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FAMILY Blog: Fall Festivals, Family and Fun

One of my favorite things about fall is the plethora of festivals. Although they seem to come all at once, in a six-week sprint between mid-September and Halloween, these events give us a chance to be outdoors in the beautiful fall weather, learn a little bit more about some aspects …

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FAMILY Blog: My 3 R’s For September

Growing up, I used to look to September with a tinge of excitement. The beginning of a new school year meant getting a clean slate – new teachers, new clothes, new classmates, new activities, new books – the list goes on. In many ways, it felt like a “pre-New Year.” …

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FAMILY Blog: On the Road Again

It’s that time of year again: Time for family, time for festive cheer, time for giving, and yes, time for the dreaded family holiday travel adventure. Most parents cringe at the idea of a long-distance road trip — being in confined quarters with backseat sibling battles over who gets to …

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Falling in Love with Fall

Being from Southern California, I love my cut-off shorts and flip flops. But there’s something to be said for boots, hats and scarves. Not only is the look fashionable, but unlike in warm California, they’re must-have accessories for our chilly seasonal weather change. And the upcoming season just happens to …

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FAMILY Blog: The Lens of Fatherhood

Our family has just gone through a big transition. After 23 years, we’re now retired military. My husband, and father of our three kids, is no longer wearing his uniform and having folks salute and call him “Sir.” While we don’t plan on saluting him at home to compensate, we’re …

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FAMILY Blog: The Best Birthday Party Ever!

When I was growing up, we didn’t have birthday parties. Maybe it wasn’t the thing to do back then. But I still have fond birthday memories. My German mom would wake me up with a birthday greeting: “Sylvchen, Hertlichen Gluckwunch Zum Geburtstag!” and a kiss and a hug. I’d wear …

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FAMILY Blog: Reflections From the He(ART)

Sleek cases of coated wood, full of art materials, serve as the base of a towering pile of art books and New Yorker magazines that flank my desk. Within the cases are an elaborate array of pastels, acrylic paints and colored pencils that haven’t been touched in years. They serve …

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Poshbrood Elizabeth Thorp Elizabeth Thorp is a travel writer, family travel expert and the founder of Poshbrood.com a swanky family travel website and curated catalog of mom-tested and Poshbrood-approved family friendly properties. Poshbrood offers real parent reviews, travel deals, and celebrityinterviews. Check out her blog! Very Busy Mama Maria Jose My blog is about sharing things …

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FAMILY Blog: A “Kinder Gentler” Resolution

I have to admit I’m a New Year’s resolution hater. Resolutions seem like a good idea – eat green, exercise, organize. All good, except no one wants to do those things. We go on an annual communal diet to cut back on all things good, and as with traditional diets, …

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FAMILY Blog: Twinkling Lights & Holiday Traditions

A blanket of white settles over our homes with overcast skies and dustings of snow that catch the fading sun rays, making the snowflakes sparkle and shine in the moonlight. The usual chaos that surrounds the holiday season is softened and the calmness of the moment can be savored. It’s …

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