A Little About
Simply Be Wild & Free
The idea for this website came to me on a sunny afternoon.
Before that day, I had never even thought about creating a blog – let alone an entire brand or lifestyle.
I never dreamt of becoming a social media influencer or making it big online.
I was simply hanging out at my kitchen table, sipping on a warm cup of coffee, while watching my children run around in the backyard.
At that moment, life felt like it was exactly what it was meant to be & something just clicked.
I was still & they were free.
The phrase Simply Be Wild & Free kept replaying over and over again in my head.
I craved the simplicity of sitting with a cup of coffee in my hand while my children ran wild and free.
As I sat there with this new inspiration in my brain, I knew I had to create something — but the question was what exactly?
I had so many ideas running through my head, it was hard to pinpoint just what I needed to do.
As a homeschool parent, I knew right off the bat that I wanted to connect with other overwhelmed homeschool parents and offer any aide I could. So my first mission was to create a homeschool blog where moms could find the help and support they needed.
That blog has since transformed into something so much bigger than I ever could have imagined in the beginning.
The Story Behind The Name…
The name Simply Be Wild & Free means so many things to me as a struggling homeschool mom!
This name is a mixture of everything I want to be as a mom, everything I want my kids to experience in their childhood, and everything I want our life to be as a whole.
Represents me as a mom. I seriously struggle sometimes, you guys.
These two words stand for my need to let go, accept things for what they are, and simply be – in the moment & still.
WILD & FREE
Represents my 3 children.
This phrase stands for the immense desire I have for them to be children that are not only bold, strong, and fearless, but also for them to be completely wild and free – exploring & thriving.
A Little About Me…
I am a God-fearing, homeschool mom of 3 and this little corner of the world (or internet) is my safe haven.
Everything you read on my blogs, in my email newsletter, or on my social media accounts comes straight from the heart and every product I sell or promote is something I truly love or believe in.
I put my all into everything I do, but trying to wear all the hats all the time can be completely overwhelming sometimes. My largest struggle as a homeschool mom is time management — because hey, I’m human too!
I’m also a huge introvert and have always struggled with putting myself out there — which is why creating and being a spokesperson seems like the absolute last thing I would ever do!
This was all God.
I didn’t realize it at the time, but He was calling me to something big – something life-changing.
I felt called to create a homeschool blog and put my everything into creating this brand without any true explanation. It wasn’t until well over a year later that I realized this wasn’t my dream at all – instead, it was His plan.
When I First Started Homeschooling…
I went all out! The kids had fancy desks, posters on the wall, and an entire organized space just for learning.
Little did I know, kids can actually learn anywhere & they don’t need a school-like setting for success.
My new go-to place to teach lessons? Totally the couch.
I’m an avid coffee drinker. I will seriously drink it in any form, color, or variation.
It’s my homeschool mom lifeline.
Purchasing homeschool curriculum & books we don’t need at the moment will always be my biggest weakness. Seriously though.
I love collecting the classics and encouraging my kids to learn all the things.
I’m a HUGE dog lover!! If I could spend my entire day on the couch with my puppies, a soft blanket, and a never-ending cup of coffee – not going to lie, I would totally be in my element!
A Homeschool Blog
Straight From the Heart…
The Life + Homeschool Blog is where my heart is.
With God’s strength and guidance, I strive to make Life + Homeschool a safe haven for struggling homeschool moms in need.
I want to inform, but also to encourage each and every one of my followers to turn their homeschool into something they love!
I am not an expert and I definitely don’t know all the things – I’m still learning, just like each and every one of you!
Connect on the Homeschool Blog
If you are a new homeschool parent that doesn’t know where to start — I encourage you to check out my top homeschool blog posts.
#1 – What to Expect The First Year of Homeschooling
This was one of my absolute favorite posts to write! I actually wrote this post with a fellow homeschool mom in mind. She had turned to me for wisdom (I wasn’t completely confident in the fact that I even had some to offer, but I gave it anyway).
This mom was feeling overwhelmed with the idea of bringing her children home and even though I had been at it for a while, it was a feeling I remembered all too well.
#2 – How to Homeschool in Only 3 Days a Week
This is actually one of my top-performing posts of all time!
When I wrote this post, we had already gone through the following schooling scenarios:
- Private Schooling
- Online Public School
- Traditional (5 Day) Homeschool Week
I was loving our new homeschool curriculum, but I was overwhelmed with doing all the things 5 days a week! I needed time to work on my writing, get the laundry done, and simply refresh!
Plus, I found that my kids totally thrive with a do whatever day thrown into the mix each week.
Connect on Social Media
For the homeschool mom that loves reading daily tidbits and connecting on social media…
You can follow me on all my social accounts for blog updates and more!
Simply Be Wild & Free Social Media Accounts – Facebook – Pinterest – Instagram
Looking for a little more? Request to join my Facebook group where I get a little more personal with my conversations and interactions. You can also ask for advice or message me anytime. I absolutely love connecting with homeschool moms in this way!
I sometimes host theme weeks, where I teach on a specific homeschool topic and share new blog posts in the group as well!
A Change in Direction
Over the years this website has transformed from a simple blog to an entire lifestyle. My original blog covered topics ranging from homeschool to health.
Since that time I have branched out and separated all of my content onto multiple different websites.
While it was a huge undertaking, it was totally worth it!
All of our homeschool content will soon be found over on our Life + Homeschool blog, while our other topics can be found at the websites below!
Our Other Blogs
Simply Be Still Inspiration has always been a large part of Simply Be Wild & Free — it just didn’t have its own URL at first.
Resting and drawing near to Him was something I craved when I first started on this venture and I’m so excited to share some of those moments with you!
Healthy Farmhouse follows our journey to a healthier lifestyle & touches base on how we use essential oils in everyday life.
This tiny blog packs a big punch and I will be working super hard on building it up over the next couple of years!
Our Main Blog
While the original content on this website was mostly homeschool-related, our life has taken a huge turn over the past year!
Our family recently embarked on a brand new journey — full-time RV living.
This was not in our plan, but God sees the big picture and I’m so glad He knows what He’s doing!
Sometimes I sit here in our RV wondering how we even got here. It’s so crazy, you guys!
I’m so ready to share some of our RV & outdoor adventuring on the new Wild & Free Blog! I can hardly wait to touch base on all the things I’ve learned so far while living this simplistic, nomadic lifestyle.
I’m definitely excited about the transformation that lies ahead!
A Simple Thanks
Thanks for checking out my little corner of the world and for all the continued support!
Life is a journey and I’m so excited that I get to share ours with you.