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Home Educating While Abroad: A Beginner’s Guide

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Homeschooling your children can be a daunting task, but doing it while traveling abroad? That can be downright scary at first thought. There is, of course, a lot to consider. You may want your children to have an immersive educational experience. Or, you may want to focus on art and music in Spain. Two months later, when you’re in Greece, you may want to them to learn about science. You might favor a schedule that balances out the curriculum in a more traditional way such as focusing a little on each subject per day. Whichever way you choose to create your homeschooling environment, here is a starter guide to help you navigate the waters…. More

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How to Pack Up Your Life and Hit the Road

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The decision to live a nomadic life comes with the choice of what to do with all your stuff. It generally comes down to two options: get rid of everything, or downsize and rent out your home. Over the years we have tried both, as well as a third. Just keep some stuff. Below I will outline the method we used for each…and the outcomes…. More

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What Your Child Fears Most When He Comes Out To You

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You think you know your child. And suddenly, when he comes out, the news can be such a surprise to you that your brain goes into denial mode. This news goes against the grain of the traditional life you’ve envisioned for your child, even before birth. How dare he interrupt your dream based on cis-gender roles and tell you, the parent, that he knows better about his future! Even if parents suspect their child is LGBTQ, it’s not always a relief to have your suspicions confirmed…. More

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Protect The Girls And Protect Your Family

by Lorin Harrott
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I went for coffee with girlfriends recently. I say “girl” friends, but really we are all in our forties, a few years beyond girlhood. We are all moms with daughters that move in the same social environments. These are lovely, well-educated women with ambitious and busy lives. So you can imagine my surprise—or maybe you can’t—when, during a talk about the inequities of the aging process between men and women, I learned that none of these women had ever gone for a mammogram…. More

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4 Ways to Be Your Best Self This Summer

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Making it through the everyday isn’t easy, but you try your best. You juggle your job, relationships, commitments, and munchkins, and the stress of trying to achieve this so-called work-life balance adds up.

People tell you to practice more self-care and to continually strive to be your best self, as if that’s the magic cure. While it’s a thoughtful and positive concept, that’s never been realistic with everything life throws in your way. What you bring to the table changes daily based on what you’re capable of giving, and that’s okay. You’re not supposed to be perfect every day of the week…. More

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