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 had to use phrasebooks and fancy hand . . .
If I know one thing, it's that all teens are difficult to shop for, whether they are boys or girls. I asked our teen contributors to share some of their favorite gift ideas for teenage girls, and they did not disappoint. They . . .
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Every family has their favorite travel gadgets, but when you're planning for a trip, the last thing you want to bring along is more gear. In our family we try to limit electronics on vacation because one, they add more bulk to our . . .
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 . . .