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Eczema That Disappears When We Travel? What’s Up With That?by  

While traveling overseas, I’ve noticed something peculiar. Our youngest daughter’s eczema, a constant source of irritation while in North America, simply disappears elsewhere in the world. It’s curious to me, because our diet is not nearly as careful while traveling... Read More

Living with a minimal wardrobe (and loving it)by  

I have two pairs of pants. One black, one dark blue. When one gets dirty, I throw it in the wash and wear the other. If they both get dirty, I can pull out one of my two skirts, or... Read More

How we took our family of six around the world for a yearby  

In 2013, our family of six embarked on an epic journey. For one year, we lived nomadically, wandering from continent to continent, country to country, exploring, adventuring, learning, seeking, bonding, delighting and relishing in the daily discoveries that travel can... Read More

Two podcasts for your listening pleasure (and a glimpse into this blog’s future)by  

Get out your laundry baskets and let the folding begin... This week I have not one, but TWO fun podcasts to share with you! Listen to me gab about blogging The first is on a topic I don't usually get... Read More

How Smoggy Skies in China Changed the Way Our Family Shopsby  

Three seemingly inconsequential words. Made in China. They’ve meant different things to me over the years. At first, those silver stickers on the bottom of inexpensive products reminded us of that rapidly growing nation across the Pacific and its manufacturing... Read More

Is Our Family Really “Wildly Unconventional”? Listen and Find Out!by  

During the last two weeks of our year-long journey around the world, I had the opportunity to spend an hour talking with one of my dear friends, Tsh Oxendreider of The Art of Simple. We eagerly gabbed about our family's... Read More

The surprising things you learn when escaping the mundane (hint: it isn’t as mundane as you think).by  

It happens every time we slow down. During this whirlwind, around-the-world trip of ours, usually staying in one place for anywhere from one to four weeks is when I feel it most keenly. But every so often, even three days... Read More

12 Things My Children Learned While Worldschooling This Yearby  

I’m probably my toughest critic. As we planned for and embarked on this one-year journey around the globe with our young family (kids ages 8, 5 ½, 3 ½ and 11 months at the time of departure), I had high... Read More

How to Make Real Indian Masala Chai Tea in 5 Minutesby  

Written by Stephanie Langford My first taste of Indian chai was accidental. Making our way through the crowded, dusty, vibrantly colorful, animal-filled cacophony known as the Pushkar Camel Fair, we found what our children had been talking about for months... Read More

My Travel Medicine Kit (and How We Stay Healthy on the Road)by  

Written by Stephanie Langford I’m continually grateful for this kit. Each time I pull it out to treat someone’s sickness or owie or to find something to give our systems a boost, I do so with a huge sense of... Read More

Day in the Life of a Family of Six, Traveling Around the Worldby  

Seeing as our family is currently traveling around the world for a year, one might think that our lives are never-ending adventure, a continual parade of exotic days, unimaginable experiences, and all around pretty darn romantic. Occasionally, that feels true... Read More

Coping Strategies During Busy Seasons (Plus My Meal Planning eBook for $0.99!)by  

[caption id="attachment_25550" align="alignnone" width="600"] Buying cheese in France... how on earth do you choose?[/caption] Life on the road is more fast paced and full than I expected it to be. Keeping up with our two businesses, homeschooling, the daily cultural... Read More

Why Is It So Hard to Have Self Control With Food?by  

I probably shouldn’t write this post. Beside me sits a small bowl of homemade treats from the freezer, which I certainly don’t need but definitely want. I fully intend to eat them. If you could taste what I’m tasting (creamy,... Read More

How I learned to cook whole fish, Sicilian style (and how you can, too)by  

This week, I was over at Simple Bites, discussing the open-air markets, which I love, and how I braved the fresh fish markets here in Italy. I also shared a recipe detailing how to cook whole fish, Sicilian style, which... Read More

4 Books That Have Helped Me to Simplifyby  

Learning to slow down and simplify isn’t a lesson that I have learned easily, or one that I am finished learning, but it’s certainly one worth pursuing. Over the past 2 years or so, there have been several blogs and... Read More

The Magic of Making Things Yourself {Plus a 5-Minute Salt Scrub for Tired Feet}by  

"Hi, my name is Stephanie and I like to make things that normal people just buy from the store." I'm not sure at what point in my natural living journey I became a "make-it-myself" junkie. The first time that you... Read More

Weekend Links {and the project I can finally announce!}by  

Craning out necks up to gaze at the beautifully lit-up Eiffel Tower in Paris. We loved Paris... definitely want to go back there! Links I loved this week: A letter for a tough season @ FIMBY. For anyone that has... Read More

Empanadas: The perfect pocket food (Recipe: Apple Pie ‘Panadas)by  

This week, I was over at Simple Bites, discussing the empanadas that I learned to appreciate and make during our time in Argentina, and sharing my delicious recipe for Apple Pie 'Panadas (mmmm... hand held, perfect little apple pies). Have... Read More

Weekend Linksby  

One of our first looks at Iguazu Falls. The white that you see at the bottom of the photo is the mist from the falls, which rises so high that it obscures much of the bottom view. These are some... Read More

Weekend Links (and Wise Choice Market Giveaway Winner!)by  

I couldn't resist sharing a few of the stunningly gorgeous photos from my husband's trip to Antarctica two weeks ago. This is what I wanted to see most of all... the turquoise icebergs. He said they truly are this bold... Read More

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