The Unschooling Road Less Traveled in Mexico

“It’s nice to meet you! You’re going to homeschool, right?” She said. “You shouldn’t homeschool. You should send your kids to school here in Mexico.”

I was taken aback. However, it ended up being the norm here. I would meet an expat and they would immediately tell me to not homeschool my children in Mexico. The two biggest (and only) reasons given?

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Is Columbus Museum of Art for kids?

I took the kids to the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio, for the first time earlier this month (November, 2016). It was also my first visit there! Of course, I’ve been to museums before, but not with kids in tow. Given that it’s an art museum, I thought it would be stuffy and boring. So, is it fun for kids? Continue reading

Why We Spend the Summer Out of Town

Thanks to Julie for this wonderful guest post about extended summer travel!

My kids and I do quite a bit of summer travel. We drive two hours away multiple times during the summer and stay for a week or two at a time. We’re rarely home for more than one to two weeks between trips. We stay with family. My husband joins us for a weekend or a long weekend sometimes.

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I Want the World to be Our Classroom

I want my children to speak at least one additional language than our native one. I want to immerse them in another language, but I am not ready to sell everything to travel the world or settle somewhere else long term. How am I going to encourage language learning while staying true to my unschooling philosophy? Just how do I make the world my classroom?

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