Education


Savoring Singapore Education / Singapore / Travel

After so much traveling before we came back to Bali this last time, we decided we wanted to keep our visa run as short, sweet, and simple as possible, while also acquiring a social visa for Bali. This way we are able to stay put for a while and also continue the finishing touches and organization of settling into our new home. So, off to Singapore we...

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Creative Projects and Productivity Education / Entrepreneurship / Family / Household / Personal / Productivity

When we came back to Bali a few weeks ago, we really hit the ground running. We’ve been very busy, but also creative and productive, and have been enjoying our time immensely. Within one week, we found a house we wanted to live in. It’s a small 3-bedroom house near Ubud, but it’s completely unfurnished and needs some renovation. We signed a lease for 13...

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12 Tips for Raising Young Children Abroad Education / Family / Personal / Travel

One of our blog readers recently requested to hear Jennifer’s perspective on raising young children abroad, along with some tips she’s learned in the process. The following post is her reply. Raising our young children abroad for the past three years has been more of a catalyst for learning than I ever would have imagined, and my expectations were already quite high to begin with....

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Free Online Homeschool Resources Education

We love homeschooling with our girls! We can see their excitement for learning and their regular progress up close every day. The schedule and curriculum are extremely flexible. And we can delve as deeply as we want into any topics we find interesting. But most surprisingly, our kids aren’t the only ones learning — Jen and I are also discovering so many interesting things that...

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Costa Rica Children's Museum Costa Rica / Education / Family

We’ve now been to most of the tourist hot spots in Costa Rica, including many that are less well known. But that hasn’t stopped us from having fun and finding other enjoyable activities to do. During the past few weeks, we’ve had a great time doing more local activities and being with our friends. I didn’t dedicate a blog post to any one of these...

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Interviewed by JetSetCitizen Costa Rica / Education / Entrepreneurship / Productivity

Last week, I was contacted by John Bardos from JetSetCitizen.com, the popular blog showcasing those trying to live their lives to the fullest. I’ve been a fan of John’s blog for a long time, and especially enjoy his interviews with perpetual travelers, international volunteers, entrepreneurs, and others. I was honored when he asked me for an interview, and am pleased to announce that it’s now...

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More benefits of a child-directed education.Click for larger image. Education

This week we officially started homeschooling our girls. Marie is only 4, so would normally be in Preschool, and Emily just turned 6 and would have started Kindergarten this year (she missed the deadline last year, so went to her third year of preschool instead…). We’ve struggled for the past several months trying to determine which curriculum to use, being somewhat overwhelmed with the myriad...

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Education

I want to thank everyone for their comments on my post about homeschool. After reading them, I wanted to elaborate a little bit more on the subject. Well, not so much on why we’re leaning toward homeschool, but rather why we’re leaning away from public and private schools. In my last post, I listed several reasons we don’t like regular school: homework (busywork), focus on...

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Education

As I mentioned in a previous post, we are very heavily leaning toward home schooling our kids. We’ve grown increasingly discontented with both public and private school systems in the United States, and think that it would be better for our kids and for our family to take their education into our own hands. We’d previously considered home schooling a few times, but had ruled...

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Learning Spanish Education / Panama

One of the biggest challenges with traveling to a foreign country, for many people, is the language barrier. And since I don’t know very much Spanish, I’m expecting to have less than perfect communication with the Panamanians. Fortunately, I can rely on Jennifer a lot for getting us around, since she does speak Spanish, which she learned on her mission to the Canary Islands. In...

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