In 2004, our family of six was hit with a desperate need to be frugal, when Hurricane Ivan directly hit our Gulf Coast area. Our family endured losses during that time, of a job, things, and…peace. A few people helped with food (and the Tennessee power guys gave a bag of Snickers to the kids!), but the greatest help came in the area of education when someone reached out two hands full of generosity.
our youngest last week, at our homemade chalkboard
As soon as we were back on our feet, as a “pay-it-forward” thing, I started an online group where people could share their extra school supplies with those who needed them. The group grew and eventually became FreelyEducate.com. At Freely Educate (which is alsoFreelyHomeschool.com), I share high quality, 100% free educational finds, and I focus on the freedom we have to educate children in whatever way we believe is best for them.
our boys, nature journaling
Children are born with a love of learning; we only need to preserve it.
Knowledge is freely available; we only need to find it.
our 13yo gal in a favorite reading spot
A high quality education can be achieved, no matter the obstacle. If someone doesn’t have money, knowledge can be free. If someone feels stifled by textbooks, a quality education can be taught creatively. As long as we have a love of learning, we can learn. No matter what.
founder of FreelyEducate.com