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by Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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Cuppa reads

Happiest of July Fourths, fellow Americans! (Though I suppose it is July 4 everywhere, and I hope you all have a good one.) Enjoy your weekend—light a sparkler or three and spell your name in the night sky.

“I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. Our sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.” -John Adams

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What I’ve been up to (the offline edition)

It’s been kinda hard to write here since we’ve been back from our travels—not because I don’t have anything to share, mind you; I’m filled to the brim with thoughts and ideas, and I’m eager to transfer them from brain to screen. No, it’s been hard to hit publish here for one simple reason: we’ve (read more…)

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What a week, no? Let’s get right to it. • President Obama breaks into Amazing Grace at Rev. Clementa Pinckney’s funeral :: YouTube • What I told my children about Charleston :: HuffPo • A new hymn for Charleston :: The New Yorker • What overparenting looks like from a Stanford dean’s perspective :: Mind/Shift (read more…)

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#82: Round-the-world family travel – your questions answered! (part 3)

Kyle and I wrap up our conversation about round-the-world travel with kids right from the good ol’ US of A. In this final episode dedicated to answering your questions about our trip, we talk about packing—what we brought, what we wish we left behind, and how we carried it all. We also talk about overall (read more…)

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Summer reading lists, part two (10-year-old girl)

Last week, I shared the summer reading list for our 7-year-old son. It’s a healthy blend of pure fun with a sprinkling of challenge, so I thought it fitting I do the same for our oldest, age 10. Tate is a voracious reader who also gets distracted by summertime fun (as well she should sometimes, (read more…)

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