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Protecting Your Children from Online Threats

The internet has become an increasingly popular source of entertainment and education. However, for our children, it can be a dangerous place. In this society, it is unrealistic to isolate yourself or your children from technology: not to get a mobile phone or avoid the internet. There are several things you can do to ensure…

Rituals: A Mother-Daughter Story

We have a ritual in our house, my eight-year old and I, where she lays out her clothes on her bedroom floor the night before. She spreads out pants and shirt onto an invisible body, imagining what she’ll look like in the morning when she wakes up and gets dressed. I check to make sure…

Not Drowning in Motherhood

The other day I sat with the ocean breeze on my face, the sun burning down on my skin, and the silliest grin on my face as I watched my girls jump in the ocean and my husband play in the sand with our toddler son. Just like any other time I’ve sat in those…


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7 Tips to Enjoy a Hotel Stay With a Baby

Originally posted on August 2nd 2016 Not long ago I traveled from Portland to Seattle for my younger sister’s baby shower. (Squee! A squishy niece-to-come!) We spent just one night in the emerald city to the north and stayed in the Alexis, a boutique hotel blocks from Pike Place Market with gorgeous, spacious rooms and a fantastic…

Traveling With Teens in the Caribbean Sea

“You should get combat pay for that.” Not exactly the expected reaction when you tell folks about summer vacation plans. Deserving combat pay was one of my favorite replies, (and still makes me laugh out loud) but it’s a perfect example of the responses I had grown to expect as I told folks about a…

Travel: Conejo Valley for Kids

[top_ad]One of my favorite things about traveling is discovering new places. Along with being exciting and sometimes even adventurous, finding a new spot to love can be, well, a little humbling. I’ve called California home for more than half my life, with stretches in both the northern and southern parts of the state. Just when…


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