I want to see the sights unseen, I want the extraordinary..... Our kids have learned so much in our week and a half of travel. We drove through different states, learned about extreme weather, visited museums, met new people, talked about poverty and saw the world through different eyes. A huge part of me (the free spirited side) wishes I could homeschool my babes and travel the world ๐ŸŒŽ #dogobe

Hi, my name is Marissa and Iโ€™m the lady behind all of these pictures! ๐Ÿ˜Š๏ธ๐Ÿ™ƒ I thought of four facts to share about me: 1. I live in the Midwest and so naturally I talk a lot about the weather 2. I am a mama to three girls and work from home 3. I used to teach middle school science and loved it! 4. Dark chocolate and black coffee are my favoriteโ€”boring, I know! ๐Ÿ’œ

He was a little uncertain at first, but then we got some smiles. #firstswing #bigbrotherlittlebrother #getoutside #wildandfreekids #playgroundfun

Heaven on earth "I feel ashamed that so many of us cannot imagine a better way to do things than locking children up all day in cells instead of letting them grow up knowing their families, mingling with the world, assuming real obligations, striving to be independent and self-reliant and free."
John Taylor Gatto
#runwildmychild #childrenofmountains #letthemexplore #childhoodeveryday #jjitskids #wilderness_kids #theoutdoorchild #outdoorfamily #theheartofchildhood #ScotSpirit #wildandfreekids #schoolfree #lifewithoutschool #endchildism #agisme #livelifeoutside #wildandbravelittles #unschooling #wildschooling #worldschooling #LoveScotland #highlandcollective #hiddenscotland

Tough week? ย We've all been there...and we've all managed to find a way out.
Sometimes all you need is a single voice in your ear cheering you on. Consider this my virtual hug and word of encouragement to get back up again stronger than you were before.

Last day of term and I am hacking away at my to-do list. The bottom floor of our house is let on Airbnb and we have guests leaving and arriving so prepping that. Our washing machine is down there too so I have four hours to do all the washing from the last week. Then invoicing and hopefully recruiting a new member of staff to help me with my business. A lot of different things to juggle but I like it that way and think Iโ€™m now ruined in terms of ever having a traditional job!

How do you keep the connection with your children? How do you help them to stay grounded and have an appreciation for whatโ€™s real and under their feet? In a world of Internet and immediate entertainment.. I wrote a post with some ideas of how to keep the connection and enjoy being together and outdoors more. Link is in our bio, would love to know any ways you do this? ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿ”

Because you cannot tame something so happily wild.

The new jackets from @drop.scone.designs are absolutely perfect for these chilly evenings we spend down by the river. Just look at the rose gold in action ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’—

| Itโ€™s HERE ๐ŸŽ‰| The day @sew_darn_cute opens tonight at 8pm. Set that alarm ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ
Bubble catching is SO much fun when your 2 years old. Loving the lighter nights as we can go out after work however whatโ€™s happened to the weather itโ€™s pi**ing it down ๐ŸŒง Hope it changes for the weekend !
#childofig #childrensphotography #happykids #dearestviewfinder #magicofchildhood #magicofchildren #illuminatechildhood #naturallight #momhub #motherhoodunplugged #captureoftheday #photooftheday #childrenofinsta #throughachildseyes #wildandbravelittles #wildandfreekids #canon #blueeyes #toddlerfashion #toddlerofinstagram #coolkid #bubbles #dino #dinosaur #dinosaurprint

The Lord is my ROCK and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I thought someone else could use this truth today besides just meโค๏ธ
Psalm 18:2

#wildandfreekids #outdoorplay #littleboysandrocks #homeschoolingoutside

So every day the kids and I sit on our sunporch and we do devotions, we pray for people, and we sit in quietness for a few minutes listening to nature. We practice "Being still...quieting our minds and bodies." And we always listen for God to speak to us.
Today Ellie had a beautiful moment where she heard God speak three times during quiet time.
The first one she listened to a bird singing and heard God say: "Ellie...do you hear the rhythm of that bird's song? Do you hear how her rhythm never changes? That is how it is with my love for you and all people. A love song with a rhythm that never changes. I will never stop loving my people."
The second one she saw a dove sitting on our fence and heard God say: " Be still and know that I am God."
The third one she heard God say: "Ellie, remember the Robin that made a nest for her babies by the back door? Remember how she always flies away when the door opens and closes? I don't want my people to be afraid and keep flying away in fear. I want my people to know that they can trust me and I will protect them."
When Ellie shared all of this with me today, it encouraged and blessed me so so much. I asked her if I could share it with others too and she smiled big and said Yes.
I hope this encourages you as much as it did me.
I hope you go to sleep tonight knowing how secure you are because God is protecting you.
I hope you wake up tomorrow with joy in your heart and a skip to your steps knowing that His love song never changes for you no matter what. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

TEAM WORK makes the #dream work! โœจ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ
Every day that passes we are getting closer to our dream! Life is aligning everything little by little... even through all the challenges and hard work, itโ€™s happening! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
So #grateful for this supportive team we have built and still building! Grateful to still see them offering helping hands despite circumstances... still keeping hopes high... still #trusting!
All this is so enough... so enough to keep going! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’—
#familyteamwork #meandmyboys #life #followyourdreams #focused #sacrifices #familylove

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