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Thursday, August 16, 2007
A professor at the Matagalpa Spanish School
The roosters wake you. You emerge from your room to find your host mother, who greets you with a smile, a plate of fruit, and a sing-songy "¡Buen' dia, mi hija! ¿Como almanece?" ("Good morning, my child! How do you rise?"). The best way to learn to speak Spanish is to go abroad and study. And you'll find fantastic deals on language-immersion classes in Nicaragua. read more
Sleeping in strange hotel rooms can be scary or unsettling for small children. Buy your child a pillowcase with his favorite character—such as Scooby Doo—and use it at home. Then take it with you when you travel, and your child will be more at ease in a hotel room. (This strategy also works when you're visiting grandparents.) —Heather Crow, Rio Rancho, N.M. read more

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Buildings by a canal in Amsterdam
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