Studio Prep’s High School Language Arts Guide, Tsh Oxenreider, is the bestselling author of three books, most notably At Home in the World (Nelson Books, an imprint of HarperCollins), her travel memoir about her family’s year traveling around the world with only one backpack each for mom, dad and three small children.

For over a decade, she’s been editor-in-chief of The Art of Simple, home of a multi-authored blog and top-ranked podcast dedicated to the idea of living well and ignoring the rest. Tsh has created several courses for designing your best life. She’s currently writing her first novel.

Tsh’s website was nominated for “Nest New Blog of 2008” and named one of the Top 100 Blogs of 2011 and 2012.  Ranked Number 2 in the top 50 Twitter Moms of 2011, Tsh has also been highlighted on Apartment Therapy, HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Food Network, CNBC, CNN, NPR, Parents magazine, Real Simple magazine, The Washington Post, and more.

She’s also served as an advocate for Compassion International and has been utilized as an A-List Expert with Real Simple magazine. Tsh has been a guest on numerous radio shows and podcasts and has spoken at various conferences, mostly on family travel, entrepreneurship, the craft of writing, and the marriage of faith within them all.

Kind words from others:

  • “Tsh shows it’s possible to combine a love for adventure and travel with a love for family and home.” – Gretchen Rubin, NYT bestselling author of The Happiness Project
  • “Tsh is a remarkable example of how to balance the rooted stability of family with the winged adventure of wanderlust.” – Chris Guillebeau, NYT bestseller of The $100 Start-Up
  • “I’ve always found Tsh’s voice to be warm, practical, and inspiring.” – Shauna Niequist, NYT bestselling author of Present Over Perfect

How students describe Mrs. Oxenreider:

  • Very genuine and sweet
  • Helps us see why writing is important
  • Engaging, merciful and chill
  • Genuinely care about us wanting to learn to write well instead of just trying to teach us
  • Space out our work so well that even though it’s a lot, it’s never overwhelming
  • Help us be creative (which I needed when forming this sentence). And you bring a fresh perspective!

Formal Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas, English Literature and Cultural Anthropology