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What Are Your Three?

6 Mar
© Ping Foo, Flickr Creative Commons

© Ping Foo, Creative Commons

Did you happen to catch Matthew McConaughey’s Oscar speech?

Sure, it had your typical Hollywood elements of narcissism, divine shout-outs, and a complete disregard for larger matters that his own character brought to light.

None of that impressed me.

What did impress me, however, were the questions he posed regarding the three things a person should consider each day: Continue reading

Sevilla

23 Sep

SevillaPlaza

On a dreary Seattle day, I escape to memories of Sevilla.

Watercolor corridors, geometric plazas, the smell of orange trees, hamhocks in windows, the distant clap-clack of the Flamenco …

Never been? I have one word for you: GO. Here’s what you need to know.
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Top 3: Multipurpose Travel Items for Moms

12 Sep

Toddler Train TravelAs I approach another solo-parent trip with my toddler, I’m making my list and checking it twice. Efficiency is key when you have to pack and plan for two people, and here are a few go-to’s I’ve picked up over the years.

Bookmark this for the next time you’re making your travel list.

Bonus tip: Save your child’s packing list on your computer. Then you don’t have to start from scratch each time!

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Top 3: Inspiring Tales from the Con

7 Mar

IMG_8609What do you think of when you hear “Comicon”? I’m guessing your top 3 would likely include comic books, nerd herds, and costumes. Excuse me, epic costumes.

That’s what I thought three years ago. Then I attended one for the first time. Now my top 3 would be inspiration, imagination, and motivation.

Why? Because of the self-driven authors and illustrators I discovered at these events. And every year I find more.

These people are risking their time and money to follow their creative hearts. In the process, many of them are also teaching their kids to do the same, through both demonstration and direct involvement.

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Top 3: Kids’ Books of 2012

16 Jan

Here are three of my favorite kids’ books published last year. If you don’t have them, check them out. I think you’ll like them as much as your kids do.

And if you’re interested in my other Top 3’s, check out my recommended blogs for moms and apps for traveling toddlers.

Have your own Top 3 or favorite books of 2012? Send them my way! I also take Top 3 requests (just ask @Trixie360).

Top 3: Kid’s Books of 2012

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Top 3: Blogs for Moms

29 Oct

Top ThreeWelcome to my new “Top 3” feature.

Today, I’m highlighting three of my favorite fun (and helpful) blogs for moms.

In the future I’ll cover books, video games, board games, TED Talks, crafts, and whatever else suits my (and your) fancy.

So let me know what you’d like to see!

Please note that I have not been approached by any of these sites, nor have I received compensation. I genuinely like them.

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