Hi. I’m Rachael (aka Faye). I’m a mom of four, writer, photographer and home educator from Northern California.
I love write about both the practical and the beautiful. You’ll find my most recent posts which include practical lifestyle articles, a bit of our homeschooling journey, what I’m reading (I’m always reading!) and peeks inside of my house. I’ve been writing here for about eight years, you’ll also find a dated, poorly photographed (but very entertaining) archive of posts.
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 kids, so that part worked out. 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 and later worked for a real estate company.
One day I unexpectedly fell in love with a computer nerd. He does brilliant things like put the Internet on disks for people. We moved to his home state of California where we currently live.
I spend most of my time baby wearing, reading, gardening, blogging and learning with my girls, but some of my grown-up work can be found here:
The Call of the Wild and Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child’s Education, by Ainsely Arment.
Podcast guest and photography and article 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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