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Cuppa reads

After a few several weeks of stellar spring weather, we’ve been in a land notorious for gray skies and drizzle. No, not the Pacific Northwest—I’m looking at you, Paris. No complaints at all, believe me, but it’s been a reminder for me that spring wears many different dresses, and while she’s great at wildflowers and (read more…)

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On simple hospitality

Growing up, we always had people at our house. Whether it was family or school friends, my parents were quick to invite people over for a meal (my dad’s authentic Mexican cooking is legendary). But often, it went beyond filling bellies. People kept coming back because my parents offered more than just delicious food – (read more…)

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Embrace that five-foot tree: 5 ways we can give our kids more freedom

I’ve been asked several times what we’ll miss when we return soon from our round-the-world travels, and there’s a laundry list response. I’m going to miss a lot of things. But if I’m honest, there’s one thing that makes my heart sink in quiet reflection about life back in the States, and what I wish (read more…)

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#80: Round-the-world family travel – your questions answered! (part 1)

A new podcast episode: it’s a Christmas miracle! To celebrate the near end of our family’s worldwide, year-long trip (is it really almost done already?), my guest is none other than my husband, Kyle. Yep, Kyle. In this special edition episode recorded from Germany, we answer your listener questions about how to budget and pay (read more…)

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Parenting teen drivers: anticipating the “What ifs?”

Some parents cannot wait for their children to reach driving age. They either need help carting other kids around or they’re simply eager for the freedom of no longer having to play lone taxi driver. I wasn’t one of those. Though not prone to worry, I’ve received a few of those calls–the kind that merely send your heart to racing, or the (read more…)

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