Cindy Richards

Contributor

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.

Past articles

Airlines add another family-unfriendly fee

A few ideas--sneaky and otherwise--for families that hope to avoid paying extra to sit next to a child on the plane.  Read...

 

The Joys of All-Inclusives, On Sale

All-inclusive resorts are one way to make sure mom gets a vacation too. And two terrific all-inclusives are on sale now. Read...

 

Have you been to Traverse City?

Traverse City is a charming town in northern Michigan that used to be one of the country's best kept secrets. Not any more. Read...

 

Mother's Day Deal for Motherhood Fans

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. Read...

 

Check out these family travel tips

Tips on finding the right vacation rental...and finding a lost kid or rental car at a theme park. Read...

 

Traveling to Honor Mother Nature

Sunday is Earth Day, which marks the first day of a week of free entry into all of our national parks. Read...

 

Motherhood is a hit on the stage

"Motherhood, The Musical" will have you in tears -- tears from laughing so hard. Read...

 

Best. Camera. Phone. Ever.

The HTC Rhyme takes better photos than any digital camera. And it's easy to use. Read...

 

Kids can pull their own weight--in luggage

With the lightweight Ricardo spinner suitcase, your kids can pull their bags through the airport. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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