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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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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Yogi Bear Dance party!

Today my parents came out to visit and we went to Yogi’s Dance Party and we had one of those moments when I looked around and thought this is Great! It is like an emotion that takes over and just makes you feel so happy and appreciative for everything you have! It was when all 12 …

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Bad Moments Not Bad Days

I use to be all or nothing. If the day started off bad or if something went wrong then the rest of the day was bad. We now have a different approach. If something bad happens – we get over it and move on within minutes. So instead of having a bad day we have bad …

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Our parenting journey

When I was pregnant with Carson we were the type of parents that bought all of the accessories and tools you “needed” to have a baby. That’s what good parenting is, right? We never thought we would co-sleep and we had the crib set up in the other room all ready to go. Then Carson …

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Downsizing and Emotions

*Written in Spring 2014 – while we were still in our house going through the process of downsizing to fit everything in the RV* This has been an interesting process. As my sister says we have done a LOT of stretching since we started thinking about doing this last year. We just had our BIG …

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How we got here

*This was written in Spring 2014 – prior to us moving into our RV Fulltime*

In Summer 2013 we started talking with my sister and her family about downsizing and moving into a duplex with them so we could travel more. We went and checked out a few duplexes and then started looking for land to potentially build a duplex. We then had our first rummage sale . . . It was nice to purge a lot of our things!

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