We're hanging out in Utah this week for our 8-year-old son's National Taekwondo Tournament. He and his dad left in the truck and drove the 800 miles to Park City. I on the other hand, opted to take the less than 2-hour flight with our 4-year-old daughter. While I love road trips, a 24-hour road … Continue reading Travel Journal: Choosing the Right One for You + Your Kids
It's summer – yay! Of course we need to explore with our kids. Read to them. Play with them. Have s'mores with them. And do all the things that make life magical in the warmer months. But then let's also teach some self-reliance so we aren't relying on screens all afternoon and the kids aren't … Continue reading Teaching Self-Reliance this Summer
Next time you feel the pressure to be more, to do more, to offer more opportunities to your kids than you ever possibly can. Just know you don't need a million materials to remind you that you get to be with your kids today.
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Last week we announced our family of four is planning and documenting a trip around the world (complete with a podcast)... With this exciting expectation comes the obvious truth – we need to plan. A lot. In our relationship, my husband is usually the planner. One year while we were dating in college, we flew … Continue reading Travel the Globe with Kids: Research
We're officially planning a massive trip around the world. (eeek!) (Yay!) (AAHHH!) It's no secret our family intentionally seeks a simple, minimal way of life so we can all follow our dreams. And now we've come to understand much of these lifestyle habits have whet our appetite for more experiences and thus led to our … Continue reading Traveling the Globe, Together
“The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.” – Elise Boulding Check in with yourself today – are you doing what you want to be doing? Are you on the path to accomplish your dreams? If so, that's … Continue reading The “WHY” Behind Keeping a Minimal Home + Schedule
Why would anyone not want stuff? Why would any parent not want their child to have anything and everything they need? Don't things help create happiness? Doesn't your car, your phone, your home, your bed, your clothes, your sunglasses and shoes, your tech devices and hair products and books and plates and mugs and STUFF … Continue reading So You Call Yourself a Minimalist?
"Time playing with children is never wasted." ~ Dawn Lantero Thanks to games, I'm actually happy it's STILL February and dreary outside. I've noticed my inbox is full of articles based on frustration and just being DONE with winter... and gratefully, I don't feel that way! I LOVE homeschooling during the gray, cold days where … Continue reading Just Playing Around – Games in our Homeschool