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On Stage in Yoga Pants

The Art of Simple Podcast 35

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Tsh and Myquillyn talk ski accidents, craft days, Pinterest, boys leaving the nest, traveling around the world, and blogs going 2.0. So you know, they pretty much stay on topic.

Tsh somersaulted down a black diamond slope and (possibly) tore her ACL. Good times.

Meanwhile, Myquillyn had a lovely little Craft Day with high school girls.

Love this idea!

Myquillyn also likes to repin things she’s tried on her Pin There, Done That board.

Tsh recommends the blog Pinstrosity.

She also loves reading about location-independent families. Stephanie Langford is one such recent convert—amazing.

A few others are Soul Travelers 3, Discover Share Inspire, Globetrotting Family, and Vagabond Family.

Would you travel around the world with your kids? How do you use Pinterest? And do you leave the house in yoga pants?

14 Comments

  • Bree February 15, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Our family photographers travel the world with their kids. Blue Lily Photography and I am always jealous of how easy they make it seem.


  • howtosavethekosmos February 15, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Loved this Podcast. You both make me want to decorate my house more and make the changes we always talk about, I seem to permanently have a dorm room feeling…don’t hang anything up or use nails, you’ll only be here 8-9 months. And though that is not true in my own house filled with husband, newborn, and dogs I still struggle to make it feel like a home or a place even I want to stay.

    Also, Tsh I love the idea of blogging about whatever-as Myquillyn said I’d read whatever you want. I love honest blogs, family stories, childhood memories, etc.


  • Bee February 16, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Hi Tsh and Nester! Since finding your delightfully fun podcast I’ve begun listening to it on my android as I approach any number of mundane tasks around the house and I am loving how the time flies by! As a busy homeschooling mom of 3 I welcome what feels like a “break with friends” and feel no need to offer explanations if one of the kids walks by and gives me a puzzled stare, most likely wondering what I’m chuckling about. It’s me time, so nonya biz! Juuuuuust kidding… But, seriously, props to you, Tsh, and all of your guests. Keep up the good work! By the way, I’m nursing a sprained ankle so I know how it feels to be off your feet. Thankfully my kids are old enough to help out with the cooking and the housework, so I’m thinking I might milk this thing for a while. ; ) They are doing an awesome job! I wish you a speedy recovery and it sounds like you’ve got yourself a very sweet husband.


  • Trina Cress February 16, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    It was after I became a mom that I realized more what a huge deal it was that my parents let me live with a friend and her missionary family in Mongolia when I was 15-years-old. It didn’t seem that big of a deal then, but now it seems huge. I just hope I’ll have that much faith and trust when my children one day come with their own big plans and dreams.

    Tsh, look forward to reading more about your travels in your book!

    Myquillyn, so happy to finally know your name ;)


  • Rebecca February 17, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Hi Tsh! Loved this podcast! I also am a convert to giving your child international experiences. I am a product of that type of parenting and am so thankful. I now live overseas with my two girls and my husband in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Speaking of which, I would really encourage you to make Cambodia a stop on your round-the-world trip next year. In terms of SE Asian cities, it really has it going on without being too big/overwhelming like Bangkok, Ho Chi Min or what I imagine Manila to be like. Plus, it’s incredibly family friendly. And you said you want to chase the sun…. yeah, no shortage of that ’round here. If you want to hear more reasons why to come, please DM me – beccaluria at gmail dot com. And p.s. we may very well still be here in Fall 2014 but who knows!


  • Amanda Espinoza February 19, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    I love listening to your podcasts and getting the behind-the-scenes tour of your writing process and managing your blogs. Tsh, you have a great voice for podcasting and it is so calm and joyful. Like the commenter, Bee, above I am a homeschooling mama of 3. I appreciate the break when I listen in. Thank you.

    My husband and I are currently paying off our debt and working towards becoming a traveling family of 5. We blog about our progress and being digital tentmakers at lifewithamission.com. I can not wait to read the traveling chapter in your new book and your future book that isn’t even written yet!


  • Alissa February 19, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I have strategic in my top 5 :)


  • vitafamiliae (@vitafamiliae) February 20, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    I went to Albania for a month when I was 15 on a mission trip. It wasn’t run very well and I was probably in a lot more danger than I realized at the time. I think I lost ten pounds and when I got off the plane, I’m pretty sure my parents regretting letting me go. But I’ve never once regretted it. I learned so much about myself and the world. Best (stupid) decision ever. ;-)


  • Breanne :: This Vintage Moment February 22, 2013 at 10:14 am

    I am super excited to hear about your travel plans. My husband and I traveled overseas for six months right after we were married, as in two days after we were married. Best decision ever. We have plans for a 2 year trip with our girls in a few years so I’m always keen to read about other families who travel.


  • Lynn S. August 14, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Can you remind me of the blog you mentioned about home decorating/remodeling? You guys said it was about the process rather than the final product, or else they’d only’ve have 10 posts…I’d like to check that one out :)


  • Karen February 2, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I think I have listened to this PodCast episode at least three times ! I love your tragic comedy of ski mishap … And The Nester ! How you discussed the idea of dressing up your sweatpants … I wish one of you can write a blog about this .. Thank you Tsh for coming to my mommy-life .. I wish you and your hosts are the girlfriends I never had … :-)


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