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Simple Parenting Advice: Focus on the Basics.featured

As I write this from the playground on a glorious fall day, it’s easy to remember why this advice, received from many sources, is so important. Yet a week ago, in the midst of overwhelm and sleep deprivation, even these simple tasks seemed insurmountable. Most of us have heard that the “basics” of caring for Read more


5 Things the National Parks Have Taught Me.featured

We love our National Parks! They are quite a departure for our city-loving personalities, and they have provided us with some of the time and experiences that we value the most. In honor of the 4th of July, I wanted to share some of the things I’ve learned over two years visiting our nation’s best Read more


On Having Babies and Going on Adventures.featured

Jeff and I have a running joke that planning life-altering trips is our guarantee of a new baby on the horizon. Oddly enough, life keeps proving this true! After 18 months of waiting, we found out one week before a trip to Ireland that we were expecting Molly. Apart from a resort stay in Jamaica Read more


Flying with Kids: Sleep.featured

One of my most-asked questions about flying with kids is, “how do you get them to sleep?” The short answer is, we don’t. We have made a handful of key decisions about travel that make all the difference in our ability to relax and enjoy the time we have together as a family. Packing lightly is high on Read more


Flying with Kids: What We Pack.featured

After 43 flights with at least one child, 37 of those with two children, and all with at least one lap child, I thought I’d share some of what we’ve learned and what gets us confidently back in the air time and again. Unsurprisingly, we take a minimalist approach to flying. On Molly’s first transatlantic flight Read more


“Have the courage to be happy”featured

A couple weeks ago, I read this article by a man whose brother was at the Istanbul airport during the attack several weeks ago. As I read the short text message from the author’s brother, I realized how many times, in how many circumstances, I have already crafted *the* text. The one to send to those Read more


Why we visit art galleries.featured

I’ve received a few questions recently about how we plan for trips and what we decide to do in cities with children. Of course what we do depends somewhat on the city, but the two places we consistently make a point to visit are the art gallery and the cathedral. Since art books have made Read more


What if we fly?featured

There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask, “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, What if you fly? Many of you may recognize this poem, or at least the last two or three lines. When I began writing this blog, I wanted a name that would communicate the Read more



For the last of couple weeks, I have been stuck on a post about gift giving and minimalism (coming soon!). Tonight, rather than revisit it yet again, I decided to scroll through photos of our travels and take some time to appreciate all of the moments we’ve experienced over the last year. I thought I’d share a few here. This Read more



Oh, Rome. I could write an epic tale about our love affair with this city. There are many reasons it feels like home. For one, how could we not fall in love with a place where this happens the first time we go (Molly): And this the second (Emma):Apart from these incredible moments, it was the first adventure Read more