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My Two Loves

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Happy belated Valentine’s Day, my beloved blog readers. Just think about this – if you’ve been reading the blog since I first started – we’ve been ‘in a relationship’ for nearly a decade now. That is some serious commitment to each other! Hard to believe I’ve churned out some 851 posts thus far. Who knew […]

February 15, 2017
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A Kid-tastic Weekend in Philly

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Last weekend we took a family road trip to Philly.  This was a very kid-centric trip and we had 2 specific destinations on our agenda.  The first was Sesame Street Place, a Sesame Street theme park with rides, shows, and character meet-and-greets.  Think Disneyworld, but with Sesame Street characters. It was the perfect time of […]

October 21, 2014
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Fun at the Farm

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We decided to spice up Labor Day 2014 with a little trip to the countryside.  We had intended for it to be a family trip, but Nick had to bow out at the last minute because the hot water heater was leaking.  So it ended up just being Nia and I. After doing a bit […]

September 2, 2014
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Beating the Heat in DC

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If you’ve lived in DC in the summer, you know that it’s a muggy, sweaty mess.  There are only two sure-fire options to beat the heat.  1.) Run from air-conditioned place to air-conditioned place or 2.) Get in (or on) the water.  Given that we have a toddler that needs space to move, we opted […]

June 16, 2014
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Sarah Discovers Kirtan (and digs it)

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In honor of Mother’s Day I decided to stretch myself and try something new.  That something was Kirtan, which is basically singing meditation done in Hindi or Sanskrit in a call and response format. I first heard of Kirtan from my friend Jennifer Alexander who leads Kirtan at Moksha Yoga in Chicago. Since I’m just […]

May 12, 2014
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Soccer Class for Toddlers

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One of the things I will miss most when I leave Peru is a group called Miramoms.  This group grew organically from a desire to connect the Peruvian and Expat Moms of Miraflores.  While originally an email list, it has now expanded to include a website, Mom outings, Holiday parties and classes such as music […]

February 7, 2014
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