Halloween Around the World
We're sharing a few of the ways Halloween around the world is celebrated. Take a peek and see if any of the options on this list inspire your family to change things up this year!
Diverse Books: How to create a more diverse home library for your kids
Diverse books offer an opportunity for conversation. More conversations about race and diversity between parents and their kids is a good thing.
How to Talk to Your Kids about Race and Racism
Don't underestimate what your kids are watching, seeing, hearing and learning. The time to talk to them about race and racism is now. Here's how to start.
Alone Together Games to get you through Covid19
The only thing that makes a gamenight better is being able to rope in unsuspecting victims...er...I mean... open up the games to friends and family. And while quarantines and #stayhome promises make it tough, I have discovered a few online options that can feel almost exactly like the real thing.
Online Activities for Nature-Loving Kids while they #StayHome
These #StayHome options are bound to please animal and nature lovers, big and small, and give you something new to talk about at the dinner table.
Activities for Kids while they Shelter in Place
I've worked from home full-time since 2007 and there were many days when a kid was looking up at me with expectations of entertainment. Trust me, I know what you're going through.
Keeping Parents and Grandparents Busy while Social Distancing
So many of us are unable to hang with parents/grandparents right now. These links will help keep them mentally active and safe while you're apart.
The Importance of Telling Your Own Story
Most people don't take the chance to reflect as often as I do, but that shouldn't stop you from sharing your story anyway.
How to Talk to Your Kids About Civil Rights – Alabama with Teens
On a trip to Alabama, I showed my teen son the history of the civil rights movement
Motherhood can mean Your New Beginning too
Did you know that my kids literally were the reason my travel writing career started? If not for motherhood, it might never have happened.
Family Travel: A Teen Perspective Proves It’s Worth It
The Lessons Travel Taught 13-year old Cameron Davis are lessons we could all stand to learn. The teenage,r who has been traveling with his family since he was a baby, shares a few in his new article for Intrepid Travel.
Parenting: The Question That Could Change your 2018
My answer to this one parenting question was spontaneous, but it remains how I’d hope to answer that question today. Seeing it written down made such an impact on me that I wanted to share it with you, along with a suggestion.
Teen Travel: 36 Hours in Stratford, Ontario
Traveling with a teen? There are some key things I learned on a recent Teen and me trip to Stratford, Ontario. Keep these rules in mind for your next trip.
Jamaica Generations: The Grandparent Effect
This trip to my parents' homeland of Jamaica was, in my mind, about my parents and my kids. It's why I remained blissfully unaware of the emotional minefields awaiting me until I stepped on them.
Raise a Traveler, Change the World: Caroline in Guyana
We spoke to Caroline about her experience in Guyana, the lessons she's learned and the advice she has for others looking to participate in similar trips abroad. She shared these five tips
Raise a Traveler, Change the World: Dan in Laos
If there had been odds placed on where Regina, Saskatchewan- born Dan Kwasnicki would end up at age 28, Laos would've been at about a billion:1. The fact that he'd be there after spending four years in Korea? Even less likely. And yet, that's exactly what has happened.
Raise a Traveler, Change the World: Ava Liu in Peru
Recently I spoke with three Canadians who with the help of Cuso International and Global Affairs Canada are working to make the world a smaller place. Let me introduce you to them. First: Ava Liu in Peru.
Passport Party Project: Countdown to Toronto
The Passport Party Project’s genius is that it doesn’t just have an effect on the tween and teen participants; it affects every one of us who comes into contact with them.
Europe: Should you let your kids travel in wake of attacks?
We’re talking about OUR kids and that always makes for cloudier judgment. Our natural instinct to want to protect them and save them from any possible harm is a reality. I get that. So what to do?
The Social: Parenting Mistakes
Are you trying to be the perfect parent? Struggling with picky eaters and losing your type-A mind over messy rooms? This week the Mom Panel on The Social came clean about parenting mistakes.
Exploring My Parents’ Homeland: A Guide to Jamaica
Exploring my parent's homeland has been one of my favourite travel memories. Here are some resources for planning your own trip to the island paradise of Jamaica.