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Inspired - Around the World as a Family

Traveling around the world need not be limited to adults. Children, even the very young ones, don't need to be excluded from the experience.

These families are our inspiration! They share one thing in common: they are families of world travelers

  • The Fleming Family: They quit their day job and took the whole family for around the world trip for one year. They homeschool their children on the road
  • The Hacking Family: Around the world with their sailboat Ocelot over these past few years with their teenage son and daughter. They homeschool their children on water
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Traveling with Toddler

Many people considered that our last one-month trip to Mexico and Cuba has been a hard-core one. Meaning that people think that it is such an impossible journey, that many people would think many many times before actually committing into it. But I suppose traveling is so much our passion that we're willing to take risks and plan such trip. If money is not an issue, we'd like to travel all over the world!

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Travel Planning

Indi and I shared one common thing: We love to travel, to see and experience the world (*if money is not an issue). And with travel, we also share one common trait: we plan for it in detail.

Why do we plan? Easy answer: because that's our style. Some people likes to travel unplanned, arriving at the airport not knowing where to stay or where to go. But not us.

A more difficult answer would be: Because we want to minimize uncertainties and maximise our enjoyment. As much as possible we do not want to be bothered too much with logistical issue. Moreover, we lug our toddlers along with us, hence the need for proper planning. Here, we'd like to share with you our style of travel planning.

We did this for most of our trips, particularly the ones outside South-East Asia.


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Obsessed with Tracking Stuff

I think the sayings "What gets measured, gets managed" is quite true....

Tracking our expenses and transactions

We have been quite rigorous in tracking our expenses and transactions since the first years of our marriage. We log our expenses up to the cents.

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Accidental Top Blog

Indi is very happy that our little website got into the top ten list of english-speaking indonesian bloggers, and the top 100 indonesian blogger in general according to Indonesia Matters. However, I think it is largely based on luck more than the quality of our writings.

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Links on Pro-Family World

Following my quick note on Pro Family World, this entry intends to compile blog entries / articles and other references on Pro Family World. This entry will be constantly updated as new references come in. I'm still contemplating on this "pro-family world" issue. But again, agree with Ari-Thalia child rearing is not just a woman's issue, it's a family issue for both men and women (so why do i tag it under "woman" then?).

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Indonesian Doctors Again

Following my writing on doctors in Jakarta, I found the story of emergency room doctors in Depok from Sri Sariningdyah

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Quick Thought on a Pro-Family World

This is just my quick thought on a Pro-Family World, after a discussion with Ari-Thalia and responding to a discussion in ASIforBaby Yahoogroups. As I was quickly jotting down my thoughts on the issue, it was rambling, disorganized, and not well-researched. And perhaps it's also politically incorrect or may be offending to some people, hence I apologize before hand if it is indeed the case. I decide to publish it here so that I won't forget, and hopefully I would be able to write more about this issue.

Begin quoting from ASIforBaby Yahoogroups.

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A Retrospective of Two Weeks Breastfeeding

This writing is to compare two breastfeeding experiences: Noe's first two weeks and Kei's.


Preparation

Noe: I decided to fully breastfeed my baby because of what international health organization and experts recommends for baby's first six months. But I thought that breastfeeding should be natural and should not be learned. So I made no effort in looking for any information about breastfeeding at all. Despite that, I was really confident that I wouldn't face any difficulty breastfeeding. Later, it turned out that I was too cocky.

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