Language Learning: Tackling Vietnamese with The Dropout Diaries

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FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInEmail Anyone that has ever tried to learn a language knows it’s not easy, especially if you are not dealing  with your native alphabet. Barbara from The Dropout Diaries shares some of her struggles trying to learn this difficult, but …

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Parental Controls: How to Lock a Kindle

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FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInEmailI am a very slow learning. You would think after almost 3 years of living with Dek I would know how smart he is. But no. It took $32.99 worth of downloads to remind me. Until recently Dek did not …

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10 Ways to Avoid Being an Annoying House Guest

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FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInEmailAs the host to many a visitor coming to Seattle, I know how straining house guests can be. It is exciting to open your home to others, but after a few days you do tend to want your house back. With that …

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Translating Food Allergies

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FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInEmailMy friend had a major mom scare last week. She handed her toddler son a pistachio nut. Within an hour he was vomiting and breaking out into red splotches. It was a terrifying experience for her and one that could …

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Bringing baby food on a plane

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FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInEmailWhenever we have to travel with baby food I treat it just like any other liquid we need to carry on a flight. Everything gets put in a clear quart size plastic bag. I make sure to stick it in …

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How to get Infant or Toddler Passport Photos

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FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInEmailAh photos. Kids love to ham it up, adults like to hide when the camera is whipped out. But what about when you HAVE to have a photo taken? Sure we as adults can stand in front of a white …

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12 Days of Christmas with a Twist at Butchart Gardens

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FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInEmailI will always have a soft spot in my heart for Christmas lights. When I was a child we would drive around North Jersey when visiting my grandparents. We were headed towards THE Christmas house in the area. A couple …

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Baby Jet Lag Blues

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FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInEmailI’d like to rip my ears off, drown them in a stiff drink and sit alone on the beach. That’s what I am thinking as I am trying to get my son to sleep in Seattle after a 3 week …

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Enjoy the Helpful Crew On Cathay Pacific Airlines with Kids

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FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInEmailIn general, I do not think much about my airplane experience each time I fly. It is a means to an end. I usually fly United or US Airways just because they have a non-stop from Seattle to Philadelphia, and …

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Jet Lag and Adjusting to a New Time Zone

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FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInEmailTraveling across time zones is always tricky. I have found loads of advice in baby and travel books, blogs and from other parents. Some say you should always keep your child on your time zone and not switch to local …

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