24 Hours in Ukraine

It may seem odd to some that on the way from Belarus to Poland we absolutely had to divert and stop for one night in rural Ukraine. In some ways does seem a bit juvenile, but it also feels like an expression of who we are: a family who craves new, educational and immersive experiences.…

Vilnius, Lithuania – A Challenging Family Christmas

We drove into Vilnius in the early evening after leaving Riga on the 23rd of December. It was dark and raining heavily when we arrived at our hotel, the Radisson Blu. Caroline, our five-year-old, was sick. She had moments where her eyes were clear followed then by periods of lethargy. She complained of terrible pain…

Getting on the Bus of Life Experience

My kids receive a weekly allowance for helping out around the house and being responsible in getting their homework finished on time. Each receives the equivalent of half their age weekly which then gets lovingly placed in their piggy banks. When payday comes they are giddy with excitement as they dump out all of their…