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 . . .
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 . . .
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, but I want to share . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .
Before we travel to a foreign destination we like to learn about the people will we meet, the history of their country, and the places we might visit. As a family we make time to read quite a few fiction and non-fiction books to . . .
5 Things We Learned At Epcot If you have never visited Epcot, you don’t know what you’re missing. Think of traveling around the world, but never leaving the confines of the United States. Well, central Florida for that matter. . . .
Visiting Tuscany has been a dream of mine since I read the book Under the Tuscan Sun many moons ago. After I read this book, I envisioned Tuscany as a patchwork of farmland, with rolling hills, quaint villages and of course . . .
There is so much to discover in the magical land of Venice. When I think of Venice in spring time, I picture gondolas cruising the canals, people strolling in the piazzas, and colorful flowers overflowing from every window box. . . .