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  • Surviving a Road Trip with Teenagers

    My boys and I are doing a pretty long road trip this week, which is best explained on my other blog: Click right here to read about it. (We’re rescuing a litter of puppies in Tennessee.)
  • Vacation Without Baby

    Vacation Without Baby
    There's sleepless nights, guilt and tantrums, but there's also pure happiness, pride, joy and unconditional love! There's no debating that being a parent is an emotional roller coaster, with many ups and downs, it's quite a ride!  Moms and Dads need a...

    Is Voluntourism Actually Helping?

    High school students applying to colleges are now being advised to avoid focusing on their “voluntourism” trips when writing their college essays. Having your parents pay the bill so you can spend a week “helping” in a sunny locale...

    Green Wheels: Connecticut Keeps Losing Time and Money to Traffic Delays

    Green Wheels: Connecticut Keeps Losing Time and Money to Traffic Delays
    FAIRFIELD — Business put me on I-95 on Sunday, a day when I used to count on clear sailing. And I was in luck — southbound. The road was clear, but for about 20 miles I watched northbound traffic backed up bumper to bumper, measuring...

    A Trip to the Theater: 'Matilda' on Broadway

    A Trip to the Theater: 'Matilda' on Broadway
    Last winter, we were in New York City to see the "Christmas Spectacular" at Radio City Music Hall when my son, Sam, spied a billboard for "Matilda the Musical", soon to arrive at the Shubert Theater on Broadway. Deeply interested in a third-grade unit...