Welcome to Treehouse Schoolhouse!

I'm Lyndsey, mama of four, and founder of Treehouse Schoolhouse. This space was birthed in the beginning stages of our homeschool journey to share inspiration and resources with others. We've now grown into a large community, and it is my honor to create resources and curriculum for families all over the world.

Q&A

Where did you get the name Treehouse Schoolhouse?

When I was 6 years old, my dad built my siblings and I a treehouse. We would spend hours in there, playing school and cooking show. I was always the teacher and would use my Childcraft encyclopedia collection to literally write up lesson plans and worksheets for my baby brother. It was in those four wooden walls that my passion for education was initially stirred, and that is what inspired the name Treehouse Schoolhouse.

What is your education and career background?

After high-school, I attended two Bible colleges, majoring in Christian education and Children’s Ministry. I was given the incredible opportunity in my early twenties to serve as a Children's Ministry Director for a few years and fell in love with developing lessons and teaching creatively. After that I went on the mission field for awhile, serving in Children’s Homes and Children’s Ministries in Southeast Asia. My last position before becoming a Mama was a private homeschool teacher for two children with special needs. Between all of these positions, I discovered my passion for creative storytelling, good literature, hands-on learning, and curriculum-writing.

Why do you homeschool?

As a private teacher, we did a lot of our schooling outdoors. You could find us completing lessons in the woods, on a kayak, on a picnic blanket, at playgrounds, and in their treehouse! I saw the benefits, first-hand, of taking a child out of the box and giving them the opportunity to learn at their own pace, according to their interests, and in an environment of creativity and beauty. I knew that, if at all possible, I would homeschool my children one day. Some other reasons we homeschool is to lay a foundation of faith in our children’s lives, to foster family relationships, and to walk alongside them as they chase down the passions and giftings that God has put in them.

What is your homeschool style?

While I do not subscribe to one methodology 100%, I lean Charlotte Mason in style. That means in our homeschool atmosphere you will find my focus to be educating the whole child, rather than just my children’s minds. You will find us studying the Bible, great pieces of poetry, art, and selections of music. Rather than memorizing facts from textbooks and taking tests, you will see us reading rich literature and the children narrating what we read (telling back what they retained). You will see our days filled with nature walks, tea times, journaling, and handcrafts.

What do you enjoy doing for fun?

Writing blogs, taking photos, and creating lesson plans are some of my major hobbies, and it’s such a joy to be able to do that here with Treehouse Schoolhouse. I also love to drink espresso, hike, sew, cook, create cozy living spaces, and journal.

What will I find here?

My heart for Treehouse Schoolhouse is for it to be a place that provides biblical encouragement and practical tips for intentional motherhood and home education. Here you will find blog posts filled with life experience as I journey through motherhood alongside you. I also share ideas and inspiration for creating a home atmosphere to nurture connection, peace, and creativity. In the shop you will find purposeful digital resources for home management, habit training, spiritual discipleship, and various home education tools and curriculums.

Our Story

Treehouse Schoolhouse began in 2017 as a simple blog to share homeschool inspiration and resources. Over the years, as this space grew, I began dreaming up resources and curriculum to use with my own children. I partnered up with my sister-in-law, Gabby, who does the digital and print design to bring my ideas to life. Now she runs the behind-the-scenes side of Treehouse Schoolhouse so we can share these resources with you. We are both stay-at-home mamas, and we are so grateful for your support!