Happy Spring Forward to a Family Lifestyle Change

Ahhhh, Spring! We woke up to the first day of Spring in Lisbon, Portugal for the start of a family gap year. We left the U.S. to have a different lifestyle--one that is slower-paced and more family-oriented. And it's easier to that in the land of the sun--Andalucia (southern Spain). It was supposed to be … Continue reading Happy Spring Forward to a Family Lifestyle Change

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A family gap year without work. . . Thinking about taking a career break?

Our family plan to take a year off work and live abroad needed careful long-term planning. To convince my wife that I was not "finally at the CRAP END of CRAZY," I first needed to think about several important questions to make a family move abroad, with two young kids in tow, possible. Then, I … Continue reading A family gap year without work. . . Thinking about taking a career break?

Thinking of moving abroad with your family for a year without work? Yes, you can! We did.

This can help you make it happen for your family. This is part 2 of the questions that I needed to address in order to persuade my wife for us to quit the job and life in the U.S. and move to Spain, two young kids in tow, three summers ago. "Tata!," my seven-year old, … Continue reading Thinking of moving abroad with your family for a year without work? Yes, you can! We did.

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Happy Spring. World Down Syndrome Day 2019

Spring has sprung! Happy Death of Winter... for now.  And in the words of our brothers and sisters elsewhere, "Navruz Muborak"! Two years ago today we all woke up in Lisbon.  Did you know that today is also World Down Syndrome Day? What's the connection? I'll sort of get to that below. White flowers of … Continue reading Happy Spring. World Down Syndrome Day 2019

Plan it! Questions such as these and more (later) helped plan a successful move abroad with our family. Photo of the bay of Cadiz with shirtless Karol exploring the wild beach. #freeelectrons.family.

What to ask yourself before moving your family abroad

family lifestyle change to spend more time together So we decided to change our lifestyle, quit the job, clear out the house of too many accumulated things, and move the family (with 2 very young children) to another country.  Reaching that decision point was not easy.  When my job was no longer a go for … Continue reading What to ask yourself before moving your family abroad

One way ticket.. to Lisbon

One way ticket.. One way ticket, one way ticket One way ticket, one way ticket One way ticket, one way ticket to the blues. Choo choo train Tuckin' down the track Gotta travel on it Never comin' back Ooh, ooh got a one way ticket to the blues. Boney M - One way ticket Tak … Continue reading One way ticket.. to Lisbon

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Quit the job, clear out the house, move to another country and live your dreams! . . . But wait, wait! What about the kids?

We are free electrons family -- a traveling, semi-nomadic, roaming family.  And this is about our little family's search for a happier life.  So, we finally did move to Spain from the United States.  How did we do it?  We'll write all about it here. Ok, OK!  We are not exactly like the electrically charged … Continue reading Quit the job, clear out the house, move to another country and live your dreams! . . . But wait, wait! What about the kids?

ZZA OCEANU NA STARY KONTYNENT!! OPERACJA SPEEDCLEANING

Co??  Przeprowadzamy się do Europy!!!??!!!  Jasne!  No to już! Ty.. a jak to wszystko zrobić?..  Jak to zorganizować??  Przecież mamy dom, samochody, wynajęte schowki pełne rzeczy (typowe amerykańskie storage), ubrania, książki, rowery, no właśnie…  tysiące przedmiotów o mniejszej lub większej wartości sentymentalnej, czy użytkowej, ale ostatecznie w większości rzeczy, BEZ których DA się żyć!  Zaraz, … Continue reading ZZA OCEANU NA STARY KONTYNENT!! OPERACJA SPEEDCLEANING

TIME. The currency of life.

Everybody knows how precious time is.  It is truly "the currency of life".  "But unlike money, you can't make more. You can, however, maximize each and every second you spend." I chanced upon the above title and quote from (lifehack.org) after searching for the benefits of Twitter.  (And NO, this blog is NOT sponsored by … Continue reading TIME. The currency of life.