A Note on Girls Groups

“…It’s, like, ridiculous. Why is Mickey D’s the only thing open? Like, really.” The girl behind me heaved a massive sigh, and then continued in a whining, nasal tone. “And it’s like, way too early for this.” She was right. It was way too early. At around four in the morning, standing in line for […]

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggedy Jig

We’ve spent the last week and a half moving into a beautiful country house in Salisbury, New Hampshire. It’s one of those glorious old houses, the kind that’ve been standing for over a hundred years and have secrets and stories and ghosts lurking undiscovered in the myriad cracks and crannies. There’s narrow corridors and hidden […]

Education And Friends On The Road: My Thoughts

As travelers, my family and I are always open to questions from others who are moving towards traveling themselves.

As a traveling family of six, we get questions concerning our lifestyle and how to “make it work” all the time. Today, my Mom received this comment on an interview she recently did with WirelessIdeology.

I have a question for Jennifer: I guess you have been homeschooling your kids? How is that working out as they are getting older? I would think that some form of real schooling would be beneficial for a high school age kid, as well as a chance to make “real” friendships that last more than a few months.

This is a valid question, and one we’ve been asked multiple times. Mom came to me asking me to write back and answer it as the teen the comment refers to. Here’s my reply.