I’ve been a homeschooling mom for almost 12 years to both my son and daughter. My husband and I knew our approach to education was going to be relaxed, eclectic and child led. Although we like to use a variety of resources, Charlotte Mason, Reggio Emilia and project based methods have been our inspiration. We live on a small thriving homestead which produces an abundance of fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs. My focus and love of being outdoors in my gardens has spilled over into my love of working with children and creating an environment that nourishes, teaches and inspires. Along with teaching a Young Learners program for homeschoolers, I host annual summer camps where kids can experience everything from organic gardening, food preservation, soap and candle making, cooking from the garden to sewing and pioneer games. My weekly preschool is nature/play based and focuses on the whole child. Every child is respected and loved and is free to explore who they are in mind and body.
I consider myself a lifelong learner and love diving into new hobbies and interests. Because of this, I’m is often found hiking or mountain biking with my family or quilting in my studio. My background is in early childhood education and ecology, but I’m also a certified birth doula and volunteer with Bellies to Babies Foundation and Neo-Doulas.