Laura W

Meet Laura Wilder. Yes, like the author! In fact, her grandparents purchased the box set of Little House on the Prairie books for her when she was just 9-years-old, long before her last name became Wilder. She’s married to Andrew and they have three children, Anderson (7), Calvin (4.5) & Betsie (infant). They live in Leeds and she stays at home and homeschools following the Charlotte Mason (CM) philosophy. The CM philosophy emphasizes a lot of time spent in nature, which is wonderful because two of their family’s favorite hobbies are hiking & gardening! She loves to connect on Instagram. Find her @wilderfam09.

Motherhood Observations :: The Can-of-Peas Mom

I've spent a good amount of time observing children and parents throughout my life. You see, I majored in early childhood development in college, worked part-time at a local daycare, and later worked at...

Seeking Quiet

A little over a century ago, Charlotte Mason wrote, “In this time of extraordinary pressure, educational and social, perhaps a mother’s first duty to her children is to secure for them a quiet growing...

How We Homeschool

I recently wrote about WHY we homeschool. Today I will share HOW we homeschool. There are countless ways to go about it. Every single family does it differently because no two families are exactly...

How My Eyes were Opened to the Importance of Pediatric Eye Health

Summertime is an ideal time for checkups, with no missing school days and much more flexibility in schedules. And while checkups with the pediatrician and dentist are so important, don’t forget to also get...

Perspectives on Schooling :: Why We Chose Homeschool

The child is not made for education, but education is to serve the child, serve his personality, his life, his needs.  (Susan Schaeffer Macaulay, For the Children's Sake) Why Not My goal for educating my children is...

Summer Reading for Mom

“Mothers should cultivate their souls, that in turn they may cultivate the souls of their children.” — Billy Graham We’ve all read and heard about “self care”. It’s a catch phrase among millennial mothers. There...

The Uninsured American Family

Hi, we’re an uninsured American family. Ok, we do have homeowner’s insurance and car insurance and life insurance, so we’re not totally living on the edge. But no, we do not have traditional health...

A Journey Through Secondary Infertility {Infertility Awareness}

In recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week, we are seeking to raise awareness about this struggle by sharing stories from local moms and a dad who have been in this difficult place, as well...

Everyone Can Garden!

I love to read. One of my favorite things about reading is when a book changes me in some way. A couple of years ago I read a book that influenced my thinking and...

Birmingham Moms Blog :: Introducing Laura

Birmingham Hello, Birmingham Mamas. I have lived in Birmingham almost my entire life. I was born in Tuscaloosa -- Roll Tide! Then we briefly lived in Huntsville before ultimately landing in Birmingham when I was...