This past weekend, we hosted another set of couchsurfers. We love Couchsurfing, although people unfamiliar with this mode of travelling probably think we’re nuts. In its simplest terms, couchsurfing means staying with locals when you travel to different places. But it’s so much more than that. Couchsurfing has allowed us to travel the world while staying put, to forge friendships with people who we’d never have met otherwise, to open our minds to the great wide world and to continue to live out our “what goes around comes around” philosophy.
Out-of-the-Box Families are, by definition, hard to define.
Suffice it to say that if your family life doesn’t seem to fit with what’s most common where you live, you have joined the ranks of Out-of-the-Box Families.
Whether you homeschool, unschool, live a nomadic lifestyle, homestead, couchsurf, host travellers in your home, cycle tour, have a “big family,” or generally disregard what society tells you is the “right way” to raise a family, you belong here.
These families come from many walks of life and choose to raise their children in a variety of ways—whatever feels right for their own family. What unites us is our acceptance that there are many ways to bring up children, and we’re all doing our best with the resources at our disposal.
Come learn about the amazing families in this community or submit your own story to the blog. Just email mariana[at]dreamsintogoalswriting[dot]com to pitch a guest blog post or to be featured.