Cindy Richards is the mom of two who gets her muse from traveling the world, usually with one or both of her kids in tow. In addition to writing the Suitcase Packin' Mama blog and travel stories for Chicago Parent, she writes the TravelingMomwithTeens blog at TravelingMom.com, where she also serves as editor. She is a long-time 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 Chicago Parent. She teaches in the graduate school at Northwestern University's elite Medill School of Journalism, has won many awards for her writing and been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Mother's Day Deal for Motherhood Fans
April 27, 2012
Moms attending Motherhood: The Musical on Mother's Day will get free donuts and a $10 gift certificate--and laugh until they cry at the hysterically funny show.
Check out these family travel tips
April 24, 2012
Tips on finding the right vacation rental...and finding a lost kid or rental car at a theme park.
Traveling to Honor Mother Nature
April 20, 2012
Sunday is Earth Day, which marks the first day of a week of free entry into all of our national parks.
Motherhood is a hit on the stage
April 16, 2012
"Motherhood, The Musical" will have you in tears -- tears from laughing so hard.
Best. Camera. Phone. Ever.
April 7, 2012
The HTC Rhyme takes better photos than any digital camera. And it's easy to use.
Kids can pull their own weight--in luggage
April 4, 2012
With the lightweight Ricardo spinner suitcase, your kids can pull their bags through the airport.
Head to Vietnam with Disney
March 26, 2012
Adventures by Disney, the high-end family vacation tour company run by the world’s most famous mouse, will be heading to southeast Asia in 2013.
It's a small world after all
March 22, 2012
Kids are the same all over the world.
Four non-baseball things to do with kids in Mesa, Arizona
March 4, 2012
It's another month until opening day of the official Major League Baseball season in Chicago, but in sunny Arizona, the Cactus League already is underway, with the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox opening their spring training seasons this weekend.
How to save money on family travel
February 24, 2012
The three priciest pieces of a family vacation are food, lodging and transportation. If you can save on those, you can make a family vacation that much more affordable.