Passports and Pacifiers
Traveling the World, One Tantrum at a Time
Welcome to the true story of two crazy parents traveling with four small children…on a budget.
Part memoir, part guide, this travelogue serves an inspiration to new and seasoned parents alike. Starting with two bumbling parents taking their Never-Sleep infant to Italy and ending with an adventure across Scandinavia, Passports and Pacifiers follows a naïve, baby-wearing family on eight memorable, and nap-centered trips.
Praise for Passports and Pacifiers:
"A parenting memoir and travel guide that will inspire families to have new experiences." Kirkus Reviews
“Conversational, lively, humorous tone...Enjoyable and memorable.” The BookLife Prize
"Impressively informed and informative, deftly written, having a wonderfully entertaining commentary throughout, and thoroughly 'parent friendly' in organization and presentation, 'Passports and Pacifiers' is fully and unreservedly recommended for personal, family, and community library Parenting collections." Midwest Book Review
"Reading Kaitlyn Jain's very funny stories made me feel regret for not traveling more when my children were young... but also huge relief I didn't." George Mahood, author of Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain
“Passports and Pacifiers reminds us all of the dream-mare that comes with traveling with your children…Kaitlyn Jain gives you the permission, inspiration, and information you need to get out and see the world again!”
Erin Hatzikostas, former corporate CEO, TEDx speaker, and author of You Do You(ish)
"Passports and Pacifiers is an impossible-to-put-down book that is part travelogue, part advice column for would-be jet setting parents. Jain is a talented storyteller who takes us on journeys from the gelato shops of Italy to the beaches of San Diego, from Mayan ruins in Guatemala to cruises to Helsinki. For parents wanting to raise their kids with memories and meaningful encounters with cultures from around the world, this is a must-read."
Jason Farman, author of Delayed Response: The Art of Waiting from the Ancient to the Instant World
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Passports and Pacifiers
Kaitlyn Jain is a world traveler and dedicated mom to her four young children. She has visited over twenty-five countries and nearly all fifty states, dragging her kids wherever she can. She loves seeing and trying new things and aims to instill compassion and love of travel in her children. In addition to working in corporate America, including USA TODAY, Kaitlyn serves as PTA President, reluctantly runs, and hopes to soon coach her kids again.
Kaitlyn received her BA in Economics from Davidson College while playing Division I volleyball and earned her MBA from NYU Stern while carrying her first baby. She has written for Chicken Soup for the Soul. She lives in Maryland with her husband, children, and playful Boston Terriers. Passports and Pacifiers is her first book.
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