“It has always taken courage, stamina, and self-sacrifice to be a mother, and this is especially true in our hectic modern world. Indeed, bearing a child and giving birth are the very definition of gutsy. As a woman, it also takes guts to travel boldly…”
These are the opening sentences of the book by Marybeth Bond, with the same title as this post. I ran across a preview of the book on Google Book Search and before I knew it, I had spent a considerable time reading it. In celebration of Mother’s Day – albeit a late one – I thought of featuring the book in this blog so as to give you a peek into its pages.
The book talks about traveling from the eyes of a mother. More than that, it details the unique experience of going on trips with your children. It is definitely different from going on trips with your partner or with other adults but it is not a tad less wonderful. Indeed, traveling with your children can give you a whole new perspective on hitting the road.
Furthermore, I like how Marybeth Bond does not overlook the fact that mothers can travel on their own from time to time – leaving the children behind. She actually dedicates a whole chapter for this topic. Aside from highlighting the intangibles of family travel, she also provides practical information on planning and organizing a family trip.
This is one book that must be included in your collection.