We arrived at Bryce Canyon with no real knowledge of it or even being able to remember having seen any pictures of it. It was on our route and it was free (Every Kid in a Park) so in we went. You can’t really walk to any of the hikes, it is more of a … More Bryce Canyon
For the last few years, I have spent a lot of time sitting in our local orthodontic office. On one of these many visits, I picked up a book and it was titled “Natural formations around the world” or Natural wonders everyone should see” or something like that. As I was flipping through, I saw … More Horseshoe Bend
The Grand Canyon was breathtaking; let me just start with that. It was well worth the time and energy of taking six kids, ages 2 to 16, across three states by myself. I was worried at first. Will someone get left at a gas station? Will someone fall into the canyon? Will one of my … More The Grand Canyon
On our first trip to turn in our passport applications and have our photos taken, I could not have imagined the monumental task ahead of me. At our local post office, the 8 of us stood in line and one by one we looked straight into the camera and didn’t smile (they don’t like smiles … More The reality of taking toddler passport photos.
The first official step on my journey to help my children become global citizens was obtaining passports. I am sure that if you need to get one only for yourself then the process is simple. Though, I know that there are myriad things that can go wrong with any given passport application, imagine multiplying that … More The Passport Saga
This is just a little interlude to explain the term wordschooling. Since most people haven’t ever heard this phrase it can cause confusion. It can mean many things, but the nub of the matter is that one who worldschools travels with their families so their children can experience different people and cultures. That can look … More Worldschooling
Having only known my husband as an adult, I cannot possibly say for certain what he was like as a child. Yet, when I look at my (newly) eight-year-old girlie I feel like I have a good idea. She is so focused, (mostly on video games). She speaks so passionately and earnestly (mostly about video games). … More Miss (newly) 8