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Embrace that five-foot tree: 5 ways we can give our kids more freedom

I’ve been asked several times what we’ll miss when we return soon from our round-the-world travels, and there’s a laundry list response. I’m going to miss a lot of things. But if I’m honest, there’s one thing that makes my heart sink in quiet reflection about life back in the States, and what I wish (read more…)

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#80: Round-the-world family travel – your questions answered! (part 1)

A new podcast episode: it’s a Christmas miracle! To celebrate the near end of our family’s worldwide, year-long trip (is it really almost done already?), my guest is none other than my husband, Kyle. Yep, Kyle. In this special edition episode recorded from Germany, we answer your listener questions about how to budget and pay (read more…)

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Parenting teen drivers: anticipating the “What ifs?”

Some parents cannot wait for their children to reach driving age. They either need help carting other kids around or they’re simply eager for the freedom of no longer having to play lone taxi driver. I wasn’t one of those. Though not prone to worry, I’ve received a few of those calls–the kind that merely send your heart to racing, or the (read more…)

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Clothing, kitchens, & shelf space (a different kind of spring cleaning)

In this final post on our “different kind of spring cleaning” series, I thought it’d be good to wrap it up with a bit of wisdom regarding more conventional life stuff. Even though I’m learning about life from living out of a backpack and confidence in doing us, there’s plenty of application for me for (read more…)

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Cuppa reads

For fun, I thought I’d make this week’s reads a little different. Because we could all use a bit of lightheartedness every now and then, right? Enjoy. • These are amazing parents, letting their son find out the news for himself yet celebrating with him in his excitement. What great role models they are, special (read more…)

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