Traveling Whenever They Please: Bonnie's Interview

In This Photo: Husband, Doug fishing with their 3 children in Altensteig.

Bonnie and her family currently live in Germany and have traveled to many parts of Europe. Mom reports that one of the best things about this freedom to roam is the exposure to many varied cultures.

And as you'll see if you read on, her son has found at least one, umm, common feature in all of the momma's he's met on his travels...

1. How long have you been homeschooling (or if finished, how long did you homeschool)?

Since the children were born. Hunter is 8 and Raleigh and Cloe are 5. None of my 3 have ever been in school.

2. One of the main benefits of homeschooling is the freedom and flexibility it allows. Can you give us a few examples of how this freedom and flexibility benefited you (your family)?

This freedom has allowed us to travel whenever we please.

We currently live in Europe, specifically Germany. The children have been to Ireland, Austria, Netherlands and several parts of Germany. We are able to pack up and go whenever we want. We were also able to attend a conference in Dallas, Texas together as a family.

Since we have no time constraints, we are able to pack up and go whenever it suits us. As a result, the kids have been exposed to many different cultures and a wide variety of people.

3. Another benefit of homeschooling is the fun factor. Can you give us a few examples of some especially fun times you had as a result of homeschooling?

We enjoy our time together as a family.

We love to explore different places while everyone else is in school and it isn't crowded. They especially loved the Nemo science building with the tons of hands on activities in Amsterdam and were especially impacted by Anne Frank's house iwhich has led to books, videos, and really deep discussions. My son Raleigh said he thinks he figured out who turned them in. :)

I'm constantly looking on the internet for things to do which they might enjoy and we take off!

4. We all have funny experiences while homeschooling. Can you share one of yours with us?
This doesn't really have to do with homeschooling per se, but a couple of weeks ago, my children met some twin girls and their mother later told me that my son, Raleigh (age 5) came up to her asked are you a momma? She said yes and he said all mommas have big boobs! Thank goodness she had a sense of humor.

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