Jen Merrill is a Chicago-based writer and blogger. After years of jamming her twice-exceptional son into various school settings that didn’t quite fit, she’s now a homeschooling mom who couldn’t be happier. Well, she could, but that would involve a lengthy vacation with umbrella drinks and nightly turn-down service. A flutist by training and a writer by choice, when she has something to say, Jen says it on her blog, Laughing at Chaos. She is the author of If This is a Gift, Can I Send It Back?: Surviving in the Land of the Gifted and Twice-Exceptional; her second book, on the needs of parents as they raise gifted kids, will be released summer 2014.