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About simplemotherhood

My name is Irina. I blog over at https://simplemotherhood.wordpress.com/ about the joys and challenges of motherhood, our love of travel, and how we manage to travel all around the world with 4 children. I also love reading, saving money, and everything from gardening, healthy living, and frugality to scrapbooking, menu planning, and tea parties. I enjoy decorating, organizing, and homeschooling my children.

Colonial Williamsburg with the kids: the best living history museum for homeschoolers

Earlier this year we traveled to Washington DC, where my oldest son participated in the National MathCounts middle school math competition. While DC has plenty of sights and museums to visit on its own (it’s a treasure trove for homeschoolers, … Continue reading

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Our Top 10 favorite travel products for family trips

With all the traveling we do, we have our favorite products that we keep going back to time and time again. Today, I wanted to share our list of favorites with you, my readers, to perhaps give you some Christmas … Continue reading

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Drive Through Zion National Park

Earlier this year, on our drive to California we decided to make a small detour to Zion National Park. We were going through Saint George anyway, so Zion wasn’t too far out of the way for us. Plus, we always … Continue reading

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Homeschooling for a traveling family: why it works for us

We love traveling. Ever since Stan and I got married, we were traveling. Internationally, domestically, without the kids, with the kids… We’ve done it all. If our kids would have been attending a traditional school, traveling wouldn’t have been completely … Continue reading

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Kopi Luwak Tasting in Ubud, Bali

On our recent trip to Bali, one of the things my husband was really looking forward to was the volcano hike in Kintamani. While I was looking forward to relaxing for a couple of days at the luxurious villa, as … Continue reading

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7 favorite geography/history/strategy games for homeschoolers

  Our family loves to play games. A lot of games… Especially on the cold winter days when it’s fun to just snuggle by the fireplace around a great game. We own dozens and dozens of games, but some of … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving from warm, sunny countries!

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving holiday with the extended family and friends this year here in Montana, I couldn’t help but look back on where we’ve celebrated a couple of years back. We love our time with the family, … Continue reading

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