The Scouting Trip

One Traveler

Today while boarding the plane to return home, we were waiting in that tunnel (yes the claustrophobic one) and Chris was talking to another traveler.  Skye politely asked him why he had only one arm.  It was an honest observation.  I held my breath hoping her curiosity was met with Read more…

By LJC, ago
The Scouting Trip

Schools and Struggles

Back in 2000 I remember trying to decide where to go to college.  I actually sent deposits to two schools, UNH and Cornell, because I was torn between choosing the familiar versus the unfamiliar.  UNH was on my home turf, a little too much as it was within a half Read more…

By LJC, ago
The Scouting Trip

Lucky

I am exhausted, but I didn’t want to crash before getting some of my thoughts written down. There’s a lot to process. Yesterday and today we visited schools in the Monteverde area. Both were excellent and we will have to wait in order to find out if there are available Read more…

By LJC, ago
The Scouting Trip

Less Is More

Less is more. My mother lives by those three words and for that I feel blessed.  She instilled in me an understanding of how it is possible to have less and still make it in this world. I admire her ability to remain committed to simplicity amidst a time of Read more…

By LJC, ago
The Scouting Trip

This having fun s*** is hard.

As my husband stood at the kitchen sink doing dishes before we left for the airport, I heard him lecturing the kids about not leaving food on the dishes in the sink.  I came charging down the stairs to defend them.  It’s probably me who put them there.  We yell. Read more…

By LJC, ago
The Scouting Trip

Warrior Meets Worrier

It’s not 6:00am yet, but we leave today and our 3-year-old son is awake and ready to start his day.  He has a nasty cough and I’m hoping it will only improve throughout our trip. Did I mention that I’m really good at worrying?  Don’t be fooled as you read Read more…

By LJC, ago
The Scouting Trip

Something More

Will your husband keep his job? This is one of the first questions that comes up when talking about our decision to travel with young kids for a year.  How I answer that critical question seems to determine the responses and additional questions that follow.  The truth is we do Read more…

By LJC, ago