I’m Debbie Ferm. I’m a teacher by trade, but have ventured away from that into the world of freelance writing and blogging. And I’m loving every minute of it.
I’m also an animal lover, an avid reader and mother of three.
I have a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the days when the greasy grimy gopher guts brand of marketing was practiced and everyone was selling fax machines while wearing suits and schmoozing it up. Gross.
I fulfilled one of my dreams by staying home with my kids for 10 years just soaking them up and getting to know each of them individually. It is something I would not change one minute of, and is the most important thing I feel I’ve ever done or ever will do.
During that time, I did my graduate work in education, and am licensed to teach students with learning disabilities and emotional/behavior disabilities.
Traveling is one of those things that it seems people either crave and think about all the time, or consider a luxury that is not for them. I’ve heard there are even people who prefer not to travel, which is so hard for me to believe that I can’t comprehend it.
Some couples travel without their kids, and good for them, but it was never really an option for us, so for better or worse, we’ve pretty much dragged the kids along wherever we’ve gone. Also, I would miss the little beasts if we left them at home, and I would worry and fret. I always know they will screw up at least some portion of our trip , but at least I will know they’re safe:)
If you are someone who loves to travel with your kids, we have a lot to commiserate over. Or maybe you haven’t gone anywhere since the day you conceived your first born child, and you are realizing just how lame your life has become. Maybe you’re looking for a little adventure!
In the last 15 or so years that I’ve traveled with my kids, we’ve seen a ton of cool places, and the insides of too many gas station bathrooms. I’m always amazed at the the things you can buy at a truck stop. I guess now we know where all the “Edwards for President” pins wound up!
I’ve learned some things along the way that make my life easier when we travel, and I hope that as you read the blog, you will find some information that is useful to you. You may also see a bunch of obscure, meaningless trivia. You can skip that if you want.
However you arrived, I’m glad you’re here.
Welcome to Travel Dither.