Family travel can be overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to be! I’m here to show you that you can do it too.
Whether your family homeschools or private schools or public school or uses a combination, travel can be a part of the curriculum. As much as I would love to pack my family into an RV and take off across the country or travel the world for a year, neither of these are an option for our family at this time. But that doesn’t mean we can’t pack travel into our year — and you can to.
Don’t overlook day trips around your state while you’re waiting for Italy. Don’t miss the chance to travel a couple of states over for the week because it’s not at the other end of your country. Don’t put off car trips because the kids are too little or you think they won’t remember it. And don’t feel like you have to stay home because the other parent or family member can’t come help you.
Whether you have a day or a week or several months, do what you can and make the most of it. If you want travel to be a real part of your family culture, just do it!
During our last museum experience, my kids waited for their big sister outside the bathroom only to jump out and loudly yell BOO! She screamed. They laughed. In the art museum. Just kids being kids and enjoying the museum and each other… but… I don’t think the docents see it as appropriate behavior. And definitely … Continue reading Take the Kids to the Museum (and How Adults Mess It Up)
When we moved to Georgia from Texas, I decided to quit my part-time job and stay home full-time. My husband was betting against me lasting more than six months, and my stubbornness kept me from admitting the same thing to myself. However, here we are more than a year and a half later with Mom … Continue reading Top Ten Tips: How to Travel with Kids All By Yourself!
Learning happens anywhere and any time, usually without you acknowledging it. When you do call it “learning”, that’s when the kids stop doing that very thing. Whether you do traditional schooling or homeschooling, driving in the car is a great time to do some fun family learning any time. Now, a quick disclaimer. Being on … Continue reading Schooling from the Driver’s Seat
“What did you read about today at work, Dad?” This has become a frequent question asked over supper as we gather around the table with Daddy. Or during a card game after work. Or randomly throughout the day. At this time, Daddy shares with the kids and myself what he read that day in his … Continue reading Inviting the Kids into Our Adult Learning Lives
Top two expenses every year for homeschooling the four kids: travel and membershipsTop two best money investments: travel and memberships I strongly believe that, of all that we do for school, our non-traditional learning is what has been most impactful to helping my kids truly learn and love our world. No amount of book reading … Continue reading Museum Memberships: Are They Worth It?
Quit rushing your family from place to place during your vacation. You don’t have to see everything. Be present. These slower days have become our most memorable parts of vacation.
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