Four years ago, my job required me to travel every week from Connecticut to New Jersey and spend at least one night there. At first I was thrilled to have a night to myself - away from my 3 kids under 5. After about two months, life started to get complicated. I sought out other moms who traveled for work to find out how they dealt with the guilt, the uber-scheduling and their partners. I learned there are no magic fixes but advice from the traveling mom trenches made my life so much easier.
Moms travel to volunteer, to adopt, to heliski, and to vacation with family. They travel with medical challenges, with small kids, with grand kids and elderly parents. The point is that a mom's travel interests go beyond a family vacation. You will find their stories, tips and personalities here, on TravelingMom. I am on a mission to interview as many moms about their travels as I can. After all, the best travel guide is another mom.
TravelingMom.com editor, Cindy Richards, is a veteran Chicago journalist who has worked as a reporter, editor and/or columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune, as well as serving as an editor at two of its award-winning magazines, Chicago Parent and Catalyst Chicago. She teaches a graduate-level journalism class at Northwestern University’s elite Medill School of Journalism, has won many awards for her writing and been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
After all of that, she finally came to her senses and asked: Why chase thieving politicians when you can get on a plane and chase the sunset? Richards now finds her muse in traveling the globe, generally with one or both of her terrific teens in tow. She shares her expertise, both as a journalist and traveling mom, as editor of this site and as the TravelingMomwithTeens blogger.