Posts tagged "Parenting"

"But, mom, why not Hanukkah, too?" Celebrating winter holidays in our multicultural world

One question with six words has been on my mind for the last few days: “But, mom, why not Hanukkah, too?”  And, it’s all thanks to my six-year-old son. He uttered that one question with six words to me on Monday, November 3 – to be exact. It came right after our red shopping cart careened around a corner at a Target store near... Read more »

Raising World Citizens Wishes for the New Year

Today, just a few days into 2013, I’m looking ahead to what I hope the new year will hold for me and my family. Forever the optimist, I know it will be full of amazing adventures, enriching lessons and wonderful times – with a healthy amount of laughter, love and joy sprinkled on top. And,... Read more »

Moving Forward - And Looking Ahead

Today, just a few days after the election, the streets of my Chicago neighborhood feel, look and sound different. Gone are the political candidate placards. Gone is the polling place signage. And, gone are the streams of voters walking hurriedly in the chilly rain to go to the polls. Instead, people are remarking about the... Read more »
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Involving My Children in Today's Presidential Election

I love election day. There’s a patriotic buzz in the air. People are talking and posting about the election and the important issues at stake. People are urging their friends, families and colleagues to head to their local polling places. And, people are taking advantage of their right as American citizens to take action and... Read more »

What My Family Learned from Hurricane Sandy

I’m sure my family was like many other families earlier this week. We sat at home closely monitoring the likely path of Hurricane Sandy. We called, texted and emailed our friends and families to get the latest, on-the-ground news. And, we shared our well wishes, concerns and feelings of hope. But, I know my family... Read more »

A First Trip Abroad with Kids - to Paris

This summer my entire family traveled out of the country, to Paris, for the first time. And it quickly became the summer of many firsts. It was the first time my husband and I were brave enough to take our two sons, four and seven years old, on an eight-hour flight. It was the first... Read more »
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I Miss the Summer Olympics: The Thrill of Watching the 2012 Games in Paris

I miss the summer Olympics. It’s been a several weeks now and my family still hasn’t filled the void. We feel like we have nothing to watch on TV. We feel like there’s nothing to really rally behind. And, we feel like our patriotism needs a jump start. We want our Olympians, our sports and... Read more »

Welcome to Raising World Citizens!

Last fall, after living in the city for two years (back after a stint in the burbs), my husband and I pledged to start to expose our sons to the world. We put together our list of “must visit” Chicago neighborhoods, booked a family trip abroad (the first time we’ve done international travel since our... Read more »