A Parenting Lesson from the 2016 Election

A Parenting Lesson from the 2016 Election

As we have discussed, this past summer we had the opportunity to take a road trip around America with our four little ones. We spent 32 days, drove almost 8,000 miles, visited with more than 200 family and friends, and only stayed in a hotel 2 nights. We traveled...

The Winners’ Guide to Children’s Consignment Sales

If you have never been to a children’s consignment sale for clothes, toys, and gear, you are missing out on so much. You might think it is about saving money, reducing waste, and making a few dollars for yourself. And, it is. But, there is so much more....
An Experiment in Minimalism

An Experiment in Minimalism

Our family (well, okay, not the kids) have been striving towards a degree of minimalism. We have a long ways to go, but, with our SILK Road Trip, we have an opportunity for an experiment in minimalism. When I say minimalism, it probably garners up images of homes with...

Off the Beaten Path

You don’t see America if you stick to the Interstates. Interstates are for getting from point A to point B as efficiently as possible, and they serve their purpose well. In fact, on this day – driving from North Carolina to Memphis, by far our longest...
Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

The first “Are we there yet?” came before we even left our metro area. The classic line evoked laughter from us in the front seats before we informed them, “No, we still have 5 more hours.” Granted, it took us longer than expected to leave...
#SILKRoadTrip – Making it Work

#SILKRoadTrip – Making it Work

In 1903 the Wright brothers invented airplanes, because in 1902 they took a road trip across the country with their family.Bill Engvall Our road trip started because we had a pre-planned, and pre-paid, family vacation with family at a cabin in Idaho.  My wife has...
Single Income, Lots of Kids Parenting – It Begins

Single Income, Lots of Kids Parenting – It Begins

Single Income, Lots of Kids (SILK) Parenting is a resource for parents who are raising kids on one income – or a minimal income. SILK parents are the opposite of DINK couples (dual income, no kids). Each SILK parent has their own story. They might be a couple who has...