Tag Archives: Love in Mexico

Dia del Niño

“When we see a pretty flower, we stop to look at it and smell it, right?” My son keeps his face hidden. He gets shy when strangers gush at him. “And seeing that flower makes us happy, right?” He nods … Continue reading

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Good Friday: A Child Meets Jesus in Mexico

  “Who is that man?” my son asks as soon as we arrive. The man playing Jesus is wearing a white tunic. There is fake blood on his face. I take a deep breath and leap. “Do you remember at … Continue reading

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Travel With Your Children

Yes, it’s difficult; but what isn’t? Yes, it’s not what it used to be; but what else is new since you became a parent? Yes, you have to pack half your house; but do it anyway. Travel with your children. … Continue reading

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Welcoming Springtime in Mexico

Morelia, Mexico, welcomes springtime with this desfile de niños…

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My “Under the Mexican Sun”?: On Imagination and Travel

Is it lack of imagination that makes us come to imagined places, not just stay at home? “Questions of Travel” by Elizabeth Bishop Driving across Guatemala in my old Salvadoran Volvo, Steve and I planned a school we would open … Continue reading

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Comparative Parenting, or, Freezing My Babies in Mexico

“Señora, his feet!” The woman rushing at me over the cobblestones, well-dressed in a beige pantsuit, all but gasped in horror. I stopped pushing my son’s flimsy stroller, but before I could defuse the situation, she had my toddler’s bare … Continue reading

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A Healthy Body Politic? Vaccines in Mexico

“Un momento,” called A’s teacher Anita as we strollered away from his Montessori school one afternoon. When she caught up, she handed my husband a small slip of white paper printed faintly on one side. “Today they came to give … Continue reading

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