Have you ever watched hurricane coverage from your cozy couch and wondered about all those crazy people with boats right in the path of the hurricane? I’m guilty! (But then again, I also used to wonder how people could get stuck on the interstate during a blizzard until it happened to us!) Well now I…

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Well…the emergency room wasn’t exactly where we thought we’d start our weekend, but misadventure is our middle name! Right off the bat, I want to say that everyone is fine. It really wasn’t THAT big of a deal. But in boating, everything turns into a big deal. There’s added complications and things to think through.…

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Partnered Post From Mom With A Map Staff Writer Los Angeles is a big, exciting city with tons to do. However, it doesn’t always get a family-friendly reputation. Don’t be discouraged from visiting with your kids, because truly there are many activities that will interest the whole family. Similar to Washington DC, Las Vegas or…

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The Time It started raining and never stopped

I think my kids will forever tell stories of boat life that start out “so there was this one time in June when it started raining and never stopped.” Just to recap, we moved onto our boat full time on May 15th. We began traveling north on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) on June 1st. And…

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grilling some ribs on a boat

I’ve realized quickly that when an ordinary family of 4 moves onto a boat full-time, there are lots of questions! And almost everyone wants to know about cooking on a boat. It’s complicated. But let me make it clear, we’re purposefully not taking the easy road (er, waterway.) First, let me share a little bit…

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Homeschooling this fall

School is a hot topic in America right now. And over the next month a lot of people are going to be making big, life impacting decisions for their kiddos. Many people are tossing around the concept of homeschool. How to do it? Could they do it? What’s it like? Is it the best decision…

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Our first night on anchor looked pretty, but it was a nightmare

Several different titles would have been appropriate for this post. Here are a few that I debated: The One Where We Got The Worst Night Of Sleep, Ever The One With The Idea That Sounded Much Better In Theory Than Reality The One Where My Life Flashed Before My Eyes The One Time Saving Money…

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