Tag Archives: travel

The Culture Shock of Coming Home

If I got in my car this too-hot afternoon, I could be in Juarez in time for dinner. When we drive across the Rio Grande for Sunday lunch with his grandparents, I tell my son that if we built a … Continue reading

Posted in Living Abroad, Love in Mexico, Travel | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Adiós to Mexico

My keyboard looks like a pirate’s maw, gaping holes that were once keys, stains on others, and my hard drive is jammed full of photographs: pyramids, pink stone, parades, fireworks behind cathedral spires, and hundreds of hotel rooms I could … Continue reading

Posted in Living Abroad, Love in Mexico, Mexico | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

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

Posted in Love in Mexico, Mexico, Parenting | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Love in Mexico, Mexico, Parenting | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Parenting, Travel | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Love in Mexico, Mexico, Parenting, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sweet Mexican Education

(My latest Love in Mexico correspondence essay is live on National Geographic’s Glimpse.org. An excerpt is below, or read the whole thing here.) “Dulce, dulce, dulce, dulce,” sings my two-year-old son as I stroller him over cobblestones. Yes, “candy” is … Continue reading

Posted in Living Abroad, Mexico, Parenting, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment