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4 Things I Wish Other Drivers Would Do

I love to drive. I love to drive with the windows rolled down and the wind blowing through my hair, with the radio playing my daughter, Ilse’s, and my favorite songs (currently Belinda Carlisle’s classic “Heaven is a Place on Earth”). I love to drive down empty freeways in the morning and on grey, foggy […]

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How to Do Wine Country with Kids

The other day my three year old asked me when we were going to wine country again. My husband and I smiled and mentally gave each other high fives because her question means our plan is working. We’ve proven to her that wine country is fun for both kids and adults. I’m always surprised when […]

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International Travel with a Toddler

My family and I recently returned from our first international holiday together. We traveled to Germany for two weeks to spend Christmas and New Year’s with my parents. We took tons of photos, spent hours at the local Christmas markets, and ate all the local sweets we could stomach. Our daughter, Ilse, even experienced her […]

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Northstar :: Your Next Family Vacation

*This post is sponsored – but the thoughts and feelings are our own, and we only work with businesses we believe to be reputable and resourceful to our readers.   Last week my family and I experienced the winter wonderland of Northstar California Resort at Lake Tahoe. Wow! What a way to start off the […]

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The Traveling Parent

I travel for work a few times a year. Sometimes it’s for two days; sometimes a whole week.  Pre-baby, I packed my things the night before a flight and made sure milk and eggs were in the fridge, as my husband is quite self-sufficient. Now with a child in tow, I’ve had to reexamine how […]

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Read This Before Applying for a Passport in SF

I’m going to give the U.S. Postal Service the benefit of the doubt that my frustrating experience applying for my kids’ passports here in San Francisco was not the norm. In case it is, though, I’m passing along to you what I learned. Apply early. It can take up to six weeks to receive your […]

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