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The Laura Ingalls Wilder Homestead in Missouri — a Homeschool Flashback

Have you ever looked through old pictures and been taken back to that very place and time as if it were not several years ago but just a day or so ago?  That happened to me recently.

PIctures and narrative of our field trip to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Homestead and Museum in Missouri.Actually, it happens to me pretty much every time I look at our photographs these days, lol… The kids have started making fun of me, because I usually end up tearing up at how everyone has grown and changed since whenever the picture was taken…


I’ve shared recently that one of the necessities of our homeschool journey was that field trips pretty much dropped by the wayside as we began schooling more of the children and the realities of the budget became more pressing.  But many years ago when we first moved to this area, we did make a jaunt to the home of one of our favorite authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder.  She moved to Missouri with her husband, Almanzo, in 1894.

A few weeks ago, as I looked through the pictures of our visit to their homestead, I remembered how much fun it was to get out for the day as a family.  It was early spring and the countryside was covered in that light, new-leaf green that lasts for such a short time… Click here to read more and see pictures of our field trip (including my adorable, much smaller kids!) on my guest post at GypsyRoadschool! 🙂

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Ann Karako

Ann has been homeschooling for 20+ years and has graduated four children (one more to go). She believes that EVERY mom can CONFIDENTLY, COMPETENTLY -- and even CONTENTEDLY -- provide the COMPLETE high school education that her teen needs. Ann's website, AnnieandEverything.com, offers information, resources, and virtual hugs to help homeschool moms do just that. 

Ann has written Cure the Fear of Homeschooling High School: A Step-by-Step Manual for Research & Planning and Save Your Sanity While Homeschooling High School: Practical Principles for a Firm Foundation. She also founded the popular Facebook group called It's Not that Hard to Homeschool High School, which now has over 27K members; and recently she started the It's Not That Hard to Homeschool High School Podcast.

She and her family, including two dogs and three cats, live in rural Missouri.

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