It’s all about what lives in the water. Whether it is the sea or fresh water, Marlie wants to experience what lies under the waves. The other day I took her to the Aquarium here in Chiang Mai, I think this is the tenth aquarium she has dragged me to in various cities around the [...]
Crossing the bridge in the tourist zone, looking at Big Ben.
It is a world of reminding. Those who live with a child with ADHD understand the repetition that goes into daily life. Put on your socks. Brush your teeth. The mundane cannot be remembered, and needs to be told and spelled out daily. Those [...]
Chateau Chenonceau, complete with scaffolding, from the garden.
The tower in the front of the Chateau Chenonseau, sheltering the nests of swallows.
Before we came, both Hannah and I read “The Confessions of Catherine d’Medici,” and it filled the halls we walked through with the people who lived in them. It also influenced our choice [...]
The sisters sharing a view of Andorra
Sometimes it feels like living under a microscope, being in such close proximity to the family at all times. There is no independent life, when we explore it is together, everyone wants to go along to the grocery store, taking the car alone means someone else is left [...]
The family has grown more egalitarian; teamwork through travel. The lessons are very clear and obvious. Not a lecture from a parent about some abstract thought, but the reality that if we don’t all carry our own bags we will miss the train. Understanding that to figure things out, like how to weigh and label [...]
Yesterday we visited Mirabella, the pirate fortress above the old town of Omis.
Before leaving to wander, I spent hours researching online schools. Having the specific need of a child in high school who would be returning to the public school system at the end of our journey meant there were not a crowd of [...]
Breathe. The swarm of thoughts and details that buzz through my head include an important one which I keep pulling back to the surface. Breathe. I look through my countdown list several times a day, and try to keep myself working on something, anything, rather than stare at it in blind panic. As things have [...]
On Researching Home Schooling for Older Children During Extended Travel
Our season of summer play is waning, the girls are back in school. The arrival of September reminds us of all the planning and things we need to get in order before we can start our ‘round the world walkabout in February; our planned departure is [...]