How We Built a Campervan for Our Family of Four

“What if we bought a hippie van and threw a bed in the back?”This is the question I asked myself that led us to where we are right now: driving from Colorado to Florida for a month-long family adventure in our newly-converted campervan. I had just watched a documentary about Woodstock, and seeing those hippies […]

How We Teach Our Kids Life Skills Using 150+ Badges

Did school prepare you to succeed in the real world? I think most of us would answer with a resounding no. When we decided to homeschool our kids, we thought long and hard about the kind of adults we want our kids to become. I quickly realized that memorizing random facts about science or American history […]

30+ Human Needs: A Comprehensive List

“You’re so needy!” It’s something that no one wants to be accused of, but the truth of the matter is that every human has needs. Tons of needs. The real issue is not that you have needs, but not being aware of them and not getting them met in healthy ways. The truth is this: […]

Which Culture is Best for Your Family: Individualistic or Collectivistic?

Psychology textbooks will tell you that there are two types of cultures: Individualistic and collectivistic cultures. American culture is often criticized for being too individualistic: “You’re so selfish! All you care about is me, me, me!” And Asian cultures are often criticized for being too collectivistic: “Your parents moved with you to college? Talk about […]

Lovingly Discipline Your Kids with These 8 Parenting Tools

When I first became a dad, I was overflowing with enthusiasm (and a good amount of ignorance). I thought that my love would be more than enough to succeed as a father. Afterall, “love is all you need,” right? THE MORE PARENTING TOOLS, THE BETTERI quickly discovered that love by itself often failed to provide […]

How We Are Planning on Homeschooling Our Kids

It took a lot of time and research to make the informed decision to homeschool our kids. It took far more time and research to figure out how. After over a year of researching everything from homeschooling curriculums to alternative schools (like Montessori), we finally feel like we are figuring out what style of homeschooling […]

Why We Are Planning on Homeschooling Our Kids

I never imagined that I would someday be homeschooling my children, but here I am. With the twists and turns my life and my family’s life has taken over the past few years, I now can’t imagine anything but homeschooling. In this article, I want to share with you the journey that led us here. […]