How to Travel to Europe With Kids

Hello darlings! We are back from a great adventure that took all six of us to Spain, England, and France. It was incredible, hard, wonderful, and now a bit surreal. After my 1300+ picture download, it’s hard to know where to start. If you’ve ever wanted to travel abroad with the family, here are some […]

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Traveling Back in Time

Cope and Nelson were able to be part of a fantastic project last month:  Recreating a scene from an old photograph found in Andover’s archives. “Naughty” Ned Set in the 1800’s, this was Andover’s first school house.  Cope was May and the narrator.  They really got into it.  (It’s all about the drama) A one […]

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Book Review: “Small Fry” by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs (her father is Steve Jobs, you know, that Apple guy) is a terrifically-written memoir. From the start, Brennan-Jobs has a difficult task. She’s going to be judged by a higher standard. Is this a celebrity memoir or something else? It’s something else. Phillip Lopate’s review: “No other book or film […]

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A Really S-L-O-W Summer

I’m feeling something I haven’t felt in years: the huge relief of a slow, summer day. Honestly, it makes me a bit weepy. At the moment, my two older kids are traveling (England) and working (grounds maintenance) and the younger two are in school until June 23rd (have to admit…it’s lovely quiet!) Graduation has occurred, […]

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10 Reasons You Might Want to Go On a Cruise

Before this year, I’d never been on a cruise ship before. It’s not the type of vacation my parents ever took us on growing up. Cruise ships were for other people. Besides, getting on a boat with a few hundred strangers? No, thank you. But when my mother had the brilliant idea of taking her daughters and […]

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