Carisa Hinson


Nashville, TNAtlanta, GA

Carisa, a former public school Kindergarten teacher, NEVER thought she would ever homeschool her children! She and her husband Frank began homeschooling out of necessity, for several different reasons. Homeschooling began when her oldest son was in Pre K, although she did not fully embrace it until about midway through Kindergarten, which is about when she began her blog, 1+1+1=1! Slowly, God's plan for their family became their passion also. They absolutely LOVE homeschooling now and although they follow the 'one year at a time -- one kid at a time' plan, they hope to homeschool all three of their children through graduation! They feel so blessed in so many ways and are thankful God has taken them down this path!

Carisa and her husband have three children - a ten year old daughter, thirteen year old son, and seventeen year old son.

 Carisa Hinson

Workshops from Carisa Hinson ( may vary by event location )

Tot School

Tot School is all about exposing your young child to early learning skills at home in a fun and engaging way.  It is NOT about teaching your toddler, it is all about exploring together through play.  Learn the basic ideas behind the concept of Tot School, the goals and benefits for the family, how to include siblings, and more. Get practical ideas about how to get started, plan, and stay motivated.

The First Ten + Years with a Family Who Never Planned to Homeschool

On the fence about homeschooling? Not sure if you can or want to do it? See a very personal look at the family behind the 1+1+1=1 blog, who never planned to homeschool. See what their first 10 years looked like, with many personal details - the struggles, the tears, the successes.

Planning Preschool at Home

Have more fun learning with your child in the early years by creating a home learning plan that works for you, your family, and your specific child.

Teaching Kindergarten at Home

Teaching Kindergarten at home can feel overwhelming for many families. This session will give you many practical ideas as you learn from a former public school Kindergarten teacher turned homeschooler!