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Travel Toys: How to Entertain Young Kids While Flying Across the Country

I recently had the pleasure of flying across the country with my 4.5-year-old son, M.J., and my 14-month-old daughter, C. I wasn’t at all worried about the big kid. The 4-year-old was happy as a clam to have extra iPad time. Audio books, Legos and his excitement and delight over his first time flying made […]

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Six Tips for Visiting a National Park with Your Kids

  Question: What could be more relaxing than visiting a National Park while camping with your kids? Answer: Anything. Anything would be more relaxing than visiting a National Park with your kids AND the more than 305 million other people also visiting national parks. Just look around your house right now. You probably have beds […]

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Washington, DC! A Family Trip!

I have been thinking about going to Washington, DC for almost 6 years! Ever since my daughter came home in 2010, I have dreamed about taking her to see the Obama White House. I obsessed about it! Having my black daughter visit the White House while a beautiful black family occupied it meant everything to me! […]

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What I Did For Love

Back in November I had the exciting opportunity to travel away from home and go to Florida to present at a national conference. This conference is huge, attended by people all over the world, and runs for four days.  So big, in fact, that the key note speaker was Ruby Bridges.  Ruby Bridges!  Though I […]

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Holiday Travel Tips for Your Preschooler

The holidays are fast-approaching, and this could possibly mean more travel time with your preschooler or toddler. Here is a process that we’ve used for a 5-hour trip that has consistently worked with our almost 4-year-old to keep her busy and as happy as can be expected on a long car ride. First, we separate […]

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The Long Way Home

I never know how to answer the question “where are you from?” The answer is a bit complicated. I was born in Iran and when I was 12 years old, moved to Southern California with my mom and brother. I lived in the suburbs of Los Angeles until I was 24 when I decided I […]

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When Daddy Travels…

My husband travels for work…and school…a lot.  When we moved here from Seattle over two years ago my husband’s company told him they didn’t care where he lived just so long as he continued to work for them.  We were completely blessed by that!  It also took the pressure off of finding a new job […]

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