We May Not All Homeschool the Same Way, But We're in This Together

Over the past three years, nearly a thousand groups from all over the world have come together under the banner of Wild + Free. Check out the hashtag #wildandfreegroups on Instagram. They include:

  • Mom's nights out
  • Nature outings
  • Play groups
  • Book clubs
  • Field trips
  • Meet-ups 

These groups are for homeschoolers, nature lovers, and those who have simply connected with this on-line community and want to know more - whether you lean toward Unschooling, Charlotte Mason, Classical, Waldorf, Montessori, or have no idea what any of those terms mean.

Now you also have the capability to start or join a group online that focuses on affinities and interests, rather than just geography. You'll be able to find other mamas who share your interests and participate in discussions.

To start or join a Wild + Free group, sign up for any membership.

1. LOG-IN OR SIGN UP FOR ANY WILD + FREE MEMBERSHIP
Our Groups map is now located within our membership site to make it visible only to the Wild + Free community. It comes with your subscription to the Wild + Free bundles or you can sign-up for a free membership to get access as well. This will enable you to indicate your interests, the ages of your children, and your location. Other Wild + Free mamas will be able to find you on the membership site based on these factors as well.

2. START OR JOIN A GROUP BASED ON AFFINITY OR LOCATION
Once you have access to the membership site, you can start or join a group of your choice. We're looking for authentic Wild + Free groups rather than listings for existing programs or co-ops. We intend for them to be welcoming to everyone and require group members to reply to inquiries in order to maintain their active status. Once live, you'll be able to post stories and host discussions with your group members.

3. PROMOTE AND SHARE YOUR GROUP ONLINE
Once you start your group, reach out to friends on Instagram, Facebook, and other homeschoolers in your community. Invite them to join you here on the Wild + Free site. Snap photos and share them with us on Instagram at #wildandfreegroups. This will help promote your group and give other mamas an opportunity to find you. We'll feature some of your photos and stories on the Wild + Free Instagram feed as well.

Log-in or sign up to see our Groups map, join conversations, and see a member directory.


Meet the Wild + Free Groups Coordinator

Paula Caggiano is the coordinator of Wild + Free Groups. She’s a homeschooling mother of four children and lives in Newport News, Virginia with her husband David. She’s originally from Canada (she says “eh” a lot!) and is the former area director for Birth Matters, a national organization that supports mothers and midwives in the birth process.

If you have questions or would like to connect with Paula, contact her at paulacaggiano@gmail.com or on Instagram at @paulacagg. She's committed to helping group leaders thrive all over the world, and she'd love to hear from you.