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Travel has been a passion of mine for decades.  Now, as a mother of two little ones, I’m attempting to prove that parents do not have to give up our traveling ways once we have children. Here you will find accounts of my personal travel experiences – with and without my children – as I balance it all: a non-travel related career, a family, and a travel lifestyle.


Mrs. Lincoln's Attic | Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Family travel guide to Abraham Lincoln historic sites: Midwest edition

April 15, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln. It’s incredible to ponder just how much of an impact Lincoln still has on our country, even more than a century later. While much emphasis is placed on Lincoln’s Presidential story, one of the objectives of For the Love of Lincoln was to relay the […]

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It needs to be said…

I strongly believe in doing what’s right and following the rules. Apparently, there is someone out there NOT following the rules, and this person (persons?) has copied all of my content and photographs off this blog, THE WORKING MOM’S TRAVELS, and published it onto an impostor site called Mom’s Travel Diary. I don’t encourage you […]

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North End, Boston

In love with Boston’s North End

As a lifelong Chicagoan, I’d always felt this kind of connection to the city of Boston. The two cities share some similarities: both are known as hard-working; have diverse ethnic populations; and, among other things, are home to baseball teams with losing records of historic proportions (though the Boston team remedied that situation earlier this century). […]

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Katholische Kirche St. Michael | Vienna, Austria

Giving Vienna a second chance

Vienna is a city I’d always wanted to visit and that wish finally came true for me last year. My family and I spent five days in Vienna, doing our best to live like locals, and had an enjoyable time. Still, I left the imperial city feeling less than 100 percent in love with it. […]

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Thomas Cook #ExploreTheElements | Earth

#ExploreTheElements: A photoblogging challenge

The Thomas Cook travel company has challenged travel bloggers and photographers to use four original photos to represent each of the four natural elements: air, water, earth, and fire. I was nominated to participate in the challenge by my dear and wildly talented friend, Amber DeGrace, of Fine Craft Living. Not one to let my […]

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Visit to Grand Rapids Downtown Market

One thing I’m always sure to do when traveling is visit food markets. It’s a delicious way to get a taste of the regional flavor and to mingle with the locals. Some of the best meals I’ve had while traveling were either at food markets, or I bought ingredients at the market and prepared the meals myself. Meals […]

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