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Welcome to Fierce Little Learners

Hey y’all! I’m Summer, and I’m so happy you’ve found your way here.

In this space, you will find an imperfect homeschooling momma who loves babies and books and coffee and kitchen dancing.

If you choose to follow along, I must warn you, you’re in for a bumpy ride. In addition to navigating the general chaos of motherhood and home education, I am also battling breast cancer.

Most of the time, I’ll be sharing the good stuff: words of advice for meandering through motherhood, educational resources, books on books on books, and so much homeschooling hilarity.

Other days, I’ll share the hard, sad stuff. I will angrily pound away at my keyboard alerting the masses of all the common misconceptions floating around out there about cancer. I am determined to help prevent my fellow sisters from suffering my same fate.

Whatever the reason you landed here, I really hope you’ll stick around. And most of all, I hope you’ll find love, connection, and something meaningful to your own life here on these digital pages.

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Allow me to introduce you to my crew.

I have been married to that handsome fella for a decade (although he’s put up with me for far longer). We have three fantastically quirky kiddos who are, in fact, my greatest, little teachers. As I mentioned earlier, I enjoy dancing in my kitchen (or really, anywhere for that matter), chasing people around with my camera, and hiding away from the world with a great book. I will nerd out all day long when discussing amazing literature but feel equally enthusiastic about the copious amounts of television I binge.

I left my role as an elementary classroom teacher several years ago when we decided to grow our family. Once we began our *unexpected* homeschooling journey, I started a business as an educational consultant/ academic coach and have since worked with many other families to aid them in cultivating learning environments best suited for their children’s specific emotional and academic needs.

I started this page to share bits and pieces of our journey with you, and more importantly to help you CONNECT with your beloved little people.

My goal is to share with you the unique and especially beautiful kind of learning that naturally can occur within the four walls of your own home. And even if you aren’t a full-time homeschooling family like us, there is still plenty for you here! Please check out my Blog Page for inspiration, resources, and more.


Meet My Fierce Little Learners


Little A (age 8) is into, well, a bit of everything. And whatever she is currently fascinated with is THE thing, if you know what I mean. She’s the fiercest of my little learners and dives deep, rarely coming up for air. Her current loves are space, deep sea, and animation art.

Mr. T (age 6) is the sweetest of my learners, and don’t worry if that sounds insensitive to my other children, my girls know it’s true. He is along for the ride and joyfully skips and giggles down the rabbit hole with us. He is intrigued by anything that drives, flies, floats, or digs.

And now I introduce to you, Baby C (who is actually now 3 and not so Baby anymore); she’s our tiniest learner. And just so you know, the C totally stands for Chaos. Her high-strung temperament is what FORCES us to keep our homeschool rhythm flexible. She loves read alouds, watercolors, running like a cheetah on asphalt, and eating everything in our pantry.


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I hope here, at Fierce Little Learners, what you find makes you feel excited about teaching your littles and braving the wilderness of motherhood.

I hope you’ll feel energized by some of my less conventional approaches to learning and see how beautiful life can look when there is meaningful learning taking place outside of a traditional academic environment.

Over on my Blog Page, you’ll find an array of resources, ideas, and funny (for you, embarrassing for me) tales from our homeschooling days.


I hold a Master’s in Education and have over 13 years experience working with elementary-aged children. If you have made the decision to homeschool but feel completely overwhelmed with how to begin or don’t know which resources will best fit your child’s learning needs, I am here to help!

Educational Consultant Services

I offer consultations via Zoom or phone for parents who need a little guidance, coaching, and encouragement.

For those of you who are not fellow homeschoolers, my services are also available to you as well!

If you are interested in learning how to facilitate at-home-learning opportunities (outside of the regular school day) that will help foster your child’s creativity and aid them in their academic success, a consultation would be right for you, too.

Feel free to give me a shout at:

summerwestwoodward@gmail.com

You can also follow me over at Instagram: @fierce.little.learners


Until next time… Happy Learning, my friends!