I know, it's crazy. After all, I was the mom who audibly groaned at the mention of homeschooling. The idea terrified me. Terms like unschooling and worldschooling were less scary, but I basically still equated them with homeschooling. So what caused me to make the switch? It's complicated. And also very simple.
I had the pleasure of appearing on EOFire with John Lee Dumas. If you know anything about the world of podcasting, this one is definitely the cream of the crop, an award-winning show, named Best of iTunes, and now I can say I've been featured alongside some of his other guests you might have heard of... Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vee, Tim Ferriss, Brian Tracy, et al.
|Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico.|
The sunrises here do not suck.
#1 Taco Stands
Feeding a family of four for under ten bucks is pretty darn cool. Don't be afraid to try all the taco stands in town. Each will have its own specialty (pescado, pastor, camarón, carnitas, carne asada, pollo) and a variety of condiments with which to spiffy up your meal. My seven-year-old is partial to pico de gallo, her sister likes them plain Jane, my husband piles on the jalapeños, and I love the pickled onions. Everybody's happy.
If you're not moved by watching baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean, you have no soul. Attending a sea turtle release facilitated by this organization is free, but do the right thing and offer a donation.
|So cute, it hurts.|
The Waterbearers was founded a few years ago by two women, Spryte Loriano and Jane Brinton who both share a deep passion for seeing everyone on the planet have access to clean water. I sat down with Ophelia, one of their impassioned volunteers, to learn more about the organization.
What is the mission of The Waterbearers?
Our mission statement is: Inspiring women who have access to clean water - to get it to those who do not.
When it comes to exploring the world, we want our children to get as much out of the experience as we do. It's not about taking vacations and dragging the kids along with us, it's about living and working in another culture, and learning about that culture as a family.
To that end, and drawing on her inquisitiveness and ability to engage with people, my daughter Emilia just launched her own website and podcast, Girl Around the World. She's nine, after all, so it's high time she did something with her life.