Carisa Hinson

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 Hinson, the blogger behind www.1plus1plus1equals1.net loves to help parents to feel confident in spending the early years with their children home-educating and has a passion for early childhood education.

Carisa and her husband have three children – an 11 year old daughter, 14 year old son, and 18 year old son.

Workshops from Carisa Hinson (may vary by event location)

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. 

Early Childhood, Getting Started

The First 10+ Years with 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.

Encouragement, Mom Encouragement

Teaching Kindergarten at Home

Want to teach Kindergarten at home? Learn from a former Kindergarten teacher who has homeschooled Kindergarten with all three of her children.

Early Childhood, Getting Started