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Fulltime Families Hosts 4th of July Hangout in Hershey, PA

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The Boudreaux Family (FtF Trailblazer Lifetime 1324) invites fellow Fulltime Families Members to join them for a Good Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July in Hershey PA, at the Hershey Thousand Trails Campground, June 30th – July 7th, 2017.

Family Friendly Activities will be announced shortly.

Families interested in attending this event are encouraged to make their reservations at this Thousand Trails park, asap.  Not a Thousand Trails Member yet, contact the TT / FTF Rep Alisha Deschene at  (207) 270-1121.  Non-Member rates are also available for this park.

An activities fee of $50 per family will be required to cover supplies for this week long event.  Please keep in mind, this is not a rally, it’s a “hang out” which has a more relaxed calendar of activities.

This event is limited 10 families.

Not on the East Coast this Summer?  Check out the other scheduled Fulltime Families Hangouts

Interested in hosting your own Fulltime Families Hangout?  Contact Kimberly@fulltimefamilies.com

You can reserve your spot for this event by reserving your spot with the form below:

2017 Fulltime Families 4th Of July Hangout Hershey PA
2017 Fulltime Families 4th Of July Hangout Hershey PA
Hosted at the Hershey PA Thousand Trails - June 30th 2017 to July 5th 2017
Price: $50.00

What are the cancellation policies for this event?

Hangout Fee Refunds:

  • Cancel before May 1st, 2017 for a full refund of hangout fees with $10 cancellation fee.
  • Cancel between May 2nd, 2017 –May 31st, 2017 for a 50% refund.
  • Cancellations after June 1st, 2017  will not be refunded.
  • Fees at non-transferable

Camping Refunds:

  • Please refer to the host campground regarding their refund policy.  FtF has no control over campground refunds.

Tee Shirt Refunds (if applicable):

  • Full refund prior to t-shirt order being placed.  After the order has been placed, no refunds are available.  Must pay additional shipping fee of $6 per shirt if you’d like your shirt shipped to you.

Tele Therapy Now Available to Full-Time RVing Families

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Press Release for G&E Therapies on the GO!!

Shelley Dostie, OTR/L

1-877-426-3307 x 3

January 25, 2017

 

Full Time traveling, home schooling, roadschooling and busy families should have access to services they need to help children grow, learn and be happy at a time and place convenient for busy lives.  G&E Therapies has provided pediatric therapy services for almost 20 years in upstate NY and now we are proud to offer these services nationwide through G&E Therapies on the GO!

 

G&E Therapies on the GO! is currently accepting children and their families for Teletherapy!  You can access expert Pediatric Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Special Education Teachers and Behavior Specialists to provide consultations, evaluations and treatments for your children.  We help with sensory challenges, behavior and transition strategies, educational support, motor milestones, feeding/swallowing/oral motor recommendations and more in a supportive way to meet your goals!

 

G&E Therapies on the GO! has partnered with Fulltime Families to provide these services at a 25-50% discount with your verified FTF Membership number ( Rate Sheet ) .  Shelley Dostie, OTR/L for G&E Therapies on the GO! and Fulltime Family Member, will be at the Tallahassee Rally Wednesday February 1st through Saturday February 28th 2017 to provide “in person” therapy consultations and services!  Shelley’s Seminar on Thursday about Sensory Processing is a MUST SEE!! You can also make an appointment to see one of our professionals “face to face” through a secure server using your smartphone, tablet or computer.

 

G&E Therapies on the GO!   Meet The Teletherapy Team is now accepting the following:

Physical Therapy (PT):  Families from NY            Special Education: Families nationwide

Speech Therapy (SLP): Families from FL            Behavioral Intervention:  Families nationwide

Occupational Therapy (OT): Families from NY, PA, CT and FL

 

Get a First Look at Augusta RVs New Toy Hauler; The Luxe Hauler

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The Luxe Hauler is on the move, embarking on a 2100 mile journey from the Augusta RV Design Facility to the Pomona RV Show and Fulltime Families is excited to share a sneak peek at this exciting and innovative new entry into the towable toy hauler market.

Augusta is the RV company to watch. With high quality components, tasteful (non-rv) interiors inspired by America’s stunning landscapes, full size appliances, and a firm foundation riding on MOR/ryde’s Independent Suspension and Disc Brakes, the Luxe is on our short list of full-time rving rigs to consider when shopping for a house on wheels.

To be a part of this cross country journey, follow #luxehauler on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and be sure to set your alerts to join, Peter Thomas, ARV Marketing Manager, for a live walk through taking place on Facebook on this Friday, October 7th, at 6:15pm Pacific Time!

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Roadschool Moms Share their Top 10 Summer RV Destinations

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No matter what your U.S. location, summer is in full swing with long days and starry nights. The Roadschool Moms team hit the pause button on their summer travel to reflect on their top ten favorite destinations in the country visited in their RV. The July 5th episode of Roadschool Moms, now in it’s fourth season, breaks down the highlights of each destination, where they stayed with their families in each location, and the educational opportunities that were found along the way. Here’s a short summary of the Roadschool Moms Top 10 Summer Destinations (in no particular order):

 

Bar Harbor ME1. Bar Harbor, ME This coastal town is located at the base of Cadillac Mountain and neighboring Acadia National Park. As one of the premiere North American destinations dating back to the 19th century, this area once included a Millionaire’s Row of summer estates belonging to some of the most powerful families in the history of this country. The resources that grew from that network of the rich and famous, are still apparent today in the way of museums, shoppes, and historical points of interest. The nature scene is overflowing with sport opportunities while the discovery of the beautiful surroundings is an event in itself. For more information about Bar Harbor, go to visitmaine.com.

Cody WY2. Cody, WY The natural beauty of Cody, WY, is like no other place on earth. This old west town has all the charm of yesteryear while entertaining all ages of today’s traveler. Home to Buffalo Bill, this area has a multitude of things to see including rodeos, museums, out-west activities, scenic byways, wildlife galore, and all the adventure of the great outdoors. All the details for what to see in Cody, WY can be found at yellowstonecountry.org.

lancaster3. Lancaster, PA Pennsylvania’s Dutch Country offers a wide variety of fun things to see and do in Lancaster County for all ages. Theater productions, tours, museums, amusement parks, covered bridges, and Amish activities are all on the list of favorites from previous visitors. Much of this area moves at a slower pace and centers around traditions from a different time period. Amidst the peaceful scenery in Lancaster, a unique blend of attractions, history, and opportunity to explore exists. Visit lancasterpa.com to begin the journey to a change of pace.

assateague island4. Assateague Island, VA The seashore of Assateague Island reaches 37 miles of pristine, white sandy beach and is considered one of the best beach destinations on the East Coast. Bird watching, kayaking, crabbing, fishing, and the many other outdoor activities are the daily routine of visitors to this area. The wild ponies of Assateague Island travel the beach near Chincoteague, Virginia & Ocean City, Maryland offering a grand history lesson in itself. More facts about beautiful Assateague Island, VA can be found at assateagueisland.com.

seaside5. Seaside, OR If the Oregon coast is on your radar for the summer, make plans to stay in Seaside for bonfires on the beach, beautiful summer sunsets, and more things to do than will fit on your travel calendar. While the beach if the place to play, there are so many other sights to take in such as feeding the seals and wildlife watching. Making a day of it can include exploring the galleries, festivals, coastal lighthouses, historical landmarks, and the many sports made available by Mother Nature. Stop by visittheoregoncoast.com for the scoop on Seaside, OR. And if the Oregon Coast is on your route, be sure to check out the Oregon Coast Lighthouses Study Guide in the Learning Store.

montrose co6. Montrose, CO Exploring the Black Canyon and the natural wonder of the Gunnison River is the center of this charming Colorado attraction. Local art and culture are also a treat while the thrill of nature is abundant with fishing, rafting, rock climbing and the breathtaking beauty of the area. Adventure for all ages can be found easily at coloradoinfo.com.

UP MI7. Michigan Upper Peninsula There are four beautiful seasons to enjoy the breathtaking scenery in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula; however, summer can’t be beat in this area packed full of fun. If outdoor sports on the list of important area amenities, then look no further. Biking, boating, birding, hiking, golfing, and fishing can be enjoyed from sun up until sun down. The UP offers famous lighthouses, museums, historic sights, and even America’s first national seashore. If a trip to Upper Michigan in is sight, keep the calendar open because there is much to enjoy. Check out uptravel.com for more details.

Lake Thief8. Horse Thief Lake, SD In the shadows of Mount Rushmore, the rustic mountain scenery of Horse Thief Lake exists in an area where there is so much to explore, it’s hard to know where to begin! The abundance of family fun available here starts with open roads, preserved nature, world-famous roadside attractions, historic landmarks and so much more. The Black Hills of South Dakota provides the back drop for family memories that will be monumental in the memory books. The best place to begin this top summer destination is at travelsouthdakota.com.

knoxville tn9. Knoxville, TN On the banks of the Tennessee River and in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains is one of the country’s perfect summer destinations. As a neighbor to America’s most visited national park, the area offers much to see and do for all ages for as many days or weeks as are available. Here lies a quirky combination of art, music, science, nature, sports, and history that comes together for entertainment opportunity like no other. Museums, historical treasures, and attractions of all kinds make up a list that is hard to pare down when looking at the things to do list of the area. Water sports include everything from serene to extreme on the river that is so much a part of the region. To experience Knoxville, go to tnvacation.com and start making plans.

tybee island10. Tybee Island, GA Less than 20 miles from historic Savannah, GA, lies Tybee Island known as Savannah Beach. An area rich in history and natural beauty, Tybee Island really does have something to offer for everyone of all ages. Exploring the island’s beach, salty marsh, and beautiful southeastern coastline is an amazing combination of nature that provides a backdrop that is best known for birdwatching. The usual opportunities for watersports exist as well as historical points of interest but all come together with a twist of Southern charm not available anywhere else in the country. To put Tybee Island on your summer travel schedule, start out at tybeeisland.com.

Kimberly Travaglino, Fulltime Families founder, and Mary Beth Goff, creator of Road Trip Teacher, come together as the Roadschool Moms© team with one of the top educational podcasts available on iTunes. Roadschool Moms airs LIVE every Sunday night at 9 pm EST on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network. For more details on Roadschool Moms Top 10 Summer Destinations, check out the July 5th episode.

 

Guest Post: 5 Apps to Keep RV Kids Happy on Travel Days

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When it comes to RV travel days, younger passengers can make a five-hour drive to your next destination seem like an eternity. Luckily, there are some great apps on the market that’ll keep your kids mentally stimulated while on the road.
Where’s My Perry? ($0.99 for iPhone and iPad)

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For an app that’s entertaining as well as educational, “Where’s My Perry?” will keep your kids caught up in the world of physics-based puzzles. The idea behind this app is to try to release Agent P from a series of challenging water transportation tubes.
Your kids will become instantly transfixed while learning how water interacts with gravity as well as how it turns into ice and steam within this mind-bending, secret agent water world.
Fling Free (free for iPhone and iPad)

If puzzling your kids is the best way to give them hours of entertainment, then “Fling Free” is the perfect app for a never-ending amount of fun. The app includes over 10,000 mind-boggling puzzles and, the great part is, no two are alike.
Although each kid-friendly puzzle is unique, they all share the same goal: fling and bump as many fur balls together until only one remains. But, with tons of different obstacles and courses, the fur ball flinging isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Streaming TV Apps
Most major television providers have adapted to the times, and are now offering apps for mobile devices and tablets so the customers can watch shows whenever and wherever they would like. Most of the apps require a steady Wi-Fi connection in order to stream content, but certain providers, such as Direct TV, Dish, and Verizon, have allowed the user to record shows using their in-home DVR, and then upload the shows to the app to view at their leisure. No Wi-Fi required.
What better way to keep the kids under wraps for hours on end then to have their favorite movies at your fingertips?
NinJump (free for iPhone and iPad)

For high-flying adventure, the ninja-style “NinJump” will keep your kids on the edge of the car seat. The goal of this game is to get ninjas to climb to the top of clotheslines while dodging squirrels, throwing stars, and clothing.
Throughout the game, your kids will wall jump, collect points, and fight off other ninjas, all while trying to make it to the top of the clothesline. “NinJump” is a great adventure game for kids looking for a little cross-country excitement.

Cut the Rope (free for iPhone and iPad)

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Combining strategy and on-the-clock thinking, “Cut the Rope” is the perfect app for kids with a knack for creative thinking. The sole purpose of this app is to get a piece of candy into a little green monster’s mouth by cutting a rope.
If you think that the rope thing sounds repetitive, “Cut the Rope” includes other ways to feed the monster via whoopee cushions, spiders, air bubbles, and just about anything else you could imagine.
So, for your next family road trip, keep the kids entertained and occupied with the fun and educational apps above.

Author Bio:
Joe Fortunato is a freelance writer from Tampa, Florida. He enjoys learning about new subjects, following his Baltimore Orioles, and traveling the country for fishing. You can find Joe on Twitter at @thesocialj.

This article is reprinted from Fulltime Families Magazine.  Click here to read the entire issue.

Ever Wonder WHY You have So Much Clutter?

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You purge, you downsize, you weed out.  But every time you turn around, there’s another pile of stuff on your dresser, on your table, seeping out of your junk drawer.  Clutter is everywhere!

Did you know there’s a reason you’re not making any headway against your clutter?  Sure, you might be able to temporarily have an impact, but slowly the clutter creeps back into your life.  Have you wondered why that is?

buried blissI did, so I researched it extensively and found that once I addressed by clutter collecting triggers, I could really get to the bottom of things (and piles).

You know what else I learned, that all that stuff was really making me miserable!   and I bet it’s making you miserable too!

On my quest for clean surfaces, I discovered the 7 Simple Steps to Finding True Happiness by Losing it All and compiled them in one easy to read e-book so you could share the same success and peace of mind.

Now it’s your turn.  Ask yourself if your un-cluttering efforts have worked for you (or maybe just take a quick peek around your home) and if you find the answer is ‘no’ then do yourself a favor and get “Buried Bliss; 7 Simple Steps to Finding True Happiness by Losing it All” .

This time tomorrow, you could finally be on your way to a clutter free lifestyle!

P.S. If you’re finding yourself stuck on what to keep and what to toss, tune into Roadschool Moms this Sunday night at 9pm est, when Mary Beth and I share with you what you really need and what you can re-home.

 

 

 

 

6 Great Podcasts for Traveling Families

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Whether your hitting the road this summer, or planning a stay-cation in your area, you can use your Apple device to tune in and learn all about the nation’s National Parks!

National Parks Podcasts

When you follow the link above to iTunes, you’ll see hundreds of podcasts that help you and your roadschoolers learn all about places like Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore, the Bad Lands, the Grand Canyon, Acadia, you name it!

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Here are some other great podcasts for FtF Families:

Happy Camper Radio

Get Kids Ready for Life

Nomad Together

Family Adventure Podcast with Erik Hemingway

Raising Miro on the Road of Life

 

and of course…

Roadschool Moms Live Every Sunday Night at 9pm EST

Does your family listen to podcasts?  Comment below with your favorites!

Are You in the Market for an RV? + Printable Maintenance Schedules

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Roadschool Moms CautionAre you in the market for a new or new to you RV?  Are you interested on how to find the best bang for your buck?  Do you have questions about gas vs diesel? Do you want to know how to decipher your rigs GVWR – Do you want to know what those letters even mean?

2014 07 13 Show Button-1Tune in to this podcast to learn:

  • What manufacturers make 4 season rigs
  • What you can tow behind a Class A or a Class C
  • What truck you need to pull a fifth wheel

If you’re looking to buy an RV in the near future, listen in and educate yourself about all the options.

Click here to listen on demand: http://ultimateradioshow.com/ask-the-rv-dealer-anything-with-master-certified-consultant-lisa-padin-of-lazydays-rv/

 

 Already have an RV?  Here are some

Downloadable Maintenance Check Lists for Towables and Motorhomes.

FtF Rally Wagon Masters

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As our organization grows, the need to connect families across this great nation also grows and these individuals have risen to the occasion to provide their organization, leadership and coordination skills and run their own Fulltime Families Rally!

FtF Wagon Master Buccaneer Bash

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Mary Beth Goff, Wagon Master for the Winter 2014 FtF Rally, The Buccaneer Bash, held in Tampa, FL.  From partying like a pirate, to pet shows, Mary Beth pulled off the 3 day event for 40 FtF Families, without a single hitch! To check out the jam packed schedule of events that Mary Beth created for this event, you can click here!

 

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FtF Wagon Master Roadschool Rally

Jill Denkins, Wagon Master for the Spring 2014 Rootin’ Tootin’ Roadschool Rally, hosted at the World’s Best Roadschool Convention, in Tucson, AZ.  Murder Mystery, Pizza Party, Live Auction, and Ho Down with Live Caller and Band, Jill hosted it all for over 300 attendees without ever breaking a sweat!  She also coordinated the pre and post convention field trips that allowed our families to tour the best of Tucson at amazing group rates!  Wanna see the fun Jill led?  Click here for the complete schedule of this event!

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Jennifer Miles, together with her family, hosted the Castaway Rally in Tampa, 2015.  Highlights of the four day event included a field trip to the Clearwater Aquarium to see dolphins Winter and Hope, along with the Campground Olympics, parade of homes, several informative seminars, tons of crafting and connecting.

Aided by the coordinators, Leah Varner, Jennifer Schillaci, aided Katie Graham, Jennifer hosted over 40 families and provided entertainment for attendees from 1 – 60 (ish)

 

 

Are you interested in being an FtF Rally Wagon Master?

 

Location Independent Income Solutions Exercise 3

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It’s time to set up your Self Hosted WordPress Site.  If you listened to our first “Dream Job Podcast” then you know not to get freaked out by the ‘big words’ or techie terminology.   We are just going to keep taking baby steps together until you are all up and running.  So go ahead and get started on Exercise 3 and start getting the framework of your website in place.

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