Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 23 of The New Family Podcast!
For this episode, I talk with my friend Heather Greenwood-Davis about taking her kids out of school for the year and travelling the world as a family, hitting 29 countries on six continents. Heather is a travel writer whose work has appeared all over the place, including Oprah magazine and National Geographic Traveller, and many other top-notch publications as well. She also writes a great blog called Globetrotting Mama. Heather and I talk about how she and her husband pulled off an around-the-world trip with two boys in tow, but more importantly, about realizing your dreams and living a no-regrets life.
Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Heather.
Heather’s Favourite Parenting Advice:
“Let your kids join your life. You should not be creating some idyllic paradise for your kids, but instead create a life where you can be happy and have them join it and that’s how you’ll create a happy family.” —Dr. Phil
“Bend the tree while it’s young. The idea is that it’s so much easier to shape a tree or a plant or a flower when it’s growing at a very young age, then it would be to move a full-grown oak. Children are much the same. If you instill in them at a young age your values and the things that are important and the things you really want them to leran and understand, then hopefully they’ll carry it with them and it’s a lot easier to do it than when they’re 30.”—a West Indian saying from Heather’s Jamaican-born mother
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