Pussy Riot and the Motherland

Pussy Riot and the Motherland It’s been forever since I traveled to Russia. Maybe not forever, but more than 20 years now. I did a semester of high school there, where I lived with an incredibly dysfunctional host family who schooled me in vodka and told me that if I sat on concrete, my ovaries...

AK Turner on How to Raise a Maverick

AK Turner on How to Raise a Maverick My latest podcast appearance was on an awesome new show called How to Raise a Maverick, hosted by Emily Gaudreau. She’s a fierce advocate for children and a mom who knows that protecting your kids doesn’t mean shielding them from the world. She also has...

Why Learning a Language Should Be on Your Bucket List

Why Learning a Language Should Be on Your Bucket List   I’m currently studying Portuguese. It’s hard. The linguistic capabilities of my youth (at one point considerable – I was a Modern Languages and Linguistics major with an emphasis on Russian) have faded. I first fell in love with Russian and then...

The Joys of Traveling With Children (Over Age 30)

The Joys of Traveling With Children (Over Age 30) Here’s a little levity on the downside of traveling with kids and how best to lie to them when the situation calls for it. This guest piece from Elaine Ambrose originally appeared at The Huffington Post.    If given the choice between traveling with small...

9 Lifesaving Tips to Survive Homeschooling Overseas

9 Lifesaving Tips to Survive Homeschooling Overseas   Whether you’re on a two-week vacation in the middle of the school year or embarking on a six-month sabbatical, if you have kids in tow, chances are you need a plan to keep up with their education. If you can survive traveling with your kids, you can survive...