Washington, D.C. (With Kids)

Well, it’s been an intense week.  Time to lighten things up a bit, shall we? I thought I’d offer you my tips on visiting D.C. with kids.  Obviously, it’s a worthwhile place to visit — for so many reasons — but it is also a very child-friendly city, and we really enjoyed it. So don’t be afraid […]

St. Peters Basilica: 7 Quick Takes

Rome — where do I begin?  On some level, Rome is like every other big city out there — traffic, noise, the constant activity of people doing all the things that people do in big cities.  But Rome is also strangely unlike any other big city in the world– it is literally bursting at the seams with all things Catholic — […]

7 Quick Takes in Florence

You may have read last week’s post about our time in Assisi.  If not, you might want to begin here.  For the second leg of our family pilgrimage in Italy, we chose Florence.  Perhaps it’s not the first place you would think of for a family pilgrimage — but believe me, there were many unexpected blessings to […]