Learning Just Happens

The first question that strangers and friends have asked is, “What are you doing about school?” It is a legitimate question and one that we have put a lot of thought into over many months. The question is second only to, “What are you doing about work?” Lee Anne has already touched on school, but […]

Weekly Update #6: Surgery in Switzerland

Add “medical tourism” to the expanding list of Stone family adventures. Saturday afternoon Jackson began experiencing sharp pains on his right side. Thinking he may have fallen and bruised a rib, we didn’t give it much thought. It will be better in the morning. The next day wasn’t better and by Monday morning it was […]

School’s (Not) Out For Summer

When I think about the boys’ education while we are gone I think of this: Nothing teaches you more than exploring the world and accumulating experiences. With that being said, we’re trying our best to provide plenty of structure with assignments and projects from the boys’ school! When planning the trip, we felt like the […]

Best of Wives and Best of Women

We’ve been listening to Hamilton as we roam around Italy. This little piece of American culture that can be sung, discussed and celebrated has been comforting. I’ve promised the kids we will see the musical live in London this September. “I am not throwing away my shot,” yells Walker. “Who lives, who dies, who tells […]

What I Hope for My Kids

“Travel makes one modest-you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”- Gustavo Flaubert As we prep for our adventure around the world, I can’t help but feel like people are either embracing what we’re setting out to do, or they look at me like I have seventeen heads. “You’re doing WHAT? For […]


“There’ll be a prick. Try to relax,” a nurse said as she prepared to plunge a needle into my shoulder. Easy for you to say, I thought. “Two on this side and then two on the other. We’ll start with the HepA and HepB shot and move on to the Tdap. Then we’ll end with […]