Booking It Through History: First Ladies – The Jefferson Ladies

Thomas Jefferson, our third president, was a widower so his daughter filled in as acting First Lady during his presidency. Learn more about her and her mother - both named Martha! - in my new Booking It Through History: First Ladies post.

Booking It Through History: First Ladies – Abigail Adams

Learn all about our nation's second First Lady - and the first to live in the White House. Abigail Adams was a woman ahead of her time. Read about her life, legacy, and how to walk in her footsteps in my new Booking It Through History: First Ladies post!

Conciergerie (Paris) This less famous museum is very near Notre-Dame and is a quick yet meaningful site to see.  This is the famous Paris prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her beheading. The museum is housed in a building on the Île de la Cité and is also close to the Sainte-Chapelle. Entrance to the … Continue reading Conciergerie (Paris)

Cluny Museum (Paris) I admit, I am not the biggest fan of the Middle Ages.  It just has never been as compelling to me. Maybe I just can't imagine myself in that time period so I have a harder time becoming immersed in it.  I was skeptical when my husband wanted to stop in the Cluny Museum, … Continue reading Cluny Museum (Paris)

Musée de l’Armée Invalides (Paris) This museum is a huge repository of all things military.  The galleries of most interest to children are the World War I and World War II galleries so after gaining entry, go up the staircase just across from the gift shop to go directly to these rooms.   The museum does a good job … Continue reading Musée de l’Armée Invalides (Paris)