Posts with Label: Tips and Tricks

Why We AirBnb

Why We AirBnb

Traveling with a bigger family can be expensive.  Obviously buying six plane tickets or train tickets adds up, but we also have other added complications because of the size of our group. We almost always need advance dinner reservations if we want a table at peak times because it’s hard to squish six extra people […]

What On Earth Happened?

What On Earth Happened?

Last month we went to a presentation one evening at the kids’ school called “A History of the World in 20 Objects”.  The presentation was given by author Christopher Lloyd, who wrote the book “What on Earth Happened”, and it was nothing short of amazing.  The kids loved it, Matt and I loved it, and […]

To the New Mothers, From an Old One

To the New Mothers, From an Old One

We’ve got lots of new babies coming into our lives this year: Matt’s cousin’s daughter just had her first, several close friends are having firsts, and my baby sister, eight years my junior, is having her first this summer.  (Which is sort of astounding to me, because, as one of my close friends, who has […]

Kids’ Chores Update

Kids' Chores Update

We’ve officially revived our morning chore routine, just as I said we would back in February, and I could not be more glad.  I wanted to give a little update on how we do it, what works for us, and why I love it. Every morning, each child has a single chore that takes no […]

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