RV Laundry

Laundry, Laundry, Laundry . . . the never-ending task! With 6 people in the family we have a decent amount of laundry. At the house I had a really nice front loading washer and dryer. But it never felt like I could get caught up on the laundry! In the RV I have a mini Front Loading …

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Waterfalls at Tahquamenon Falls!

I could not wait to visit the waterfalls at Tahquamenon Falls!! There is something about waterfalls that intrigues me. I always thought it would be awesome to swim in a crystal clear pool of water with a waterfall behind you – that you could swim under and behind. I never thought that Michigan would have …

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Mackinac Island and Saint Ignace, Michigan

Our next stop was Saint Ignace! Our plan was to stay here and then take the Ferry to Mackinac Island! We had to cross the bridge to get there and that was a scary experience! It felt like we were going to fall off the edge but we made it! And the bridge is really …

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Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan

Climbing up and Running down Sleeping Bear Dunes! If you are going to be going to Michigan you need to see the Sleeping Bear Dunes. They are amazing! Granted we only made it up the first 2 hills but I can only imagine what the rest of it looked like! I would love to return …

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Boondocking at Walmart

We left for Michigan on a Friday – after Craig got home from work. We planned on boondocking at a Walmart for Friday night. No Walmart is not a brushy area – but you get the idea! It actually works out really great! Almost all Walmart’s offer this service and all you have to do is …

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Unschooling – Socialization

Socialization . . . where to begin 🙂 Yes we were concerned when we first started talking about homeschooling and now were not. One of our main reasons for homeschooling is that our families relationship and time together was more important than anything else. We socialize all day long with each other! What a great way to learn how to interact with other people!

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Michigan – here we come!

This is our first week long trip with our class A RV (and without a house). We took a weekend trip a few weeks ago and it helped prepare us :)!

We took the week preparing our bikes to go on the back of the RV. We originally planned on taking our car but we figured out less then two weeks before we left that our car can’t be easily towed behind the RV . . . that will have to be another post!

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Playing in the Mud!

YES we let our kids play in the mud! They LOVE it! In our old house we actually put mud in one of those plastic swimming pools and let the kids play in it. They loved it! Now that we live at a campground

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Why Unschooling

Spending time at our chalkboard playing with chalk and rulers.
Spending time at our chalkboard playing with chalk and rulers.

My Mom was actually the first person who mentioned homeschooling. She shared a lot of great research with us and we started to look more into it and to do our own research. When we came across Unschooling (My Mom had shared one of Dayna Martin’s books with us) we knew it sounded like the right fit. We had been doing attachment parenting since the kids were born and unschooling felt like an extension of that.

When Carson turned 5 we had a very serious conversation about if we thought homeschooling was right and also if we thought

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Milwaukee air show – no go

We tried to go to the Milwaukee air show with the kids today. On the way there it kept getting foggier and foggier. By the time we got to the Lake you couldn’t even see 20 feet out over the water . . . We drove by all of the festivities  and Melia said “this …

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Why

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Why are we doing this? It really comes down to one thing. We want to spend as much time as possible as a family!

Don’t get me wrong we loved living in our house and when we built it we thought we would never leave. We bought LOTS of toys and things for the house and we enjoyed them and enjoyed having big birthday parties. But it just never felt right to spend so much money and time on our house.

1 – Cleaning – It was basically impossible for me to keep it clean – unless I dedicated hours each day to cleaning or we paid a cleaning

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