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    baby proof: sleep away from home.

    There have been a lot of questions and so here’s my best effort at answering how we’ve handled sleep and a toddler while spending more than a month away from home.Here’s the thing: In…

    June 30, 2016 14 Comments
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    evening in saint-malo.

    On the evening that we arrived in Saint-Malo, the light made the city glow like a colorized old-timey postcard. You know the ones? Everything cast in a pale yellow or green-blue or washed-out gray.…

    June 27, 2016 15 Comments
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    baby proof: travel tips from a toddler.

    It must be known that a two-year-old is an intrepid traveler: all gut checks and self-care and general enthusiasm for the new and unexplored. To be fair, a two-year-old is also a terrible traveler: indifferent to…

    June 21, 2016 21 Comments
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    photographing a family vacation.

    I’m not an expert of photography, but over the years I’ve developed a philosophy on picture-taking while on vacation that I thought might be helpful to share.Over the course of a family vacation, it’s possible…

    June 14, 2016 20 Comments
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    visit france.

    Here’s a donkey apropos of nothing at all. But isn’t it fuzzy and cute? I think we could all use an extra dose of that today. I’m working with the French national tourism site,…

    June 13, 2016 5 Comments
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    brittany, 9 pm.

    We’ve been singing rounds of Wheels on the Bus, except instead of rousing odes to wheels and windows and wipers, we’re celebrating a rowdy bus of animals: cows and doggies and fish, if you’d like to know.…

    June 9, 2016 12 Comments
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    two nights in paris with onefinestay.

    This post is sponsored by onefinestay, “pioneers of handmade hospitality.”Luxury is a relative term. There are times of life when a stay in a questionably clean hotel room with a shared hall shower and no…

    June 8, 2016 9 Comments
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    paris with a toddler.

    If the flaneurs walked turtles, then parents of toddlers have chosen to walk moody puppies who shift from sleepy and complacent one minute, to bubbly and delightful the next, to wailing and obstinate, and back ’round…

    May 31, 2016 30 Comments
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    go for a wander.

    While we’re busy battling jet lag, missing coffee meetings with friends while we oversleep, and generally bumbling about town with our eyes half-open, here are a few thoughts on traveling—somewhere nearby or far flung—and…

    May 26, 2016 16 Comments