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Christmas in Columbus: A Family Adventure

Christmas in Columbus: A Family Adventure

I don’t know about you, but I just LOVE a good scavenger hunt. So does my family. It’s such a fun excuse to get out of the house and off on an adventure. I recently put together a holiday scavenger hunt for my little one […]

Is an Alaskan Cruise Suitable for Children?

Is an Alaskan Cruise Suitable for Children?

We recently took a family cruise to Alaska. And by family – I mean that we included our little one. We are veteran cruisers, and so is our daughter. I think she’s up to 4 cruises in 4 years. But Alaska? Is an Alaskan cruise […]

My Favorite Travel Books for Kids

My Favorite Travel Books for Kids

I have a soft spot for well-written children’s books. Add to that my family’s love of travel, and suffice it to say we have quite the collection of travel books for kids. My favorite time of day is when we settle in for story time. […]

Childhood – The Universal Language

Childhood – The Universal Language

My husband and I are rebels. Ok, not really, but sometimes it feels like it. I mean, despite everyone’s wisdom about waiting to travel until kids are bit older, we packed our bags and took our 3 year old to Italy. We flew planes, rode […]

Tips For Traveling With Young Kids

Tips For Traveling With Young Kids

We’ve been traveling pretty extensively since our little one was born.  We took her on 12 flights in her first 12 months! In the process, we’ve picked up a few tips to make traveling easier on ourselves and those around us. Read on to find […]

What’s The Opposite of Bullying?

What’s The Opposite of Bullying?

This morning I was witness to a beautiful moment. My three year old and I were sitting in the play area of the dentist’s office, awaiting our turn. She was playing nicely with a little boy with Down syndrome. He didn’t talk much, but was […]

Father’s Day

Father’s Day

  As Father’s day approaches, I can’t help but reflect on my life, without a father. My dad passed away from cancer when I was 11.  Now, 11 years with a good, loving father is a lot more than some people get, and for that […]