The Benefits of Raising a Well Traveled Kid

  As a parent you often wonder what impressions you've made on your kids and what if anything they've taken away from experiences you've shared.  Recently I had a chance to find out as my daughter Lilia headed off on a trip to Israel and Europe with her college sorority sister. Though I am still apprehensive because she is literally half way around the world, I feel safe in the knowledge that she is well … [Read more...]

It Isn’t Always Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows

Why is it that blogs make everything seem so easy and perfect? I read a few like the Pioneer Woman who cooks amazing family meals. She's so relaxed and pulls everything together so effortlessly. What about when she's missing that one ingredient and gets stuck and has to run to the market, where are her kids racing in and out of the kitchen driving her nuts.? Being a blogger myself I know I want to showcase the best … [Read more...]

What To Do About Complainers …

I don't know about you, but traveling with my family often feels like I'm traveling with a bunch of food critics, travel reviewers, and nit-picky never satisfied types who have something to say about everything.  I am glad everyone's brain is engaged and they have something to share, but hearing that no one's excited to try something new, or that something "sucks" can be a real downer. After all the time and effort … [Read more...]

How To Make The Most Out Of Traveling With Your Kids

Family vacations are a great time to connect with each other and to share some incredible experiences out on the road, but how can you make sure that the places you are visiting are really making an impact on your kids? Don’t underestimate how much learning can take place while you are having fun. After our first trip I realized how much my kids were absorbing, and so I made a conscious effort to create and capture … [Read more...]