Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #147!
Are you hoping to “get outta Dodge” this summer? I may be able to help!
OK, so last week I told you I was headed to my happy place…and what a happy place it was 🙂
My daughter and son-in-law are AirBnB hosts, and when I mentioned that our family was in dire need of a getaway, they suggested we look into finding one at the beach. In case you’re not familiar with them, AirBnB, self-described, is
a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone or tablet.
Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 65,000 cities and 191 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.
So basically, it’s a cool way to earn some money by renting out some unused space in your own home, or discovering some new and wonderful places and people all over the world!
I’m a big fan of real-life learning and I value the educational aspect that travel, geography studies, and cross-cultural experiences provide. But if you’re not able to spend the big bucks that are often required to stay in a hotel, and if you’re looking for a way to meet local folks at your destination, you may want to consider an AirBnB stay yourself! We enjoyed coffee with our host one afternoon, and enjoyed the comfort of staying in a “real” home without feeling financially drained.
‘Course, it didn’t hurt that it was near the beach, either!
We all had a good time, but honestly, I think I enjoyed it the most. But hey, you know the saying: “if momma ain’t happy…” So I guess it was a win-win for everybody after all!
You can read more about the program here. Let me know what you think! And if you’ve already had some experiences with them…I’d love to hear your story, too.
Until next week…
Yay! They’re baaaaaack! Enjoy this week’s features…
How should we respond to imperfect authority? Are we to obey no matter what? Are we to refuse? And, if so, is there a right way and a wrong way?
Also, what’s wrong with living together? Many people today argue that a marriage license is “just a piece of paper”! What does the Bible really say?
One consequence of feeling like we have so much to do is that our friendships often fall to the wayside. Sometimes we rarely see or speak with our friends. At other times we see them (sometimes regularly), but we don’t really connect because our time is short or we feel too tired to delve deep. My husband and I were reflecting on this recently because we don’t feel deeply connected to many of our friends right now.
What can we do about this? How can we find time in our busy days for friendships? I don’t have all the answers, but here are a few ideas that I’ve been mulling.
When my mother passed away in 2014, I inherited a lot of antiques.
Some of you might swoon, but antiques are not necessarily my thing. This made it rather easy to decide which to keep and which to sell.
Summertime is just around the corner! Just because your curriculum is finished (homeschoolers) or your kids are out of school (public school/private school) doesn’t mean your student’s mathematical thinking skills should come to a screeching halt.
The infamous summer backslide (that time of year when kids forget what they’ve learned while away from school) can be a tough time to keep kids’ brains stimulated.
Practicing math is likely the last thing on their minds.
In order to find fresh, creative, and new ways to keep your kids practicing math over the summer, we asked for feedback from 37 experts…
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