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Friendships Rekindled at Keswick Hall

We first met when our oldest kids were at a cooperative preschool. Many of our early conversations happened on the bench surrounding the sand box, interrupted by little voices calling out urgently with he took my trucks and I need to go to the potty right now! Since the kids have moved on from preschool, more »

I left my toxins in San Francisco

In preparation for our family vacation—three boys, one minivan, one very long car ride to Maine and a week making sure they don’t kill themselves in the great outdoors—my husband John and I decided to spend a romantic long weekend alone in San Francisco. As we always do when we travel alone, we made a more »

Iceland with Kids: around the blogs

The very first stop on our round-the-world family adventure will be Iceland.  Land of ice. And steam. And volcanoes. And Björk. I’ve been doing a bit of research online to get ready, and found some great information from around the blogs. The 2 Travelaholics give a great overview of the country. The folks at the Family Adventure Project more »

Sisters United in Travel

Reprinted from my February 22, 2011 article for Mount Vernon Patch. The only, and I mean only, good thing about having my sister, Marie, live across the country in San Francisco is the yearly trip we take together to make up for the fact that we live so far apart. For the past twelve years, more »

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