The Adventures of John, Abby, Valor & Grant Perseverance

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Euro zone

We had the privilege of being host family to Gabriel, from near Bilbao, Spain, and Jules, from near Lyon, France. Both boys were 14, came to experience American culture and improve their English, loved Cocoa Krispies, and hated ranch dressing. Other than that, they were quite different.

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If you ask him how old he is now, Percy will laboriously unfold three fingers, hold them up, and proudly say, “free!”

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family motto

In the age of Pinterest and a thousand mommy blogs, it’s easy to feel the urge to rush down everyone else’s path for parenting and homeschooling (or just feel inferior and lame).