Little Storytellers

A couple of years ago, I took a very important trip to Guatemala on behalf of a charity where we visited families in desperate need of assistance of many kinds. The kids played on their dirt floors, with the chickens on their property, and most importantly they played with smiles on their faces with each other. I won’t forget their beautiful little faces, especially when I would show them the photos that I took of them on my digital camera. Their eyes would light up and they were just astounded by seeing their reflection in the technology. I see those...

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Pushing Normal

“When are you going to be a regular mom and not work?” Zoe asked from the back of the car the other day as I was bringing them to school. I’m not sure what “regular” means to her, but I told her that I was proud of my work, and that I would try not to be gone so much in the future. The past month or two have been incredibly busy, and while I’m happy and fulfilled and grateful to be able to earn a living doing what I love, I’m finding it’s pressing the boundaries of my comfort zone more...

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Family Travel: Dabbling in the Details

When I was little, during the summers my sister and I would go back home to visit our dad and family in Ohio. We’d spend the summers catching fireflies and swimming and playing from dawn until dusk with our cousins, and on occasion we’d take a road trip with them to Niagara Falls. In those days, it was perfectly fine to camp out in the back of a large passenger van while the adults drove. I remember those moments so vividly, how much fun I had with them playing games and eating snacks-so much fun that I barely remember actually...

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