At Malahide Castle, Malahide, Dublin, IrelandHi! I am so glad you’re here!  My name is Jody Halsted and you’ve found my little home on the web.

Family Rambling is actually one of 4 websites I run, but I call it my ‘home’ because it is my oldest site and also the site where I let my *sparkling personality* {anyone else wish they had a sarcasm font?} shine through.

A little about me {since you clicked through I am assuming you want to know…} 

I’m a freelance writer happily based in the Midwest. Unless winter drags on too long, then I am grudgingly based in the Midwest.

I’m married to a man who I first met in high school- and then had to ‘meet’ three more times until we actually began dating 16 years later!

We have two beautiful daughters who are growing up far too quickly.

I am obsessed with all things Ireland.

I love my RV.

As my daughters are entering the teen years we are all discovering that they don’t need me anymore. Which means I have more time to devote to my own interests!

What You’ll Find on Family Rambling

This website has existed, in a few forms, since 2004. That’s a long time in blog years.

And it has gone through some transformations as my family has grown and our lives have changed.

From the early beginnings as a family travel site you’ll find tips on traveling with young kids.

From the mid-years you’ll find loads of fun destination advice across the US.

And more recently you’ll find more personal travel musings as well as my new #50_before50 project.

Overall, Family Rambling is a bit of everything. An ongoing journey through life.

I’d love to have you come along for the ride.

Welcome to Family Rambling.

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