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6 Ways to Unbusy your Family Vacation

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I’m allergic to busy. Busy is the antithesis to presence. If your goal is to have enjoyable learning and adventurous experience for your family, then busy is the poison that will ruin it all. The pressure and control that busy brings prevents the peace that is required to foster joy. Busy equals stress and children and families do not thrive under stress. So how do you have a rad unschool family adventure brimming with opportunity for engagement without the busy? List: Together as a family, make a list of all the places and activities that spark interest. For our recent […]

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Unschool Family Adventure: Seattle

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After flying into Portland and adventuring for 3 days, we drove up to Seattle. On the way, we stopped at a park to play with dear friends. There is something so indescribably special about having friends all over the world. Your world of emotional connection expands with every meaningful friendship. Home for the next 3 days. Airbnb is a game changer of amazingness (especially for the budget conscious). Fatherhood on Father’s Day in downtown Seattle for the Underground Tour. This was my favorite touristy thing we did. We all learned so much! “History class was boring because they weren’t teaching […]