Hi Readers! I am off to Spain for a few days to give a talk in Madrid on Free-Range Kids. Specifically, on how to get kids back outside — a worldwide concern.

In my absence (yes I”m bringing my laptop, but no, I’m not sure I’ll be on it 24/7 like I am here), I’d like to introduce our guest host for the next few days: The Deputy!  She’ll be blogging while I’m trying to figure out how to use Euros in a pay phone.

Hasta la vista! — Lenore

16 Responses to Introducing…

  1. deanne October 24, 2009 at 3:14 am #

    Have a great trip!
    I’m looking forward to hearing about the free range vs helicopter debate from a Spanish perspective.

  2. Jo-Ann October 24, 2009 at 3:25 am #

    Have fun!

    I too am interested to hear a perspective from overseas.

  3. beanie October 24, 2009 at 3:35 am #

    Lenore: Pay phone? 6-year-old kids have cell phones in Europe! lol.


  4. Ender October 24, 2009 at 3:35 am #

    Blogging from a payphone is not going to be fun. The touch-screens are horrible for typing on. Just use your hotel wireless with your laptop or get a local pre-pay SIM for your phone/laptop.

  5. pedro homero October 24, 2009 at 3:43 am #

    Hey, i live in Madrid, and i would like to check it out with the wife. Where are you going to talk?

  6. Kali October 24, 2009 at 4:03 am #

    Have a great trip!

  7. Rachelh October 24, 2009 at 4:41 am #

    Jealous, jealous, jealous… Whoops, did I say that?

    Have a great trip!

  8. Tracey R October 24, 2009 at 5:57 am #

    Have a good trip!

  9. Jan S October 24, 2009 at 6:36 am #

    Have a great trip Lenore. Welcome to your substitute blogger!

  10. a_note October 24, 2009 at 7:54 am #

    Italy needs you too 🙂

  11. babelbabe October 24, 2009 at 9:49 pm #

    i was hoping for one of your sons : ) free range blogging!

  12. Lola October 24, 2009 at 11:08 pm #

    @pedro homero: Hey neighbour!!! Wonder how many of us Spaniards hang around here. If I can make it to Lenore’s talk, maybe we could get together for a drink or something…
    Lenore, I’m trying to get hold of a couple of copies of your book, but I can’t find them anywhere. Would you sign me a t-shirt instead? 😉

  13. Pedro Homero October 25, 2009 at 5:38 am #


    ¡Hola Lola!
    I’m not Spaniard, i’m Portuguese but, yes, we’re neighbours – i live in Madrid, too!

    Where and when will that talk take place? Let’s try that, yeah. Me and the missus are still child-less, but that doesn’t make this subject less important or interesting.

  14. pedro October 26, 2009 at 3:09 am #

    Hey, i found out when this is – it’s gonna be the 28th… but in the morning! I’m working mornings this week, and i will not be able to change it. Damnation! The whole thing stops half an hour before i leave work. :

    Anyways, y’all have fun! More info (in spanish) here >

  15. Lola October 26, 2009 at 5:50 am #

    @pedro: Thanks for the info. I´ll try to make it, but I’m not sure I can find a babysitter for the little one at that time. BTW, if you want some first-hand experience in parenting abilities, I can lend you some of my 4 monsters for a couple of days; we could do with some time off 😉

  16. Pedro Homero October 26, 2009 at 7:33 am #

    @ Lola – 4? wow, that’s… a lot! I’m sure you’d love the time off, but i’m not sure we could handle 4 kids like that, ehehe!

    Anyways, enjoy the conference if you manage to get there!