Surfing fun on Guam with the kids

Summer surfing on Guam…definitely not peak season, but great for kids! I still enjoy surfing every once in awhile, but I am also happy to chill on the beach and watch others enjoy the water. I’ve been having fun trying to get some good footage of my son, my little surf grom. He’s had fun …

A Walk on the Sand: Exploring Ipan Beach

Took a walk with the boys at Ipan Beach. Had the place to ourselves, love midweek, midday beach visits! We walked barefoot (okay mostly me) on the sand and then onto the rocks, along the grassy path, spotted some fish, a sea bird, and looped around to Jeff’s Pirates’ Cove, and walked back to our …

A Visit to the Amot TaoTao Tano Farm on Guam

Today my 5 year old and I went to visit the Amot Taotao Tano farm in Dededo here on Guam. A friend is working there part time for an internship, so we went up to help transfer some Shiso plants. On the Amot Taotao Tano website, it states: The Amot Taotao Tano Farm is there to try …

Talofofo Bay Family Beach Day

The awesome thing about working for yourself, making your own schedule, AND homeschooling, means we get to go to the beach any day we want, and we can avoid the weekend crowds if we wish. So on a quiet Wednesday, we headed down to Talofofo Bay for a family beach day. Some friends came down …

Creative Learning & Exploring: Hiking Talofofo Caves

Earlier this week we spontaneously decided to finally check out the Talofofo caves. I hadn’t been there since I was a kid, and my boys recently expressed an interest in going up there. It was awesome! I forgot just how many caves there are, and what a cool adventure it is to explore. We will …

Creative Learning Everyday: TRUST

This morning I had my aha moment. So I’ve always kind of been what friends would call the “radical hippy” because I love art, want to change the world, envision utopia, challenge authority and preconceived ideas, am not satisfied with the structures of government institutions and the pharmaceutical world, I birth my babies at home …

Creative Staycation on Guam: Our Hotel Retreat

When the weekend was over, we decided to begin it again by starting our 2-day hotel stay at the Guam Reef. The room stay was part of partial trade worked into the art commission project I did for the hotel lobby, an example of how you can get creative with your business and life transactions. …

Homeschooling on Guam: Beach Day to Park Day & The Letter H

So now that our dear friends have shifted back over to homeschooling, we have more opportunities to play and learn together. Homeschooling for me, IS parenting. It is extremely challenging, and also very rewarding. There is sometimes instant feedback (wow, he’s learning! or wow this is NOT working) and other times we are left wondering, …

Creative Learning Everyday

So I “homeschool” my boys here on Guam. I use that word with a lot of flexibility, to allow for the organic nature of learning and creativity. I appreciate so much that we are free to choose what direction we want to go, it opens up whole new worlds of learning! We can go so …