Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Bit About Us

I wrote this entry in response to a comment on a homeschool chat room I am part of.

I noticed in your response on this subject that you mentioned families that do travel full time and what an education their children get. We are a family of eight who have been on the road for almost two years. We lived in Highlandville and sold our home in 2008. It has been an amazing adventure for us. I have children ages 1, 3, 6, 9, 15, 17. Being on the road full time has its draw backs, but is well worth it for our family. I have always home schooled, so that did not change for us, now we get to study volcanos not just out of a book, but actually in them and near them.
We go to where the Battle of Little Big Horn was. My kids kayak with manatees and in rivers and lakes across the country. We hike and four wheel in deserts, forests, mountains, and grass lands. We take time for people and family we have never met. My children learn skills from the people we meet. We volunteer at camps and churches across the country. Our time is not consumed with things, but what really matters, people. We love God, We love eachother, and we love people.

If you want to learn more about us, go to my blog and website.

www.thelemonadedigest.com

www.thelemonadedigestblog.blogspot.com

Also, KY3 did a piece on us couple of weeks ago. You can check it out at http://www.ky3.com/home/video/Highlandville-MO-family-sells-off-everything-to-travel-volunteer-with-family-98100609.html
 
If you have any questions, let me know!
Sheri

2 comments:

  1. So inspiring...I am going to have to have you send me info on homeschooling your 15 and 17 year olds. We are planning on pulling our 16 yo out of school again when we take off on our journey. We homeschool the other 5 kids, who will never have the option of public school again. It's good to hear that a family of 8 can make it...and do so well. Thanks! :)

    Pura Vida!
    Danni

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  2. Thank you for commenting. Really, just the trip in itself is amazing school. I try to incorporate everything we do into their school. My son and daughter have blogs, the link are on the side of this blog. We have not been active the last few weeks since the internet has been out here, at this camp, and my laptop broke. I have it fixed now, so I hope to be back on the web. I have a homeschool blog also, link on the side. I'd love to talk with you more. Sheri

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