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I'm an author, school counselor and mom with a knack for noticing empowered youth. I write regularly about family travel. What does passing the torch mean to you? Share your version every Tuesday for Pass-the-Torch Tuesday.

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Latest Blog Posts for Pass the Torch

  • Pay Less for College – Ebook Review
    on Jun 14, 2014 in Parenting
    I am a school counselor, a former financial planner and a parent with two kids in high school. I can tell you this is an excellent primer for financial planning for college. This book is written by a CFP and covers all the basic concepts that address...
  • Octopus’s Garden – Book Review
    on Apr 2, 2014 in Parenting
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  • Passing the Torch
    on Mar 27, 2014 in *Empowerment
    I started this blog in 2006 and at the time I titled it “Pass the Torch” with the sincere commitment to use it to focus on how to build character in my kids and put them out into the world someday as adults I’m proud to have had inf...
  • Zoom! Zoom! Sounds of Things that Go in the City – Review
    on Mar 2, 2014 in Parenting
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  • South Africa – Tips Part II
    on Feb 7, 2014 in *Travel with kids South Africa
    Here are a few more tips from our South African Adventure: Check the exchange rate When we visited South Africa in the summer of 2013 the exchange rate was 10 to 1, meaning we had a strong purchasing power with US dollars. While South Africans exper...
  • Family Adventure – South Africa
    on Jan 12, 2014 in *Travel with kids South Africa
    This past summer our family traveled to South Africa and this is a list of tips that helped to make this a great adventure! Don’t assume the flights are too expensive We traveled in June-July and the roundtrip flight from Chicago to Johannesbur...
  • Passing the Torch on the Roadside
    on Sep 15, 2013 in Parenting
    Last weekend my husband and 14-year-old son were removing brush at our land, when they saw a retired man with a broken-down 80’s truck on the road. He was pulling a trailer with an antique car on it, and his wife had their shared cell phone at...
  • The Monstore – Book Review
    on Jul 15, 2013 in Giveaways and reviews
    A book boys will love! Girls too – but I always have a soft spot for books that capture the attention of boys. The Monstore, by Tara Lazar and James Burks, is a fun and colorful story about a hidden store that sells all sorts of “usefu...
  • The Lost (and Found) Balloon – Book Review
    on Jun 25, 2013 in Giveaways and reviews
    The Lost (and Found) Balloon, by Celeste Jenkins and Maria Bogade, is a beautifully illustrated, rhyming picture book about a little girl who sends a note on a balloon. The balloon takes a trip around the globe and as the story unfolds, children won...
  • Passing the Torch
    on May 20, 2013 in Parenting
    I have the privilege to witness the fruits of torch-passing these days. My daughter has volunteered for two years filming book talks for elementary students. Now she’s hosting a book drive with these students, to share the books with youth in...
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