- October 29th, 2012
I’m on week 4 of my news black out and let me tell you, ignorance is bliss at a time like this.
- September 4th, 2012
Moving from China to Japan, we’ve been talking a lot about bathrooms. The quality of the bathrooms is just one of the more obvious differences between the two countries.
- August 25th, 2012
Images of Mao are everywhere in China, which is amazing considering his record. Here are a few favorites, with the most hilarious Mao reference at the end (scroll down for a hoot).
- August 22nd, 2012
I had no idea what I had gotten our family into when I planned a drive through the Tibetan regions of China. Only after we’d gotten home did I discover that I’d taken my kids on the third most dangerous road in the world, which might qualify me for Bad Mother of the Year award.
- August 13th, 2012
You never know what’s going to happen on a bike ride in China. Two of our three bike rides held surprises–one good, one not so great.
- August 4th, 2012
After 52 hours on Chinese trains, I can say it was worth (almost) every minute–especially because we got to meet Peter and Na Na.
- July 31st, 2012
She was peppy and adorable and I couldn’t shake her. How I earned a friend and a new nickname on the Great Wall.
- July 26th, 2012
Our first adventure in China was a culinary one. On the day we explored Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City we find real excitement at a tiny restaurant in an alleyway.
- July 14th, 2012
China lives in Southwest Austin. Or that’s how it feels right now at our house. With a week to go till we leave for China, we are immersing ourselves in Chinese culture and history. We have been looking at books on Ancient China and watching a fascinating, highly recommended documentary about recent history called China: [...]
- May 8th, 2012
When I lived in Manhattan, I had a recurring dream that I opened up a closet and—lo and behold—there was a whole other room there I never knew about. My recurring dream when I lived in Mexico was that Whole Foods was opening a store down there so I could get all those little extras [...]
Jeannie Ralston (alias Mom) is a contributing editor at Parenting magazine, has written articles for many national magazines—including National Geographic, Life, Travel & Leisure—and has published a book, The Unlikely Lavender Queen. When she’s not writing or hanging with the family, you can find her nose in a book or a crossword puzzle. She loves to ski as well and counts her helicopter skiing expedition in Utah as one of her greatest sporting adventures. She is happy to report that she’s been to one country that Robb never has—Ireland.