8 Wonderful Reasons to Visit Paris with Kids

8 Wonderful Reasons to Visit Paris with Kids

Getting Real with Shadra Bruce We took our kids to Paris in 2016 as part of our 30-day trip to Europe that coincided with our daughter’s “I Do Take Two” – she and her husband had a small ceremony in the states with her U.S. family, then had a...
15 Travel Tips for Flying Alone with Young Children

15 Travel Tips for Flying Alone with Young Children

Getting Real with Shadra Bruce Going out of town for the first time as a single parent?  Probably thinking it will be the worst flight ever. We’ve done our research, prepared for the nightmare ahead of us, and put together the best list we could for flying...
Sharing Quebec and History

Sharing Quebec and History

14 years ago when I went with my Alfred University French class on a spring break trip to Quebec City and Montreal, arriving in Quebec City was a magical experience. It was like being transported to old world Europe. I’d been to Europe on my honeymoon, but...
Perfect Imperfection

Perfect Imperfection

I am in Quebec City, a place I have not been for 14 years, since taking a trip with my French class. It was quite significant that I was able to go on that trip, as a non-traditional student with five kids at home. It remains one of the best memories of my time at...
First-Day Travel Tears

First-Day Travel Tears

It’s day one of our spring break trip. I’m going on about 5 hours of sleep,  for about the 400th day in a row. Last night, Dave and I were in Buffalo for the Nick Mason concert. We drove home this morning – a 2-1/2 hour drive,  finished packing, and...