Cindy Richards is the mom of two terrific teens who gets her muse from traveling the world, usually with one or both of her kids in tow.
She is editor and part owner of www.TravelingMom.com, a Web site for moms who travel with and without their kids. She also writes the Suitcase Packin' Mama blog and travel stories for Chicago Parent, an award winning regional magazine.
Richards is a veteran journalist who has worked as a reporter, editor and/or columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune, as well as serving as an editor at Chicago Parent. She teaches in the graduate school at Northwestern University’s elite Medill School of Journalism, has won many awards for her writing and been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.