Hiking Half Dome – a family adventure

2012 has been a year of mother-child trips in our house; in April, I took kid #2 on a big adventure over the pond. This last weekend, I took our oldest to Yosemite National Park for a hike up Half Dome. Both adventures were outstanding, and my children amazed me in different ways, and we

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Food, travel and finance writing: the day job

Sometimes, when I am not writing for Kitchen Gadget Girl about our family fun in the kitchen, I can be found writing for other worthy websites, including: Foodily Blog: Can-it-Forward: Preserving Tomatoes, Planning a Block Party, and Is it a cabbage? Is it a lettuce? Cooking with CSA. Credit Sesame Blog: 6 Ways to Save on Your Next

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South Dakota and Minnesota driving vacation

Last month we spent two weeks visiting South Dakota, including Mt Rushmore, the Badlands and Jewel Cave, and Minnesota, mostly in Park Rapids, a vacation destination in the north west part of the state. Three awesome things happened in this vacation: 1. We rented a stand up paddle (SUP) board from Lake Surf in Fargo, ND.

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