Many years ago, before I had children, I was an elementary school teacher. With the birth of my first child, my career came to an abrupt halt. When I sent my youngest off to Kindergarten, I realized I missed teaching and went back . . .
When you travel, sometimes your carry-on bag makes you feel like a pack mule. When you add children to the mix, you are loaded down with every conceivable toy from the toy box: crayons, stickers, Lego guys, lovies, you name it. . . .
The best sights in Copenhagen when you travel with kids can be found all over the city. It seems everyone smiles at children, tries to entertain the crying baby, or shrugs their shoulders when your child inadvertently steps into . . .
Virtually Visiting the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago This week I learned many new things about transitioning websites and making a YouTube video. Here is my first YouTube video . . .
Best Family Vacation to Scandinavia and the Baltics Every year our family tries to take a trip abroad, and when it came to choosing this year's destination, it came down to two things: 1) When we can travel? and 2) Where can we . . .
This blog post will be short and sweet as I have just returned from a two week vacation and am incredibly jet lagged. Please forgive any rambling or misspellings, my brain is only functioning at half capacity. This summer flew by . . .
Thinking of a trip to Italy? Looking for books to inspire young readers? Check out our list of suggested reading, there's something for everyone! . . .
Every year, people head to the state fair to experience the rides, have fun as a family, and sample the deep fried food. When I recently read an article about the best state fairs in the country, Wisconsin's was on the list. I . . .
In our family, there is meal time, and there is snack time, and it often feels more importance is given to the latter. We have found that nothing satisfies a child (or adult) on the verge of a meltdown more than a quality snack. . . .
Before we visit new countries with our children, we like to discover literature that inspires travel. Here are books we would recommend sharing with your children (or reading yourself) before you visit France. . . .
One of the reasons parents hesitate to take long plane journeys with their children has to do with not only the plane ride (and the cost), but also dealing with the unknown when it comes to adjusting to jet lag. Over the years, we . . .
12 Best Travel Apps to Take on Vacation When I think back on my first trip abroad, I am amazed I even survived. There were no cell phones (we used calling cards), no e-mail (snail mail had to suffice), no fancy translators (I . . .