“What do you do about the children’s educations?”
It’s by far the most commonly asked question, and it’s a fair one; education is extremely important.
I come from a long line of teachers, three generations, beginning with my grandmother, who taught in a one room school during the depression, both my parents are teachers as well.
I was educated by a variety of means, public school, parochial school, private school, and for third grade and eighth grade my folks took us out of school altogether and hauled us around the continent in the back of a van. My brother and I both agree that those two years traveling and “van schooling” were the best of our educational lives.
We decided, before we ever had kids, not to send our children to school. It took me about five minutes on “the other side of the desk” in the public school system in America to realize that this was NOT what I wanted for my kids, should any ever join us on our journey.
However, knowing what you DON’T want to do is not the same thing as knowing what you DO want to do, and so I dove head long into five years of reading and research and “re-education.” Much of what I discovered resonated at my core with what I intuitively “knew” to be right about children and how they learn, and ran in direct contradiction to my university education in “education.”
To make a very long story short, our first business was born out of my passion for education and the awakening that resulted from that research period. I’ve spent over ten years in educational consulting and curriculum design for families who desire to create a Living Education for their children. I’ve home/road/world schooled our children since birth and I can show you how you can create a completely unique, incredibly fabulous, wonderfully inspiring childhood and education for your children.
As this section of the site continues to grow you’ll find articles and resources that will share our world schooling with you and give you the resources you need to find your own path and learn together with your kids… life is an Ed-venture, after all!
Are you wondering about how we home school high school on the road? Here’s an article I wrote about that for Vagabond Family that will answer some of your questions!
Here is a small rant I wrote recently about education and socialization, in response to a question we received.
This one is about Longterm Travel As Education and was published on Boots-N-All. It’s about travel as education, not instead of, not in spite of, but the world as a classroom, you know?