Heads up: keep listening after the interview, because I read out Emily Orton’s responses to questions that were asked in the We Turned Out Okay Facebook group. Her responses are awesome and I don’t want you to miss them!
Sometimes we have down moments in our lives. Times where we second-guess ourselves and our choices; times where we’re not sure what direction to go.
That was the case for Erik Orton, at a low point in his life when a project he put all his time and energy – and his family’s financial savings – into, failed.
But something incredibly beautiful was born of that time. He and his wife Emily decided to change things up completely and go on an adventure!
Their memoir, Seven at Sea, describes the year they spent in a sailboat, traveling the world with their 5 children, the youngest of whom has Down syndrome.
If you’re stuck, if you’re feeling bogged down or not sure which way to turn, I hope this conversation helps you find a way.
Plus in Parenting News: A compelling New York Times article by Professor Emily Oster, author of the forthcoming book Cribsheet, about how parents aren’t necessarily paying attention to the child-rearing stuff that matters most.
Go to weturnedoutokay.com/282 for:
- A cheat sheet on the highlights of our conversation, which goes far, far beyond their year on the beloved sailboat Fezywig
- Links that come up in today’s conversation
- The video of the week: “How to get out of a parenting rut”
And thank you so much for listening!
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