Ellis Island like you’ve never seen it, the City of Brotherly Love, and a baloney sandwich

After a successful stop in DC we headed back to the beach. Since this is our second visit to the Jersey Shore this summer, I’m going to treat it like reruns of the MTV reality show of the same name – and not bore you with a dozen more pictures of our family on the … More Ellis Island like you’ve never seen it, the City of Brotherly Love, and a baloney sandwich

Walk a mile in our shoes: VEDS, homeschooling, and the road

Before I jump into this week’s post, I want to share a fun interview we did with one of our favorite local media outlets back home. We spent almost 45 minutes chatting with Bill DeYoung about everything from parenting, to VEDS, to work and life on the road. Having pretended to be a journalist more … More Walk a mile in our shoes: VEDS, homeschooling, and the road

My disease is rare. Does anyone care? Ask The VEDS Movement

As I write this, I’m about a week away from my yearly (sometimes twice-a-year) checkup at Cleveland Clinic. This year, instead of boarding a flight, my family and I are traveling there in our RV. The days and weeks leading up to these check-ups always leave me a little (or a lot) anxious. The good … More My disease is rare. Does anyone care? Ask The VEDS Movement

Is the park ranger a psychopath? A new kind of ‘shower scene’ in the Smokies.

Great Smoky Mountain National Park has become one of our favorite places to camp. When we planned our third visit this summer, Monica picked out a site at the Cataloochee Campground on the North Carolina side of the park. Great Smoky Mountain National Park is dotted with former settlements from the days before the park … More Is the park ranger a psychopath? A new kind of ‘shower scene’ in the Smokies.