One of the perks of taking The Homegrown Preschooler on the road is that we get to meet the GREATEST people. Recently, we traveled to Orlando for the FPEA Special Needs conference and it did not disappoint. We had the privilege of meeting some amazing parents, speakers, and vendors. Holly Giles, with The Giles Frontier is one of those amazing people. Before I met Holly, I knew I would like her. Walking through the exhibit hall, I glanced over at her booth. I was intrigued. Her booth design was welcoming and “Pinteresty” (those of you who know us, know we like that kind of thing) and it made me want to know what she had to offer. After hearing Holly’s education journey and seeing the products she and her family had developed, we thought more of you should get to know her. I have asked Holly to introduce herself and The Giles Frontier to you today. Welcome, Holly…
Early in my journey of parenthood and before I understood what the word “sensory” would mean for my son, the outdoors was a respite for us. As a baby he was soothed by the breeze, the birds and our backyard swing. I naturally assumed his growing curiosity for the outdoors was because we spent so much time in it!
As we ventured into schooling at home, my second son was born. In my quest for them to sit at a desk and fill in the blanks I quickly realized that traditional learning was not the right fit for our family. So, we went back to the swing. Reading aloud became our curriculum, along with the bugs, dirt and any local spot that could teach us something new. It was math at the farmer’s market, science at the boat ramp and history at a state park. Our home education became a way of life, in the errands we ran, people we met and opportunities that came our way.
Meeting families who were searching for a new path is what motivated me to start The Giles Frontier blog. Sharing our daily successes and failures resonated with moms and so I turned our journey into my book, Blaze New Trails to inspire families to blaze their own way! We have become chicken keepers, pitiful gardeners, mud makers and entrepreneurs and that is only the first six years of this learning lifestyle!
I believe that the experiences, memories and true education your children will receive from the adventures you take, will last a lifetime. I invite you to follow our trails and see where they lead you!
When I met the women of The Homegrown Preschoolers recently, I knew I had met kindred spirits and new girlfriends to chat with, who were ministering to families in the same way as ours. I am thrilled to offer my book and products that my sons create here, at The Giles Frontier, on their 12 Days of Christmas giveaways.
See, why we love her???
Holly is giving away an AMAZING bundle, including: