Tag: PARENTING

Van Life: White Sandy Beaches and Emergency Rooms

After our stop at the secret beach in Manistee we dried off, shook off the sand and jumped back in the van for the final leg to Young State Park just outside of Petoskey, Michigan. The ride took us through beautiful country side and… Continue Reading “Van Life: White Sandy Beaches and Emergency Rooms”

E85: After Thoughts On A Van Camping Family Road Trip

Hello and welcome back to the campfire! Today Nathan and I share our thoughts on our van camping road trip we just completed. We traveled up the Michigan coast as a family of 5 with a dog in our 1990’s conversion van. We share… Continue Reading “E85: After Thoughts On A Van Camping Family Road Trip”

Van Life: The Secret Beach

We woke up early and made a nice breakfast over the Coleman camp stove (https://amzn.to/3kJMyBo). We have had this stove for years and it has gotten us through camping trips, power outages, hurricanes, and backyard cookouts. It can tell its own stories. We packed… Continue Reading “Van Life: The Secret Beach”

Bonus Episode: Homeschooling from A to Z / A Step By Step Process In Getting Started

Hello and welcome back to the campfire! Today’s episode is a replay. In this episode I recommend the steps to take in getting started in homeschooling. With the new school year approaching, we felt now would be a good time to help those needing… Continue Reading “Bonus Episode: Homeschooling from A to Z / A Step By Step Process In Getting Started”

E84: Home Ed Series: A Culturally-Rich Living Education with Amber O’Neal Johnston from Heritage Mom

Hello and welcome back to the campfire! Today we have the wonderful Amber O’Neal Johnston joining us for a conversation. Amber is a  wife, homeschooling mama, and creator of Heritage Mom. Committed to bridging the gap for her 4 children, Amber has embarked on… Continue Reading “E84: Home Ed Series: A Culturally-Rich Living Education with Amber O’Neal Johnston from Heritage Mom”

Van Life: Hitting the Road

We have been waiting a long time to finally hit the road. We sold a camper, bough a van, prepared the van, planned trip, and now it was time to get lock up the house and get moving. We woke up nice and early… Continue Reading “Van Life: Hitting the Road”

Van Life: Packing The Inside of our Van for a 2 week road trip

Preparing the inside of our van was quite a feat. The van originally came with 2 captains seats and a bench seat in the back that folds down into a bed. We removed one of the captains chairs to give us some more room.… Continue Reading “Van Life: Packing The Inside of our Van for a 2 week road trip”

Van LIfe: Preparing For Our Road trip And Some Helpful Gear

Packing for the trip was the most consuming part of the process. We have 3 kids and a dog so even a large van gets filled fairly quickly. We had purchased a few items to help with the trip which gave us some extra… Continue Reading “Van LIfe: Preparing For Our Road trip And Some Helpful Gear”

Van Life: Our Journey To Michigan In Our 1999 Ford Van

The preparation for our two week journey started with a trip to AAA. With all the technology that we are afforded with, Anita and I still like to have paper maps with us when we travel. It is also a great opportunity to open… Continue Reading “Van Life: Our Journey To Michigan In Our 1999 Ford Van”

E83: Home Ed Series: A 21st Century Charlotte Mason Education with Leah Boden

Hello and welcome back to the campfire! In today’s episode we had the honor of having Leah Boden, also known as Modern Miss Mason, join us.  Leah is wife to Dave and mom to four fabulous children. She is a home educator and has… Continue Reading “E83: Home Ed Series: A 21st Century Charlotte Mason Education with Leah Boden”