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A Week Of Not Feeling Like Myself, I Was Blue

By | July 27th, 2017|General, parenting|

  To say this last week was rough is an understatement. I was bluer than blue. I’ve experienced funks before, but usually I manage to [...]

Our Adventures In Building Our Own House: Chopping Trees, Peeling, and Putting Up Logs

By | July 24th, 2017|build, Eco Home, work|

  Standing around, behind a row of protective trees, I have to say that I felt pretty useless. Eben was cutting down the first of [...]

Our Adventures In Building Our Own House: Plans, a Shipping Container, Forms, and Rebar

By | July 10th, 2017|build, Eco Home, Summer, work|

  Looking at our build site, sometimes I feel like we haven’t made much advancement at all. But now, looking at everything we have done [...]

How To Comfortably Live In A Travel Trailer

By | July 3rd, 2017|build, Eco Home, Summer|

For those who thought living in a 41ft sailboat was crazily small for our family of four, now you may think we’re insane. We have [...]

How Many Times Can We Change Our Minds: The New Plan

By | June 26th, 2017|build, Eco Home, Summer, work|

  How often do you figure I can write a post titled “we’ve changed our minds”!? So we’re all over the map, we know it. [...]

Biking Through Four European Countries With Two Kids

By | June 15th, 2017|FAMILY TRAVEL, Sponsors, Travel|

  I’ve never been one for biking. Especially not after dislocating my tailbone giving birth to Arias. Come to think of it, before this trip [...]

How To Beat Travel Burnout

By | June 7th, 2017|FAMILY TRAVEL, parenting, Travel, TRAVEL TIPS|

Travel burnout. It’s a real thing. It may sound privileged, but who cares how it sounds, travel burnout happens to many people out there. No matter if [...]

Top Tips On How To Pack For Long Term Travel

By | May 26th, 2017|BEST PRODUCTS, FAMILY TRAVEL, Travel, TRAVEL TIPS|

Since selling our sailboat we have been on the move at a dizzying pace. In the last month we have visited multiple places in Mexico, [...]

Where We’re Choosing To Set Up Shop

By | May 18th, 2017|FAMILY TRAVEL, Travel|

We left the boat and were homeless. Outside of a 28ft trailer in Canada (which is not winter-liveable) we had nowhere to go. The trip [...]

What To Do When You Only Have One Day In Disneyland

By | May 10th, 2017|BEST DESTINATIONS, FAMILY TRAVEL, Sponsors, TRAVEL TIPS|

  With only one day in Disneyland we wanted to make sure we did it right. We wanted the girls' first experience at the "Happiest [...]

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