Travel


Vacations on our way to an empty-ish nest

Vacations on our way to an empty-ish nest

Our children are practically adults now and will be choosing for themselves what to do with their leisure time and how to fund that leisure. Whatever they choose, we don't feel a responsibility anymore to keep the gang together and create summer vacation memories.

What counts as vacation, anyway?

What counts as vacation, anyway?

It's taken me many years of adult life to feel comfortable with my own family's version of family vacation, which has been an evolving hybrid of traveling to visit family, camping and backpacking, and working roadtrips.

And then it was summer

And then it was summer

I have been getting what I longed for at the end of May - a break, a rest, a reprieve. And lots of fun.

Worldschooling (and family travel), developing a growth mindset, and discovering your inner artist

Worldschooling (and family travel), developing a growth mindset, and discovering your inner artist

Exploring the edges of what is possible in our lives with intention and open-mindedness, cultivating gratitude and creativity, re-framing failures and setbacks, building a family culture and living a legacy are just a few of the big and beautiful ideas from this interview with my friend Severine.

Lighting Design, Homeschooling Freedom, and Project-Based Learning (an interview with the Warfels)

Lighting Design, Homeschooling Freedom, and Project-Based Learning (an interview with the Warfels)

An interview where we talk about design and the importance (and sometimes complexity) of lighting in our lives and where we explore the potential of homeschooling not just on our kids' education but our own career paths and family culture. And see how it all comes together in one family's experience with project-based learning and living.

Enthusiastic living, free learning, and self-knowledge

Enthusiastic living, free learning, and self-knowledge

What makes you feel alive? Catherine lives her life as a response to this question. And in doing so she challenges others, simply through her example, to reflect on their own decisions.

The end of travel season, a return to city life

The end of travel season, a return to city life

Last week, while at my parents house I experienced a keen sense of "these are the happy days". There wasn't a feeling of foreboding attached, but definitely an awareness that these moments don't last.