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Is There a Perfect Age for Disneyland?

Until recently, the approach my husband and I had taken to Disneyland was to put it off for as long as possible. Having never been there myself, I was skeptical about the “happiest place on Earth” hype and dreaded the crowds and overpriced admission fees. The plan was to take our daughters to Disneyland once […]

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Tips from an Expert Swimsuit Designer on How to Shop This Season

I caught up with Natasha Gatto, owner and swimwear designer for Gattina, to get the inside scoop on how to pick the perfect swimsuit for your body. Gatto ships her bathing suits and beach cover-ups world-wide from her home base in Hamilton, Ontario, Many postpartum moms share similar concerns about their “trouble zones:” post-baby bellies, bigger hips, large and heavy […]

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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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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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