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Published January 6, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. | Updated April 4, 2022 at 7:59 p.m.

click to enlarge Thinking about going home - JESSICA LARA TICKTIN
  • Jessica Lara Ticktin
  • Thinking about going home
Since September, Kids VT contributor Jessica Lara Ticktin has been traveling the world with her family, homeschooling three daughters along the way — while pregnant. This is her final post.

"I must cross the Atlantic."

This became my mantra. Like a European explorer hundreds of years ago, I had only to get to the New World. Then the baby could come. Nothing else would matter, as long as we were on the right side of the Atlantic Ocean.

At Gatwick Airport in London, I wore layers of baggy clothing and a long scarf draped over my belly. I propped the girls in front of me as we waited in the check-in line. I had a letter from a doctor in Israel (written, so conveniently, in Hebrew) saying I had a normal pregnancy and was OK to fly. But how would this go over when I looked like I was nine months pregnant?

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

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