. She works in private practice as a Relationship Specialist helping couples and families move through conflicts and create an environment of collaboration and growth. She also enjoys working with businesses to improve communication, increase employee satisfaction and increase productivity.

Anna has two grown children who were always unschooled. She has written and spoken at conferences about relationships and unschooling for over 20 years. She currently co-hosts both the Exploring Unschooling Podcast with Pam and Erika and the Living Joyfully Podcast with Pam, as well as co-hosting the Living Joyfully Network.

Erika Ellis

Erika has two young teenagers at home. They have always unschooled. She is a co-host of the Exploring Unschooling Podcast and a former high school science teacher. She has organized parenting, unschooling, and wellness groups in person and online, and she is active in the Living Joyfully Network.

Erika has worked in many areas over the years, including film and television, education, behavioral health, music, and design. She loves talking about unschooling, learning about relationships, and exploring what makes each individual person in a family different and unique.