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The great affair is to move: 9 truths about travel

We just passed exit 204 somewhere between Greensboro, North Carolina and Williamsburg, Virginia. It’s 10:39 p.m., and while the youngest one has managed to dutifully pass out in his carseat, the older two are up late watching a movie on the iPad. This marks the end of Day Seven on our family’s road trip, wandering (read more…)

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What it means to hop on a bike

Sigh… I’m a happy gal right now. It’s near 11 p.m. on Thursday evening, my boys are playing on the iPad (shock! horror!), and my mom is sitting next to me. Tonight, we had so much fun. For those of you who came, thanks. I absolutely loved seeing all your kids—mamas sling-adorned with three-month-olds, strollers (read more…)

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Of beignets and brisket and börek

When I’m busy or stressed, I tend to grab whatever food is nearest—not the best culinary habit, I admit. So with the book release this week, I’ve taken to eating some fare that hasn’t exactly settled my stomach. I’ve been craving vegetables for weeks, which is a wee sign that my body longs for health. (read more…)

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Printable travel game

A few weeks ago our family hit the road as we made the big move from Alberta, Canada, to sunny Arizona. Along with packing, cleaning, and the various tasks that come with a move, I knew I’d also need to prepare for the long drive ahead of us. With an ample snack assortment,  a handful (read more…)

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Around the world

So I’ve alluded some here on the blog, a bit on Instagram, and hinted around a bit on Facebook, but I haven’t been too specific about our plans yet, simply because they’re still etched in lightweight pencil with an eraser nearby. But enough of you have asked, and it’s not a secret, so I figured (read more…)

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