Posts by Nadine Slavinski

Cruising with Kids, Life after cruising

Sailing Home Again


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Leaving land life behind to go cruising can seem like a big step, but coming home afterwards can be just as challenging.

We’ve completed two extended “seabatticals,” and the emotional process of transitioning back was very different each time. The physical process, on the other hand, …Read more

Cruising with Kids

Family health in the Pacific: The kind of story you want to hear


In light of recent press coverage on the rescue of the Kaufmann family in the Pacific, I’d like to offer a very different (if less spectacular) story as a …Read more

Cruising with Kids

Video: Kids speak their own minds about cruising


During our stay in Tauranga, New Zealand, the kids from two boats (Namani and Alouette) really hit it off. One activity they particularly enjoyed was learning to program computer graphics using a program called KTurtle.

Seeing their enthusiasm for this, we parents agreed to assign the kids a group project as part of their …Read more

Cruising with Kids, TIPS & IDEAS

6 Tips for Home-schooling Sailors


Taking your children’s education to sea is not always simple, but neither is it a deeply complicated mystery.

Once you capture a child’s interest,
learning can be inspiring and fun.

With careful decision-making and sensible preparations – just what you need for going cruising in general – you can let your children profit from an incredible learning opportunity.

Just …Read more