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For winter break we decided to take a mother-daughter trip down south. We jumped on Jet Blue $189 direct flight from JFK to Charleston for our 4 night stay. Our hotel, The Vendue, built in 1760 and beaming with old history though modernly furnished (and chic), was perfectly situated in historic downtown, and walking distance from almost everything. Our […]


For reasons I cannot quite fully understand, my eight year old has not gotten over her “there’s a new baby in the house” jealousy even though her younger brother will be five (that’s years, not months) in a week.  They’ll be playing together happily but then things will take a turn for the worse. Cue […]

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Our friend Jessica went away on a last minute vacation to Mexico, and needed to get some sandals for her toddler overnight. She went on Diapers.com and found a huge selection of Saltwater sandals, all super on sale, starting at $12.


I grew up in Southern California, so the idea skiing for the day is a completely foreign.We would drive five hours in a sputtering diesel to Mammouth Mountain and would make a vacation of it.  I live in New York now and have only recently rediscovered my love and longing for skiing. Our friend Frank recently […]

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If you live in the northeast and are looking for a winter family getaway, you should check out the Chateau Montebello, the world’s largest log cabin hotel, located in between Montreal and Ottawa. It’s a lovely place to be when it’s freezing outside—simultaneously impressive and cozy. Its lobby has a six-sided fireplace right smack in its […]

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