Homeschool Away from Home

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Homeschool doesn’t have to be at home. Here’s how learning happened during our European vacation.

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Grab A Simpler Season for Five Bucks (EXPIRED)

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Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids.Now’s the time to think about how you really want to spend […]

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5 Comforting Fall Recipes

5 Fall Comfort Foods

Fall is here! If you’re looking for a little comfort food for the cooler nights, try one of these recipes. A month ago, we were sporting shorts and tshirts in these here parts. We left for Europe and whoosh! while we were gone, the seasons changed. We even had rain over the weekend! Be still […]

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Our European Vacation: London with Kids

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We just got back from a month abroad where we visited London, Paris, and a handful of cities in Western France. We explored, rested, and learned a ton about ourselves and the world. This is the first installment of our adventure. As we traveled through England (just London, actually) and France, I kept notes and […]

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Enjoying the Gift

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The woman looked at the package with anticipation. What could be inside? What had she been given? Upon opening it, she got a thrill up and down her spine. It was exactly what she wanted. She was about to take it out of the box and then she thought again. What if it got broken? What if […]

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The Weekly Ramble


The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. Guess where we’ve been? Several of you suggested that we recreate our Eiffel Tower picture of long ago, so we did last week on our last day in Paris. We climbed to that second level observation deck with the kids and then shot out to the […]

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Travel with Kids {A Series Recap}


This past month we’ve been talking about travel with kids. Did you miss a post? Here’s the recap…   Do you love to travel? Do you want to show your kids the world but think that travel with kids is too difficult? Traveling with a family is not the same as traveling as a single […]

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A Visit to Hogwarts – Travel with Kids

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Include something familiar and fun in your family travel. It helps with culture shock as well as travel fatigue. International travel can be awe-inspiring as well as eye-opening. I should know. We just got BACK from our month-long tour of France with stops in London at each end. Yes, I know. Surprise! While I trust […]

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