Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



mouse's picture mouse

Scooter vaguely remembers a few things (mostly about the sand on the beach) from our trip to Hawaii when he was almost 3 1/2. And as a parent, I feel it's my job to pick out things to remind him of; they become part of the family history and, even if not as vivid for the kid, something to share.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

L. insists he remembers things from Rochester, but he was just 11 months old when we left--I can't imagine how he could!

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

We took a long trip when I was five to the west/southwest. California. Arizona. Disneyland. Grand Canyon. I have that same imagery that you do, like snapshots in my mind. I love taking trips, I just wish my husband were more adventurous!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I sometimes have to work on my hubby, too. Strangely, he was the one who really pushed the idea of taking a trip here for Spring Break. Then he got a case of cold feet, and I took over in the pushing. Together we made it happen!