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An amazing afternoon amidst kindred spirits. Gaggles of kids running wild and free around a big white barn in the Texas countryside. Moms and Dads and families coming together over coffee and cider; all to share in the vision set forth by @ainsl3y and @wildandfree.co for the @wildandfreefarm . .
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It is an incredible vision. One that I support with my whole heart. A place for families to visit,  with other wild and free families. For retreats, for camping, for hiking, classes, and who knows what else. Would you consider getting behind this beautiful vision? To learn more, check out the @wildandfreefarm website. (Link in profile).
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#wildandfreechildren #wildandfreemama #wildandfreearklatex #almostfearless #sewingforkids #sewing #childhoodunplugged #letthembelittle #wildandfreefarmvillage #whpmyeveryday #runwildmychild #athomereallearning #luckeywanderers
An amazing afternoon amidst kindred spirits. Gaggles of kids running wild and free around a big white barn in the Texas countryside. Moms and Dads and families coming together over coffee and cider; all to share in the vision set forth by @ainsl3y and @wildandfree.co for the @wildandfreefarm . . . . . It is an incredible vision. One that I support with my whole heart. A place for families to visit, with other wild and free families. For retreats, for camping, for hiking, classes, and who knows what else. Would you consider getting behind this beautiful vision? To learn more, check out the @wildandfreefarm website. (Link in profile). . . . . #wildandfreechildren  #wildandfreemama  #wildandfreearklatex  #almostfearless  #sewingforkids  #sewing  #childhoodunplugged  #letthembelittle  #wildandfreefarmvillage  #whpmyeveryday  #runwildmychild  #athomereallearning  #luckeywanderers 
Saturday night lights. .
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I caught one super small crappie tonight, and we got skunked on the rest. However, we saw at least ten blue herons, twenty cranes, two birds we didn't know, and a kingfisher on the hunt for bluegill. Not a bad night for nature study. .
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#naturestudy #sunset #nofilter #noediting #gonefishing #visitarkansas #arkansaswild #igarkansas #wildandfreechildren #athomereallearning #adventurestartshere #optoutside #outdoorfamilies #homeschool #arkansasgameandfish #whpmyeveryday #weekendwanderings #wondersouth
Saturday night lights. . . . I caught one super small crappie tonight, and we got skunked on the rest. However, we saw at least ten blue herons, twenty cranes, two birds we didn't know, and a kingfisher on the hunt for bluegill. Not a bad night for nature study. . . . . #naturestudy  #sunset  #nofilter  #noediting  #gonefishing  #visitarkansas  #arkansaswild  #igarkansas  #wildandfreechildren  #athomereallearning  #adventurestartshere  #optoutside  #outdoorfamilies  #homeschool  #arkansasgameandfish  #whpmyeveryday  #weekendwanderings  #wondersouth 
What? Trail running on date night is weird? Or maybe it's just weird that I collected feathers for the kids. Oh well. Either way, date night is rare for us, and we made it awesome, by running farther than we had planned and finished on the dark. Pretty typical for us. I should tell you about this one day hike we did in Banff.....or the time we set up a tent next to a waterfall, in the dark, on a backpacking trip. Life is always an adventure and I am so glad to have someone by my side who is always up for shenanigans. .
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It has been an quite rough, up and down, last four years for us. A big move, a baby, post partem depression, a separation, redemption, reconciliation, grace, love, long work hours and long stretches with no breaks. But my love, we've made it ten years. Here's to the rest of our lives. .
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Oh, and yes. I know, we went running in the woods on Friday the 13th. .
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#rundate #wildandfreemama #wildandfreechildren #trailrunning #buffusa #anniversary #friyay #husbandsofinstagram #athomereallearning #keepmarriagefun #whpmyeveryday
What? Trail running on date night is weird? Or maybe it's just weird that I collected feathers for the kids. Oh well. Either way, date night is rare for us, and we made it awesome, by running farther than we had planned and finished on the dark. Pretty typical for us. I should tell you about this one day hike we did in Banff.....or the time we set up a tent next to a waterfall, in the dark, on a backpacking trip. Life is always an adventure and I am so glad to have someone by my side who is always up for shenanigans. . . . It has been an quite rough, up and down, last four years for us. A big move, a baby, post partem depression, a separation, redemption, reconciliation, grace, love, long work hours and long stretches with no breaks. But my love, we've made it ten years. Here's to the rest of our lives. . . . Oh, and yes. I know, we went running in the woods on Friday the 13th. . . . #rundate  #wildandfreemama  #wildandfreechildren  #trailrunning  #buffusa  #anniversary  #friyay  #husbandsofinstagram  #athomereallearning  #keepmarriagefun  #whpmyeveryday 
I am so NOT an artist, Ok? However, I am so happy with my little man's effort in his nature drawings. He paid attention to shape and color and even remembered that we were working on House Wrens. Little girl, well, she scribbled a bit and called it a bird. Win some, lose some. πŸ’–πŸ˜‚
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#wildandfreechildren #naturestudy #naturejournal #watercolors #childhoodunplugged #amblesideonline #homeschool #charlottemason #teva #athomereallearning
#tbt to jumping around and killing time,  while waiting for the total solar eclipse back in August. .
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That trip was a stretch for me, full of big risks but with big pay off. 18 hours of driving solo with the kids  spread out over 3 days; culminating in the most incredible experience. The chance to view that total eclipse with my kids, in a wide open field in Wyoming is a chance that I will forever be glad that I took. I've been kicking around the idea of writing the story of that trip, including the whole 3 week adventure. So, would you like to read it? Would that interest you? Let me know your thoughts in the comments. .
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#casperwy #eclipsecasper #wildandfreechildren #almostfearless #runwildmychild #childhoodunplugged #throwbackthursday #adventure #roadtrippin #discovertheroad #athomereallearning  #magiccampervan #luckeywanderers #vanlife @caspereclipse @almostfearless @thule
#tbt  to jumping around and killing time, while waiting for the total solar eclipse back in August. . . . That trip was a stretch for me, full of big risks but with big pay off. 18 hours of driving solo with the kids spread out over 3 days; culminating in the most incredible experience. The chance to view that total eclipse with my kids, in a wide open field in Wyoming is a chance that I will forever be glad that I took. I've been kicking around the idea of writing the story of that trip, including the whole 3 week adventure. So, would you like to read it? Would that interest you? Let me know your thoughts in the comments. . . . #casperwy  #eclipsecasper  #wildandfreechildren  #almostfearless  #runwildmychild  #childhoodunplugged  #throwbackthursday  #adventure  #roadtrippin  #discovertheroad  #athomereallearning  #magiccampervan  #luckeywanderers  #vanlife  @caspereclipse @almostfearless @thule
Sending our Paddles on their journey. The start of the journey at least. This is such a beautiful way to study geography and history. .
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Book is Paddle to the Sea
Map from @beautifulfeetbooks πŸ’–
Canoes from @hobbylobby .
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#amblesideonlineyearone #amblesideonlineyear1 #amblesideonline #wildandfreechildren #homeschool #mondaymotivation #readaloudrevival #preschool #firstgrade #homeschoolingbyheart #charlottemason #beautifulfeetbooks #luckeywanderers #scalliwagacademy #indigenouspeoplesday #hobbylobbyfinds #athomereallearning
Sending our Paddles on their journey. The start of the journey at least. This is such a beautiful way to study geography and history. . . . Book is Paddle to the Sea Map from @beautifulfeetbooks πŸ’– Canoes from @hobbylobby . . . . #amblesideonlineyearone  #amblesideonlineyear1  #amblesideonline  #wildandfreechildren  #homeschool  #mondaymotivation  #readaloudrevival  #preschool  #firstgrade  #homeschoolingbyheart  #charlottemason  #beautifulfeetbooks  #luckeywanderers  #scalliwagacademy  #indigenouspeoplesday  #hobbylobbyfinds  #athomereallearning 
Guess who caught the biggest fish tonight? That would be ME! Late afternoons on the water that slide into sunset, are the best. Glad it's finally only mid the 80s for temperatures. Hello fall. πŸπŸ‚
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#crappie #crappiefishing #fishing #gonefishing #52weeksofnature #wildandfreemama #wildandfreechildren #weekendwanderings #arkansas #visitarkansas #arkansaswild #instagramarkansas #qaloring #igarkansas #arkansaswild #adventurestartshere
Ladies and gentlemen: The Wheel Bug. It is a member of the assassin bug family, uses its strong beak to suck the life, literally, from its prey, and can pack a nasty punch if it bites you. It's so metal even heavy metal bands bow down to its badness. I mean, it looks like a circular saw blade on its back, how can you not be impressed?
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Found while working on our nature journal entry from our bird scavenger hunt the other day, so naturally, we added a drawing of this to our journals. .
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#naturejournal #nature #naturestudy #entymology #bugs #wheelbug #assassinbug #backyard #wildandfreechildren #charlottemason #friyay #igarkansas #arkansasnature #arkansaswild #instagram
Ladies and gentlemen: The Wheel Bug. It is a member of the assassin bug family, uses its strong beak to suck the life, literally, from its prey, and can pack a nasty punch if it bites you. It's so metal even heavy metal bands bow down to its badness. I mean, it looks like a circular saw blade on its back, how can you not be impressed? . . . Found while working on our nature journal entry from our bird scavenger hunt the other day, so naturally, we added a drawing of this to our journals. . . . . #naturejournal  #nature  #naturestudy  #entymology  #bugs  #wheelbug  #assassinbug  #backyard  #wildandfreechildren  #charlottemason  #friyay  #igarkansas  #arkansasnature  #arkansaswild  #instagram 
And now, dear friends, thoughts from the #wildandfreeconf.  It has taken me a few days to soak in all of the wisdom and encouragement I felt from the conference last weekend. I am so very glad that I leapt and bought a ticket before it sold out. This conference was exactly what I needed, and fed my soul in ways that I didn't even know I needed. I hope that I am able to attend the Portland conference. There was far too much information to paraphrase here, so I will leave you with a few of my favorite quotes:
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The call of the outdoors. The call of childhood. The call of time together. The call of the wild and free. - @ainsl3y .
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Curriculum is a tool. And something about hammers πŸ”¨πŸ˜‚ -@readaloudrevival .
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Be the conductor of beauty, and be the person you want your children to be. What is in my heart, will be in their minds. -@sally.clarkson
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Take your time. Trust the process. Uncover the treasure. -@leahvboden .
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The pages don't have to be perfect, think about what you are getting from it (on nature nournaling.) -@kristinrogers
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Celebrate the reality of physical bodies, understanding the principle of first mention, and learning how to be real about the nature of our culture (on creating healthy sex conversations with our children.) -@jodimockabee
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Remember your WHY. Don't get so hung up on education that you miss the relationship. -@maapamodern
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We have the power to speak vision to our children. Wonder and imagination create empathy. -@reaberg
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I'm still taking orders for the cuff bracelet in the last photo. $25 and $5 of each sale will go to the @wildandfreefarm
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#wildandfreechildren #wildandfreemama #homeschool #wildandfreenwla #wildandfreearklatx #homeschooling #childhoodunplugged #tbt #throwbackthursday #wildandfreefarmvillage
And now, dear friends, thoughts from the #wildandfreeconf . It has taken me a few days to soak in all of the wisdom and encouragement I felt from the conference last weekend. I am so very glad that I leapt and bought a ticket before it sold out. This conference was exactly what I needed, and fed my soul in ways that I didn't even know I needed. I hope that I am able to attend the Portland conference. There was far too much information to paraphrase here, so I will leave you with a few of my favorite quotes: . . The call of the outdoors. The call of childhood. The call of time together. The call of the wild and free. - @ainsl3y . . . Curriculum is a tool. And something about hammers πŸ”¨πŸ˜‚ -@readaloudrevival . . . Be the conductor of beauty, and be the person you want your children to be. What is in my heart, will be in their minds. -@sally.clarkson . . Take your time. Trust the process. Uncover the treasure. -@leahvboden . . . The pages don't have to be perfect, think about what you are getting from it (on nature nournaling.) -@kristinrogers . . Celebrate the reality of physical bodies, understanding the principle of first mention, and learning how to be real about the nature of our culture (on creating healthy sex conversations with our children.) -@jodimockabee . . Remember your WHY. Don't get so hung up on education that you miss the relationship. -@maapamodern . . We have the power to speak vision to our children. Wonder and imagination create empathy. -@reaberg . . I'm still taking orders for the cuff bracelet in the last photo. $25 and $5 of each sale will go to the @wildandfreefarm . . . #wildandfreechildren  #wildandfreemama  #homeschool  #wildandfreenwla  #wildandfreearklatx  #homeschooling  #childhoodunplugged  #tbt  #throwbackthursday  #wildandfreefarmvillage 
Throwing it back and finally getting around to organizing my thoughts from the #wildandfreeconf in Franklin, TN. .
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But first, I was lucky to snag this @airbnb stay at Gratidude Ranch. The cottage I stayed in was charming and cozy. Exactly what I had hoped it would be. The 30 minute drive was well worth it, twisty and tree lined and beautiful at every curve. It was such a great to have this little retreat to myself over the weekend. If you're headed to #franklintn do check this place out. They are doing wonderful things with their non profit. .
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#tbt #throwbackthursday #airbnb #franklintn #wildandfreemama #wildandfreefranklin #wildandfreechildren #wanderlust #travel #adventure #gratiduderanch #wondersouth #wsoutpost
Throwing it back and finally getting around to organizing my thoughts from the #wildandfreeconf  in Franklin, TN. . . But first, I was lucky to snag this @airbnb stay at Gratidude Ranch. The cottage I stayed in was charming and cozy. Exactly what I had hoped it would be. The 30 minute drive was well worth it, twisty and tree lined and beautiful at every curve. It was such a great to have this little retreat to myself over the weekend. If you're headed to #franklintn  do check this place out. They are doing wonderful things with their non profit. . . . . #tbt  #throwbackthursday  #airbnb  #franklintn  #wildandfreemama  #wildandfreefranklin  #wildandfreechildren  #wanderlust  #travel  #adventure  #gratiduderanch  #wondersouth  #wsoutpost 
A morning of bird study, new friends, and the first entry into our nature journals. I'd say our first nature day of our school year was a success. .
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#redriverrefuge #wildandfreechildren #naturecenter #athomereallearning #charlottemason #naturestudy #wildandfreenwla #wildandfreearklatex #almostfearless #seeshreveportbossier #luckeyhomeschoolers #scalliwagacademy
Hey all my #wildandfreeconf friends. I'm kicking off a little fundraiser for the @wildandfreefarm . .
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Some of you took note of my bracelet last weekend and were asking about it. So, here you go: I'm going to do a bulk order of these cuffs from my friend, @joyfully_adorned. They are $25, and $5 for every purchase will be donated to the fundraising efforts for the Wild and Free Farm Village. .
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Details: If you're interested, please do 2 things. 1)Comment here. 2)Send me a DM with your email. We will eventually need mailing addresses as well. Ill take orders through next Tuesday, 10.10.17. Thanks and coffee cheers my friends!πŸ΅πŸ’—
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#wildandfreechildren #wildandfreemama #wildandfree #wanderlust #traveltuesday #fundraiser #wildandfreefarmvillage
Hey all my #wildandfreeconf  friends. I'm kicking off a little fundraiser for the @wildandfreefarm . . . . Some of you took note of my bracelet last weekend and were asking about it. So, here you go: I'm going to do a bulk order of these cuffs from my friend, @joyfully_adorned. They are $25, and $5 for every purchase will be donated to the fundraising efforts for the Wild and Free Farm Village. . . Details: If you're interested, please do 2 things. 1)Comment here. 2)Send me a DM with your email. We will eventually need mailing addresses as well. Ill take orders through next Tuesday, 10.10.17. Thanks and coffee cheers my friends!πŸ΅πŸ’— . . . #wildandfreechildren  #wildandfreemama  #wildandfree  #wanderlust  #traveltuesday  #fundraiser  #wildandfreefarmvillage 
Be a superhero. Be a mermaid. Be a princess. Be a knight. Be what you've always dreamt to be. And don't let anyone squash that call in your heart toward authenticity. .
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Home is my favorite place to be. And it's going to be nice to settle into some rhythms. At least, for a little while. .
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#wildandfreechildren #almostfearless #runwildmychild #childhoodunplugged #mondaymotivation #clickinmoms #letthembelittle
Coffee for the road and a treat for at home. @visitfranklintn You did not disappoint. πŸ’—
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#frothymonkey #frothymerch #wildandfreeconf #wildandfreefranklin #wildandfreemama #roadtrippin #strapintofreedom #roadtrippin #discovertheroad #teva #sundayfunday #franklintn #wsoutpost