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Chicago

This past spring I stumbled upon an article about the exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago, Van Gogh’s bedroom’s, and I knew that the boys would love to go. Ever since our trip to Amsterdam, the children have grown a great fondness for his work and happily search for his works at our regular visits to our own Art Museum, here in Boston.  The exhibit...

Patagonia and the Falkland Islands

In March, right at the tail end of winter, my little family and I went on one of the wildest/fantastic/marvelous/extraordinary/ remarkable/unparalleled/wondrous vacations ever.  All truths, because really to describe Patagonia you’d need all of the positive synonyms in its description.  I’ve wanted to go to Patagonia for awhile, and almost as much as...

New Orleans

New Orleans, oh my, a place that instantly reaches inside your chest and pulls a little bit of your heart out. Maybe it’s from growing up with Disneyland as a huge part of your childhood or maybe it’s not, Liam asked to move there a dozen times at least, and he’s only been to Disneyland a couple of times as far as his recollection goes. Needless to...

Michigan

I have a friend, Rebecca, from high school who now lives in a neighborhood of Detroit with her beautiful little family, where they run a successful company with a honorable mission and purpose.  We’ve been able to stay in touch through the years, which I’m forever grateful for, because once you know a person like Rebecca, you hope to never lose the...

Cape Cod

I can’t recall too many of my kindergarten days, but I can almost say with certainty that they didn’t involve much study on early American History, or any history at all, and that’s one of the reasons why I’m so grateful to have the ability to hand select what we study and when we study it.  We live in Boston, which feels like we got spoiled...

Nantucket

A little over four years ago my friend, Emily, suggested I join instagram, because she knew how much I loved taking pictures and on the other hand how much I love looking at others’ photographs.  I quickly started following along, watching pictures of strangers lives, which somehow started to influence my own daily routine with my children.  Actually, the first...

Montreal

Our trip to Montreal was decided when we came across a list of the best Insectariums across North America, and since we were doing a unit study on insects it seemed like the perfect reason to go. It’s within driving distance from Boston, they speak French, which we are currently trying to learn, and the city had a ton of other great things for us to see and do...

The Netherlands and Belgium

Even the mention of traveling with small children elicits raised eyebrows, and telling people, proudly, we are taking our three very young children to Amsterdam, is no exception. We had been talking for years about going to Holland to see the Tulips in the spring, and early last year we decided that we would finally make it the year that we took it off of the...

why we wander

Traveling has always been a thread in our life together, even before children, Sam and I would fly to Chicago for an evening of deep dish pizza or travel to Ireland for a weekend wrapped in emerald green.  Once we began our family it became almost impossible to separate ourselves from our path of wander, since children elude so much wonder wherever they go, our...