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Hi, I'm Holly and welcome to The Giles Frontier!

Curtis and I have been married going on 29 years now. We met in 2nd grade and then again when I was 17. He waited patiently for me to figure out that he was the man I needed to walk through life with. Ten years into our marriage, after years of infertility issues, we had our boys, three years apart. I started this site ten years ago. Grayson is now 20 and Grant is 17. Writing has always been a passion since childhood. This corner of the web is where I share our lives with you. One family trying to find their way off the beaten path.

Curtis and I did not know how amazing and exhausting parenting would be. Then, we decided to school them at home.

I never imagined that in our journey with kids that I would become a homeschool mom, a chicken keeper, pitiful homesteader, author, outdoor explorer, entrepreneur, and seek crazy craft projects to keep my sanity. Whew, that was a mouthful!

 In the process of discovering all of these wonderful things alongside my boys, I have also been faced with hard truths about raising special needs kids. The challenges we faced early on in parenthood led us to step away from traditional learning and blaze a trail of our own.

So why do I write here? God has led my family on an amazing path to discover purposeful, natural learning in simple ways. He has been using our experiences to teach me lessons that I share through stories of hope, inspiration, and real-life living with you. Homeschooling was the basis of why I began The Giles Frontier, yet life is all encompassing in what I share. Now that the boys are growing up I shift some of my stories to how we live now, and sharing the beautiful place we call home, Florida. So leave the dishes in the sink, grab a cup of coffee and your mudboots for some friendly, honest conversation, out on my back porch.