The 10 commandments of a family road trip

The 10 commandments of a family road trip
Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom

My personal love of road trips stems from childhood–when Dad and I would hop into his rusty Toyota Celica, often without a destination in mind, and hit the open road most weekends. Though we never went far, I loved those hours spent in the car together.

But as a parent myself–with three children less than two years apart in age–my own growing family stayed away from road trips for quite some time, only venturing for a two day drive to see relatives in North Carolina now and then.

Our first experience planning, executing, and living through a lengthy family road trip came this past summer on our Little House road trip through the Midwest–nine days in the van together, eight nights sharing one hotel room.
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Homeschool inspiration: The Lego edition

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This boy and his Lego have a love-love relationship – can you relate?

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Giveaway: $300+ curriculum package from Oak Meadow

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Welcome to today’s giveaway–sponsored by Oak Meadow!

A description from Oak Meadow:

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Our student-centered, nature-based approach allows families to set their own natural rhythm of learning and encourages creativity, critical thinking, and intellectual development through hands-on activities and interdisciplinary projects.
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3 ways to raise kids with a mission

3 ways to raise kids with a mission
Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom

“The first time I really thought about what I wanted to do in life was a few months before high school graduation.”

My mom spoke those words on a recent visit, after reading through the kids’ compasses we’d completed in our homeschool.

She was impressed that her grandchildren, at ages nine, ten, and eleven, could articulate possibilities for their future–and that they recognized the way their lives could reach and touch others.

Shortly after Mom left last week I got a text message from her: “Could you email me more info about that compass? I’d like to do one myself!”

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Schooling Without a Mission

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Homeschool inspiration for your weekend

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