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Christmas in Solvang

If you live outside California, you may never have heard of Solvang– a charming village near Santa Barbara that was founded by Danish settlers in 1911 (the name Solvang means “Sunny Fields” in Danish). When deciding whether to visit Solvang, ask yourself, is your favorite part of Ikea the cafe where they serve the Swedish […]

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Why Do Disney Movies Always Kill Off The Moms?

When Frozen came out and everyone was raving, I thought about taking my three-year-old daughter to her first movie. The reviews said the film was smart, with strong female heroines and great music.  I could almost taste the popcorn and Milk Duds until I read a little further and found out the main characters’ parents […]

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Old School Rules

While cool kids strive towards ever more advanced, portable and tiny phones, I just bought the most gigantic, tethered landline I could find. That’s right, we’re talking to you corded. Call it kitschy, retro or ridiculous, but I love my new wall phone, just like the one we had in our kitchen growing up (except […]

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One: Singular Sensation or Loneliest Number?

The day we found out I’m not pregnant (again), Dave, Viv and I went walking in our neighborhood and spotted an adorable family.  A smiling mom watched her son and daughter – ages 3 and 5 – racing up and down a grassy hill, squealing with laughter.  “Do they always get along so well?”  I […]

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