Articles by Maggie Roth

Maggie is a stay at home mom with two children in the western suburbs of Chicago. She began traveling as a college student while studying abroad in Ireland and has always dreamed of traveling with her husband and children one day. Whether it’s taking road trips or major vacations, encouraging curiosity about the world and other cultures is a top priority. Maggie believes that traveling doesn’t just mean hopping on a plane – wonderful exploration can still be found in our own backyards.


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An Afternoon in Chicago’s Chinatown Neighborhood

We’ve had the great fortune this school year to meet several new families with adopted children from China. During an after school pickup conversation at our elementary school in the suburbs, a fellow mom mentioned that she takes her Chinese daughters to visit Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood frequently and eat and shop and soak in the…

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Greek-ing OUT at the National Hellenic Museum

Zeus. Athena. Poseidon. Artemis. She can name them all. And who they married. And the weird ways in which they were born/formed. And which one she identifies with most. And why we should all be reading and studying mythology instead of wasting time on multiplication facts. Our eight-year-old daughter has kinda gone off the deep…

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Get a room! With your kid…

It isn’t easy carving out meaningful time with one child. Grabbing a hot chocolate here and there, snuggles in bed, and maybe an occasional lunch is our typical approach. Even that is less frequent than we would like. However, a few weeks ago I got the chance to take my seven-year-old daughter Anna into Chicago…

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A family visit to The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

One of the wonderful things about traveling with kids is the opportunity to nurture their little minds and connect them to something bigger than themselves. History. Culture. Perspective. New tastes and smells. It’s incredible to see how kids embrace the world when given the chance. As a mom, I’m always seeking ways to incorporate these…

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