Day-by-day: Family Christmas Markets trip

December 2016, we took a Christmas Markets trip over the school holidays. DH had wanted to do this for years and because the kids were out of school on December 15, we had enough time before Christmas to make this trip possible. Christmas Markets are an annual tradition in Europe, street markets that celebrate the season

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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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