Published on April 14, 2010
We travel with less than 40kgs between the three of us. And that includes our handluggage too. Ok so it’s nearer 50kg if you include the baby car seat but for the 3 of us for 3+ months (or an indefinite) period of time, that sort of adheres to the “no stuff” mentality which I believe is quite important if you want to lead a nomadic, location independent life.
“But what about all the baby stuff you need?” is usually the question we’re asked most frequently. “You know all the nappies/diapers, the buggy, the car seat, the travel cot, the toys?”.
We like to think we’ve been quite smart about the purchases we’ve made – knowing in advance that we’ll be travelling and that weight & luggage will be at a premium. But we’ve made some mistakes and bought things that we barely used, left things behind that we should have taken with us and generally, as is always the way, learned as we’ve gone along.
I wanted to list the key baby travel equipment items we’ve purchased over the past 9 months and summarise my thoughts on them so that you don’t have to make the same mistakes we did…
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Published on March 24, 2010
Jonathan and I frequently talk about the people in our community who email us, comment here, chat in the clubhouse or message us on Facebook. The focus of our conversations is often the topic of what gets people stuck on their journey to location independence.
There are numerous things which people struggle with but one of the most common hurdles is generating a location independent income and setting up a location independent business.
We’ve tried a few things to help with this, including the Business Guide, the Freedom Roundtable and private consulting – but all of those things cost money and are therefore not available to everyone. We wanted to do something which is free, leverages our/your time as much as possible and which will help people take massive action and make massive progress towards their goal of location independence.
These conversations, in conjunction with others we have about where we want to be and what we want to achieve (especially Jonathan), have all resulted in this…the 12 Week Challenge.
In a nutshell, it’s a 12 week “program” which is free to join. The aim of the game is to help you make massive progress towards becoming location independent by getting everything in place you need for a location independent business. It starts on Monday, 5th April.
Each week for 12 weeks, we’ll post a task which you’ll complete with the help of the tips & resources we’ll be suggesting (look out for some pretty cool tips from people at the top of their game). At the end of each week, we’ll round-up your progress (if you tell us about it) here on the blog. We’ll be encouraging lots of cross-participation, community support and hoping to get you all commenting, cross-promoting and more on each others’ sites and projects so everyone who joins will benefit from this community effort to make massive progress on an individual level.
The details are here but if you’d like to take part, let us know here in the comments or in the Clubhouse so we can feature you on the site when it starts and help you along the way. So if you’ve been struggling to become location independent, why not join us on the 12 Week Challenge and make MASSIVE progress on your own journey?
Published on March 17, 2010
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Following on from my last post about creating your own educational philosophy, I’m going to share with you some films to help inspire you to think about education, and what education you want in particular for your child.
These films are not intended to provide a model for your child’s education – rather just to get you thinking about what’s important to you with regards to your child’s schooling…
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Published on March 3, 2010
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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Emily Geizer.
Parenting is a job with a constantly changing job description. But if you understand your child’s perspective, your job suddenly gets a lot easier! This is a cornerstone of mindful parenting.
Mindful parenting requires us to deeply understand our child. By making choices that keep our kid’s perspective in mind, it is more likely that these choices will be in his best short and long term interests. This pertains to any parenting situation whether addressing a routine sibling conflict or a dramatic change, such as moving, location independence or schooling.
Study after study has shown that understanding your child’s perspective has a bigger, positive impact on your child than most other things you do. There are many other aspects to mindful parenting but understanding your child’s perspective may be the most nuanced and complicated… Read More »