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Photo Friday

Anytime Fun with Marshmallows

If you’re looking for a fun activity whether on the plane or at home trying to avoid the summer heat, grab a bag of mini-marshmallows! You can have so much fun with marshmallows.  If you lick one end then it sticks! Ella had fun sticking them on her nose. Of course this can get a … Continue reading »

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The Perfect Photo Opportunity

Last summer when we were in Ft. Worth, Texas for my sister’s wedding, John (age 1.5 at the time) and I were awake before the others. I decided to take John outside for a morning walk so that the others could keep sleeping. We wandered around the Ft. Worth Stockyards and I spotted an ice … Continue reading »

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Kids Love to Fly

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My Family (How We Vacation on a Budget)

This is my family. We love to travel but don’t love to spend money. Our jobs often give us the opportunity to travel with the kids without breaking the bank. Our annual trip to Newport, RI is one of those times when we tag along with my husband, Wally, when he goes to work. My … Continue reading »

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I Wish I Had 4 Arms

This was us boarding on John’s first flight. He was just 10.5 weeks old. I could have used an extra set of hands. I often wonder why women don’t grow and extra pair of arms during pregnancy. Wouldn’t that be convenient? Since I can’t have four arms, I would normally recommend you use a carrier, … Continue reading »

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Unexpected Fun

I always emphasize that when traveling with kids you should bring plenty of toys and activities to keep them occupied. For an idea on what toys I pack for a toddler, click here. However, it’s also important to be open to “non-toy” items that can entertain. With infants it can be quite entertaining  to see … Continue reading »

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Tide Pools

I’m planning to soon write a post on some things we love to do in San Diego that aren’t the top tourist things. One of those is visiting the tide pools at Cabrillo National Monument. This is from our visit there last year. Have you ever been there?   I’m hoping to be able to … Continue reading »

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Grand Old Flag (Photo Friday)

This is our favorite flag in one of our favorite cities to visit. It is in the old Naval Training Center in San Diego, which has now become a beautiful neighborhood with houses, townhomes, shops, hotels, parks, and recreation. We lived there for 8 years before moving to New York. I’ll write more soon about … Continue reading »

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Finding Inspiration

We have a subscription to Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. I actually used to think this magazine was for the rich elite. I never took the time to look at the by-line: Truth In Travel. Their description on Twitter is: “Truth in Travel is our guiding principle: Condé Nast Traveler always pays its own way, and, … Continue reading »

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Licking Lollipops

This week I go back in time to when Ella was just 2.5. We kept her from eating candy at all until she was two. This paid off on flights because I was able to use lollipops to motivate her to get in her seat and buckle up or to turn off electronics when it … Continue reading »

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