About Me


Hi! I’m Jessica.  Welcome to Suitcases and Sippy Cups, my little corner for sharing our family travels and encouraging others to travel too.  When I am not traveling, my most important job is being a mom to my four sons.  Not only do they call me mom, but they call me teacher, as well.  Homeschooling has been a part of our life since my oldest son started Kindergarten.  Though I don’t know what the future holds, I hope that homeschooling will be part of our life for many years to come.  We love to learn together.
In my spare time, I own and operate a small curriculum company that produces fine arts curriculum. In between teaching, writing, and all my mom duties, I occasionally find time to do some scrapbooking and play the piano.
My husband and I have been traveling together since we were high school sweethearts, and his wandering parents invited me to join in their family travels.  Traveling will always be a part of our family, and I look forward to many trips and multitudes of adventures together.

Learn more about our family and our traveling:

How It All Began
How We Roll
Meet My Travel Companions

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Lisa June 16, 2011 at 10:03 am


I just wanted to let you know that your Twitter button under “follow us” does not take you to your twitter page. It says that your page can’t be found. I was able to do a search to find you, but I thought you might want to know that the link needs to be updated…don’t want you to miss out on any possible followers! :)



Lauren September 9, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Your travels are an inspiration!  I am planning on taking my family on a long trip sometime soon, I just need to set aside the time to figure it out.  Thanks for keeping us inspired and on the road to traveling w/ kids!


Andrew Graeme Gould February 17, 2012 at 11:17 am

Sounds like a challenging, but very interesting life! All the best from Santiago de Chile…


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