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“Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean it’s any easier to get kids to do homework. Homeschooling was really challenging for us! Every school and educator we talked to before we left for our trip said our girls would get all the education they’d need just by traveling. I wish we had listened. We wanted to keep our children involved in tasks like math and writing, because the kids worried they’d be behind when they started school again. In many ways, though, it felt like a distraction. Take all the arguing, nagging and cajoling that goes on at home just to get your kids to do schoolwork, and magnify that by 20. It was a drag, and if we could have just trusted they’d be fine, it would have removed so much stress. In the end, we didn’t get a lot done, and in the end, it didn’t matter. They each came home right back into the next grade and didn’t miss a beat.”