Bio Photo-1Hi.  I’m Rachael (aka Faye).  I write about homeschooling, books and living with kids.

Here on my blog you’ll find find practical lifestyle articles, a bit of our homeschooling journey, what I’m reading, and peeks inside of my house.  I’ve been writing here for about nine years, though many of my older posts have been archived.


I was born in Lawrence, Kansas and lived in Kansas City, Missouri when I was small.  My parents wanted a simple life, many children, and a quaint roadside fruit stand. I’m not sure we ever had a roadside stand, but there were seven of us and we did live a simple, happy life.  We moved to rural Kansas where I spent most of grade school through high school.  

After I graduated, my family moved to Atlanta, Georgia.  I attended college at Georgia State University.  I wanted to major in art, but instead I earned a B.A. in Spanish for International Business.  I spent a year in ministry where I met my husband and later worked for a real estate company in the Atlanta area. We moved to his home state of California where we lived for ten years and had our four children.

We recently moved back to my home state of Kansas where we are enjoying that Midwest suburban life. I spend most of my time baby wearing, reading, gardening, baking, blogging and learning with my girls.

Some of my work can be found here:

Podcast guest Episode 53: Elevated Motherhood “Homeschooling, Books and Living with Kids.”

Photography and writing featured in The Call of the Wild and Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child’s Education, by Ainsley Arment.

Photography and writing featured in Wild and Free Handcrafts: 32 Activities to Build Confidence, Creativity and Skill, by Ainsley Arment

Exclusive podcast interviewer and content contributor 2017-2019 Wild + Free

Guest poster The Peaceful Press blog

A 2016 tour of our home is featured here on Design Mom’s Living with Kids Series.

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