#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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The art of neighboring

I have amazing neighbors. I love my whole block, but two families in particular – the Lloyds and the Majerniks – are a big part of our lives. A constant stream of favors flows between our houses. We have the biggest garage so we store our neighbors’ extra bikes and snow tires. The Majerniks have the sandbox (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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Cuppa reads

Happy weekend! Last night we went to the wedding of one of my dear cousins—the last marriage celebration of my generation. I grew up near most of my cousins (I even attended high school with several of them, including last night’s bride), and gatherings like this remind me how much I appreciate the closeness of (read more…)

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10 gifts for the expecting mother

15 gifts for the expectant mother

My eyes filled with tears the first time I saw the ultrasound of my future niece arrive in my inbox. I wasn’t a mom yet, but I remember the joy I felt for my brother and his wife so well. It was intense. I couldn’t wait to snuggle that little girl in my arms. I (read more…)

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