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Apple picking in Petaluma

Apple picking in Petaluma

It’s Fall! And I’m ignoring the fact, as I do every year, that we’re heading into the hottest part of the Bay Area summer and instead joining in with the rest of the northern hemisphere in celebrating all the cheesy festivities of Autumn. Without a doubt my favourite time of year. (Not to mention the run up to Christmas – yay, ok deep breaths….). We may not be able to cosy up in woolly things quite yet, but this part…

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A Beach Day with Mummy

A Beach Day with Mummy

We’re lucky enough to have three or four great beaches nearby us here in Marin, but I sometimes holding back from visiting the wilder beaches during the week when I’m solo parenting due to fear of losing a babe or two to steep dunes, surf sized waves, rip tides. (Or simply having to lug a 40lb toddler across soft sand.) We have a lovely ‘baby beach’ at the end of our street which is a mecca for toddlers, paddle board…

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Magical Muir Beach and Slide Ranch.

Magical Muir Beach and Slide Ranch.

Our favourite weekend activity is kicking around the wild and beautiful beaches of the Marin Headlands with the kids in tow. When we had just one, easily packaged, baby boy we would hike around with him in the baby backpack.  At nearly three he is of course determined to be ‘out!’ of any travel contraption, plus we now have another small human to cart around with us.  So we’ve had to think of new ways to enjoy the coast that…

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Our 4th

Our 4th

Anyone who knows me knows that I am big on festivities. Birthdays, Christmas, Fridays… anything that can be dressed up and given a theme, I’m on it with bells on.  As I’ve mentioned before here, it’s one of the things I love about living in the US, where every change of season is ‘a thing’ that deserves its own Williams-Sonoma table centrepiece.  So, as you can imagine, I have jumped all over this 4th July situation; a day with its…

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Another American / Our favorite family winery.

Another American / Our favorite family winery.

What exactly is happening with the passport situation in California right now? We went to make an application at the local post office for Margot’s first passport last week, only to find that appointments for passport applications were running at a 9 week wait! The same was the case at pretty much every post office I called in Marin County…  ` Baby’s first passport has to be applied for via a face to face application with both parents present. For…

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