The day I hit a little girl with my car

I shared this story a few years ago, but as Bubs on the Move’s audience has grown I think it is worth re-sharing – simply because it is an experience that deeply informed my perception of road safety  “Road works, a cyclist to pass, the open road ahead, and then a sickening crunch. “I’ve hit…

The traveling family gift guide

Hand on heart Christmas challenges me.    What to do – reject the excesses altogether?  Alternatively I can fill my children’s lists with abandon even if they consist entirely of lame kid products dreamed up specifically to turn to junk on our playroom floor?  I vacillate in my Christmas approach from year to year.  At…

Traveling with a sensory child

“Sensory kids”.  You know if you have one.  I have two.  Having a sensory kid makes every day parenting substantially more challenging.  I laugh when I hear parents complaining their children are picky eaters and then go on to describe the nutrient dense items they are able to feed their kids.  Parents of true picky…

Hidden travel costs. Budgeting for family travel

If you listen closely you might just hear me sigh.  Two days out from our next big trip and, despite being a veteran traveller the last minute costs are piling up.  I’m not talking about the airfare and accommodation costs – these were paid for long ago.  There are many lesser known travel costs that,…