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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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Tips for Traveling with Children

Travel shouldn’t be torture, but it can feel that way when you have children with you. Like everything else that the parenting life throws at you, however, the more you do it, the easier it gets. Because of jobs and … 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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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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“Dashboard Crucifix” on Glimpse.org

My son may not be safe in all the ways that he could be. He might not be safe at all. But I want more for him than his bodily safety and my peace of mind. I also want him … Continue reading

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La Venganza Baby

La venganza—that’s what stomach distress is called in Mexico. Moctezuma’s revenge on Mexico’s invaders. La venganza set in for me the Saturday before Christmas. We’d been at a party until our toddler broke Baby Jesus out of the nativity scene … Continue reading

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On Backpacks and Babies: An Auto-Cartography

This essay is the first of my Glimpse.org articles to go live. You can read the whole essay at http://glimpse.org/on-backpacks-and-babies-an-auto-cartography/ This morning, Steve and I woke up late and tired because our two-year-old had been up twice in the night … Continue reading

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