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Traveling to Ohio, Part II: The group photograph.

Posted by on Mar 23, 2011 in new mom, nieces, ohio, photos, traveling | 8 comments

I have three really awesome nieces. Cara is four and a half and is sort of tomboyish. She isn’t the type of girl to dress up like a princess for Halloween – she’d rather be Yoda. She’s into all things planets and outer space, and she has a list of things she would take on a trip to Saturn (juice boxes, a sweater in case it gets...

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Traveling to Ohio, Part 1: Packing.

Posted by on Mar 22, 2011 in airplanes and babies, new mom, ohio, packing, traveling | 5 comments

I hate packing for trips. I hem and haw and hem some more over what to bring. I study the weather reports and try to pack accordingly, but I know it’s inevitable that if I’m traveling, we’ll experience a sudden heat wave the likes of which San Diego has never seen before. Ditto in San Francisco. Or maybe the beginnings of a hurricane in...

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