Is Traveling Fulltime an Unstable Way to Raise a Family?

“You’ve had an unstable life.”

A supervisor said that to one of our kids recently.

An unstable life.

In a physical sense she was right. RVs do shake and shimmy. We call it the “youthquake”.

But that’s not what she meant.

We weren’t there to hear the comment directly. We gather it was a comment about our family life. That by traveling fulltime we had created an “unstable environment” to...

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Organizing the Class B: Kitchen

They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home.

I find that to be especially true in an RV. It’s the space where we sample new foods. Some we all like and some we do not.  It’s where we cook old favorites and eat them together. It’s where my daughter discovered her love of baking and my son developed his cooking skills.

It’s where we talk about the adventures of the day. What we...

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Pride

Pride.

Pride has an identity crisis.

Pride can be a vice or a virtue.

No one will fault you for being proud of your kids.

But if you turn that pride inward? If you grew up going to church you will hear Bible verses ringing in your ears:

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.Proverbs 16:18

I’ve been thinking about pride.

Vehicles

I’m proud of my vehicles. I...

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eBook: Homeschool Legally While You Travel the USA

eBook: Homeschool Legally While You Travel the USA Worried about homeschooling legally while you travel?

The HSLDA says to "follow the laws of any state you are in for more than 30 days". But what do the states say?

We contacted all 50 states, asked them how to homeschool legally while traveling there, and compiled their responses into this 45 page eBook.

Does Ditching the Suburbs Really Lead to a Closer Family?

Simpler Living. Closer Family. Richer Education. Uncommon Adventures.

These are the 4 pillars that make up our Ditching Suburbia focus. We touched on our view of these in our Manifesto.

I thought it would be interesting to hear how other Ditchers and Becoming-Ditchers define them. I reached out to our Facebook Ditching Suburbia Group and asked for input.

We’ve already talked about the...

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Guilt Over Missing Out

FOMO.

Have you ever heard of FOMO?

It’s an interesting word. It started as an acronym - short for Fear Of Missing Out. A few years ago it transcended being a simple acronym and became a word.

Fear of missing out.

The Oxford Dictionary defines it as:

Anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on social media.Oxford...

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Sacrifice

Sacrifice.

Yes, I know. We’ve been on goat and cattle farms for a couple of months. But I’m not talking about slaughtering a farm animal and offering it to a deity.

I’m talking about the other meaning of the word sacrifice:

“The destruction or surrender of something for the sake of something else.”Mirriam Webster

Sacrifce.

Its a word we Americans don’t like to hear. We like to think...

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