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Many families hesitate at the thought of extended travel with middle-school and teen-aged children. In our overscheduled and often frenetic culture, it may be the most powerful gift you can give them. Emotional and spiritual growth of emerging teens are equally as important as academics and sports. Travel offers the gift of unstructured time away from, the…Continue
Posted on January 10, 2014 at 9:32am
The birth of empathy between siblings is a beautiful thing to witness. One of the many unexpected joys of living abroad is watching the way such a powerful experience changes your children. For the better. Kids who travel together, learn to rely on each other in a deeper way than life in suburban America demands.
When we left for Italy, Katie and…Continue
Posted on August 3, 2013 at 3:05pm — 2 Comments
There came a point when the routine of my life began to annoy me. Don’t get me wrong. It was a lovely routine that involved the blessings of children, but with that came dishes and shopping carts and lots of time in a car. I understood the need and comfort of it all and even thanked God for it, usually on Sundays at ten o’clock.
I began to regard this ordered…Continue
Posted on September 7, 2011 at 10:01am