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Why My Garage Stinks…

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This morning, I logged onto facebook and found one of those gut popping, tears rolling blog posts that moms write and other moms find hysterical.

Here it is: http://putdowntheurinalcake.com/2012/07/so-your-bathroom-smells-like-pee/

and it’s call to action was to no longer feel shame for the unpleasant aromas kids’ cause in your home…

So, here’s my confession, by which I purge my shame about both killing animals and why my garage stinks:

#1 You should know that my bathroom too smells like pee too!  But more troubling is that our garage smells like a combination of wet dog and… something vile that you can’t quite put your finger on.

I know what it is, but I can’t quite put your finger on, or better said… I can’t find it.

Month’s ago, in a campground so overridden with frogs you might mistake it for the plague, one Mama (that would be me) decided it would be a great home school activity to dissect a few of these frogs.  So how to prepare the frogs for their ultimate donation to science and the education of blood thirsty child (a disturbing euphemism for ‘how to kill the frogs’)

After much debate, it was decided we would freeze the frogs… if you’re a mama – you probably know where this is going!

So, freeze the frogs we did.  And they selflessly died in the perfect pose for dissection – such wonderful frogs really, I’m kinda sad we killed them.

Frozen Frog goes well with Peas

But now, we had frozen frogs and I had lost the nerve to filet them and start pointing out guts.

I thought the nerve would return so I kept the frogs in the freezer…. I should restate: I KEPT THE FROGS IN THE FREEZER!!!

But if you have kids, you know their curiosity is ceaseless and one of them (all of them actually) was sure if we defrosted the frogs, they would come back to life.  🙂

So, someone did just that… defrosted a frog and simultaneously lost it, in the garage of our camper.

Maybe it did come back to life and its death smell is a curse it cast on us / me.  But more likely, somewhere in that garage is a limp, soggy, rotting frog carcass and that’s why my garage stinks!

So when guests come to check out how the crazy people live in their camper, I mean ooh and ahh about our ‘spacious accommodations on wheels’, I feel compelled to blow in their face, and let them glance from the threshold the area the represents half of our 500 square feet living space!

Until the frog is no more….

Is there a stench in your home?  Share it and feel shame no more – that’s why air fresheners are a billion dollar business!

20 Resources to help you Roadschool Through the Holidays

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This time of year can be hectic no matter what kind of lifestyle you enjoy. Many families on the road take time off to travel back home for the holidays or simply enjoy their surroundings for the season. No matter what your holiday schedule, the Roadschool Moms team encourages you to Roadschool through the Holidays. These are the favorite homeschool holiday resources on the RoadSchool Moms Approved list this year:

Language Arts & Cross-Curriculum Resources

Homeschool through the Nativity from Intoxicated on Life

All About Christmas from Meet Penny

Holidays Around the World from Teachers Pay Teachers

The History of Santa Claus from Lesson Plans Page

All About Rudolph from Mrs. Thompson’s Treasures

Christmas Vocabulary Puzzles from Road Trip Teacher

Truth in the Tinsel from Oh Amanda

Science

Christmas Science Labs from The Science Penguin

Christmas Nature Study from Our Journey Westward

Tie-Dyed Christmas Ornaments from Happy Hooligans

Math

The Twelve Math Days of Christmas from A2Z Homeschool

Christmas Math Facts from ABCya

Writing & Copywork

The Christmas Story Copywork from Mom’s Mustard Seeds

December Scripture Writing Plan from Sweet Blessings

Reading

Advent Book List from My Humble Kitchen

Christmas Chaper Books to Read Aloud from What Do We Do All Day

12 Christmas Books to Read to Your Kids from Stewardship

Art, Music & Other Fun Resources

Christmas Carols Music Study from Squilt Music

How to Draw a Reindeer from Busy Kids Happy Mom

Christmas Tree Chalk Art from Hodge Podge

Lego Christmas Projects from Frugal Fun 4 Boys

Many of the resources above can be used to homeschool across the ages of your roadschool. Here are a couple of other holiday roadschool resources we found that your middle school/high school teens might especially enjoy:

5 Days of Teen Christmas Ideas from Education Possible

Nutcracker Unit Study from Homegrown Learners

Holiday Math Activities from Lindsay Perro


To listen to the Roadschool Moms’s favorite resources used in their own roadschool during the 2015 holiday season, tune into the December 6th episode of Roadschool Moms over at iTunes!

Roadschool Moms is a live, one-hour weekly broadcast dedicated to the needs and challenges facing today’s roadschool moms. Kimberly Travaglino, of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time, working in current events and featuring a mix of expert guests.

Glass Bottom Boats in San Marcos

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Hungry for an economical and educational field trip, Renee and I packed up the kiddos and headed to the aquarena at Texas state in San Marcos.

There, we boarded one of the original boats from 1945 and left the dock to explore the natural springs.

 

This was our first experience on a glass bottom boat and we all enjoyed it very much!

The water was crystal clear. We were even able to see the spring water bubbling up from the sand at the bottom.

Can you see the turtle?

We were able to watch the underwater wildlife in their natural surroundings and even got to check out some of the local aviary life.

 

The tour lasted a half hour and cost our family $27.00 (which left some $$ for some frozen yogurt!)

This unique aquafir used to be home to mermaids and a swimming pig… But we found no evidence of them.

 

 

2017-2018 Roadschool Planner Free for a Limited Time!

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Are you getting ready to head back to your Roadschool?  Just in time for a new year, is an updated tool from the Roadschool Moms Radio Team to help you achieve Roadschool Success!

Roadschool Moms CautionThe Roadschool Planner has room for you to record:

  • Goals
  • Reading Log
  • Map your Journey
  • Family Bucket List
  • Attendance
  • Monthly Themes
  • Field Trips
  • and so much more!

And best of all, it’s free!

It’s the perfect place to keep track of “what you want to learn where”.  Like no other planner available, this planner integrates your travels with your learning opportunities so you don’t miss valuable lessons and you can easily capitalize on your journey – making your time on the road a true learning adventure!

Super Charge Your Roadschool!  Check out this recent show where MB and KT share their Tips for Prepping for a Great Roadschool Year

Join us every Sunday night at 9pm est at http://www.roadschoolmoms.com for more tips, advice, fun and fellowship to recharge your Roadschool.

Not available on Sunday night?  No problem!  Subscribe to our iTunes podcast and catch the replays when it’s convenient for you!

To get your free Roadschool Planner, click here!2017- 2018-Roadschool-Moms-Planner2 copy

And a special “Thank You” to Roadschool Mom, Bethany Van Mills who updated this document for all of us!!

 

 

10 Best Father’s Day Field Trips Around the Country

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Looking to celebrate your FtF Dad with a Special Day Out?

We’ve collected the 10 Best Dad’s Day Field Trips in the country!

10. Take Dad for a FREE Ride

Take Dad to Canobie Lake Park in Salem, NH where Dads are FREE
and there really is such a thing as a FREE Lunch!

with paid child admission
Dads will receive FREE admission and FREE Lunch (lunch served Noon-3pm) when accompanied by a paid child’s ticket at Canobie Lake Park on Sunday, June 15, 2014.

Click here for all the details: http://www.canobie.com/specials.php

9.  Take Dad out to the Ball Game

Every Father’s Day & Mother’s Day the Boston Red Sox offer fans the opportunity to “take a walk in the park.” Families and loved ones can stroll around Fenway’s warning track and see the left field scoreboard, dugouts, and bullpens up-close.

Visit http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/community/events.jsp for all the info!

8.  Let Dad get his ‘car fix’

The California Automobile Museum wants to make your Dad’s day extra special!What a great way to make Father’s Day memories! Enjoy rides to Old Sacramento in some of our most amazing classic cars, hoods-up in our exhibits, free admission for your special Daddio!

Go to http://www.calautomuseum.org/event/free-classic-car-rides-fathers-day/ for more information.

7.  Treat Dad to a Pig!

Celebrate Father’s Day in grand style at Four Sisters Winery as they pay tribute to all dads during our annual Father’s Day Pig Roast. Roasted suckling pork is the focus of this wonderful day on the farm. No need to worry about the weather as the celebration takes place under the party tent.

For more details go to: http://foursisterswinery.com/event-calendar/fathers-day/

 

Don’t Miss Out!  Submit Your Favorite Foto of Dad for your chance to win a Yeti Tumbler from DishForMyRV!

6. Take Dad Fishing

The City of Knoxville presents the Father’s Day Fishing Event, where dads and their kids can catch a memory or two while fishing together on Father’s Day. Prizes are given for the top three largest fish caught.

Click on http://www.cityofknoxville.org/recreation/fathersday/fathersdayfishing.asp for more info

5.  Make it a Sweet Day for Dad

Dads are admitted free to Hershey Gardens in Hershey, PA.  For more info and to see what’s in bloom, go to: http://www.hersheygardens.org/events-programs/19/Fathers-Day

4.  Get your Dad in the Fast Lane!

The North Shore Corvette Club in Libertyville, IL is hosting its 14th Annual Corvette and Classic Car Show and Fathers’ Day Charity Fundraiser.  To check out all the sweet rides visit: http://northshorecorvetteclub.org/

3.  Give Dad Wings!

Every Fathers’ Day the RC Airplane Hobbyists of the Flint Aero RC Club host a ‘fly in’ over the fields of Flint, Michigan.  About 50 planes will take to the sky above Lennon, Mich., Sunday, June 15 performing stunts, maneuvers and acrobatic moves that even the Red Baron couldn’t match.

Check out: http://www.flintaerorcclub.com/

2.  Take Your Dad on a Ride on the Rails

This Father’s Day bring your Dad, Grandfather, Uncle and friends out to the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad. Climb aboard living history on a steam train ride through the forest and foothills of Mt. Rainier. Dad gets his own train engineers hat and at our destination in Mineral you’ll enjoy a good ole fashion BBQ.

Get your tickets at: http://www.mrsr.com/

1. Get ‘in tune’ with Dad at a Music Festival

The 39th Annual Father’s Day Festival is right around the corner with another spectacular lineup of national headliners, impressive California talent, workshops, camping, jamming and more, all under the pines in the scenic Sierra Foothills.

Find the events schedule here: http://fathersdayfestival.com/

 

Where ever you are this Fathers’ Day, make it special.  Check out the local listings in your area and make it a great day for Dad!

Don’t Miss Out!  Submit Your Favorite Foto of Dad for your chance to win a Yeti Tumbler from DishForMyRV!

Here are last year’s submissions:

 

 

 

 


 

Meet the Roadschool Moms at FPEA Florida Homeschool Convention

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The Roadschool Moms will be broadcasting live from the FPEA Homeschool Convention this Memorial Day Weekend.

If you’re planning on hitting the convention, then be sure to stop by the broadcasting booth and meet Kimberly Travaglino and Mary Beth Goff, The Roadtrip Teacher.  When they’re not in the booth, you can be sure they’ll be checking out all the latest homeschool curriculum offerings and keeping an eye out for what will fit into your Roadschool!

Rsm_2016The show will air, Sunday Night, May 29th at 9pm est.  You can catch Roadschool Moms Live from wherever in the world you are, every Sunday night at 9pm EST, or check out the replays on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/road-school-moms/id854587085?mt=2 

Roadschool Moms Highlight Fascinating Online Resource to Encourage Childrens’ Creativity

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For some of our Roadschool moms, DIY means sparkles and glue all over the place, or building models with tiny pieces and rubber cement that glues our fingers together.  Sometimes DIY seems like a lot of work, but it is most certainly a worthy investment of your time.

On this episode of the weekly Internet Radio Show Roadschool Moms, Kimberly is joined by the Jacobs Ladies, teens Melody and Kayla and mom Dawn to discuss the resource of DIY.org and the benefits of encouraging creativity for your kids.

We also share our simple tips for getting started.

Listen to this and all the Roadschool Moms Episode on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/road-school-moms/id854587085?mt=2

Roadschool Moms Latest Episode: You are More than Enough

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Society tells each of us that we are not enough.  We aren’t thin enough, we aren’t pretty enough, we aren’t smart enough, we aren’t sexy enough, we aren’t good enough and we just want to share with you, that no matter where in the world you are tonight, physically and emotionally – that you are actually MORE than enough!

1st Peter 3:3-4 says “Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.”

You can put lipstick and earrings on a pig but inwardly they’re still a pig so Peter writes that “the hidden person of the heart” is precious to God and the “imperishable beauty of a gentle and quite spirit” to God is “very precious” and that’s all that matters eternally.

You reading this post, You are beautiful, You are smart, You are perfect in every way. Don’t let society, friends, family, anyone tell you otherwise.  You are more than enough.  Listen in and take these words to heart.  Let them sink in deeply and change you.  http://ultimateradioshow.com/encouragement-for-all-women-you-are-more-than-enough/

Join the Roadschool Moms every Sunday night at 9pm est from “Wherever in the World You Are!”

Roadschool Moms Wrap up 4 Weeks of Love and Announce Upcoming Bible Study

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The whole month of February, Roadschool Moms Kimberly Travaglino (of Fulltime Families) and Mary Beth Goff (The Road Trip Teacher) have been exploring the aspects of Love in Roadschool.  This four part series wrapped up with a live show this Sunday night, 2/28, at 9pm EST about the Love of Community on the Road.

During the show, special guest De’Etta Goecker, faciliatator of the upcoming Roadschool Moms Made for Community Bible Study, spoke about how to get involved and what to expect from this first initiative to dig deeper into the Word.

Tune into our previous Love Shows here:

Love of God: http://ultimateradioshow.com/love-part-1-love-of-god/

Love of Family: http://ultimateradioshow.com/love-your-family-well/

Love of Country: http://ultimateradioshow.com/teaching-your-kids-to-love-their-country/

Love of Community: http://ultimateradioshow.com/love-part-4-finding-community-on-the-road/

or subscribe to the show on iTunes and catch all the replays.

For more details or to sign up for the Roadschool Moms Made for Community Bible Study, be sure to join the Roadschool Moms Facebook Group.

Make yourself a priority and give yourself the gift of refreshment and encouragement every Sunday night at 9Pm est.  Tune in at www.roadschoolmoms.com.  Next week’s topic – Finding Encouragement for your Roadschool.

Roadschool Moms Share Top 10 Ways to Make Money on the Road

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In the latest episode of their weekly live internet radio show, The Roadschool Moms, Kimberly Travaglino and Mary Beth Goff shared the tried and true methods of families who have successfully made their full-time RV dreams a reality and established location independent income streams that fund their family’s travel lifestyle.

To learn what these job opportunities are and how you can start generating your stream of income, tune into “Top 10 Ways to Make Money on the Road” at the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

Then remember to mark your calendar and join the Roadschool Moms every Sunday night at 9pm est, from wherever in the world you are to connect with your community and recharge yourself for the week ahead.

love_rsmComing this February on Roadschool Moms, a 4 Part Series on Love!  Don’t miss an episode!

 

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