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Teen Olympics

1 am – 1 pm: Synchronized sleeping while on vacation 1 pm – 6 pm: Synchronized Snapchat and resistance to physical activity

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Tale of Two Teens: A Suitcase Study

I’m convinced that the shape of the travel stuff inside their suitcase tells much about a teen’s personality. For example, I give you Sophia’s area after 2 days in a hotel room at the Hilton Boston Downtown: And Ava-The-Collector’s area of the same hotel room: No judgement – both are fine for getting our stuff from here to there. […]

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Thoughts From Massachusetts

What I learned in Massachusetts – • After seven days you run out of things to say in the van. • 6 lobster rolls in 6 days – proof I can achieve anything I put my mind to. • It’s not a good idea to take up jogging the morning after 2 Old Fashioneds, 2 […]

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Quick Antidote for Queasy Travel Stomach

Whether you feel a little motion sick from a rocky boat ride, or perhaps ate something that didn’t agree with you, here’s a quick antidote for queasy travel stomach that worked for me on our recent visit in Mexico: Plain seltzer water Juice of two fresh limes Cold ice made from bottled water Salted rim […]

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Disneyland: A Necessary Evil

Most parents I know share our view that a visit to Disneyland is a necessary evil, conjuring a love/hate relationship worthy of the best Ursula the Sea Witch impersonation. Don’t get me wrong – our family LOVES to visit Disneyland. It’s just that the whole experience is so damn expensive! Since the girls were born, […]

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Sophia Loves Jack – Part Two

Earlier this year, Sophia had a “moment” with her teen boy band idol, Jack Johnson of Jack and Jack. (To hear more about that, read the earlier post here). So when Jack and Jack announced they were returning to San Diego as part of local radio station 93.3’s Summer Kickoff Concert, the begging began. As […]

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Lair of the Bear Family Camp

[custom-mapping map_id=”6306″ height=”300″] Each summer from the time I was 5 years old, we spent a week together at a family camp called Lair of the Bear. The Lair, as it was fondly nicknamed, was open to alumni of the University of California system, and since my dad was a graduate of UC Berkeley, we […]

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