Archive | January, 2017
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It’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, and We Just Went Back in Time

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana Kendra’s grandparents were both Holocaust survivors. Her grandfather, Felix, spent two years living in a Swiss refugee camp at Diepoldsau before escaping to the Dominican Republic. Her grandmother, Martha, left Germany for Britain, and then also made her way to the Dominican […]

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Cubbies – the Best Winter Mittens for Kids

Gear Review: Cubbies – the Best Winter Mittens for Kids

During the wintertime, our kids spend a lot of time in the snow. For years, we’ve struggled to find the best winter mittens for kids that would stay on their hands and keep the snow out. Though some products were better than others, ultimately at least one of the kids would lose a mitten and end up […]

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Snowshoeing on Weir Hill

Adventures in Snowshoeing on Weir Hill

It’s hard to believe we were hiking in shorts and t-shirts just over a week ago, and today we romped with our snowshoes in six inches of snow. We watched the snow fall all day yesterday, hoping for that perfect mix of enough snowfall paired with a sunny post-storm morning. As soon as the kids woke up, they […]

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voting day

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

2016 was a rather quiet year for us… though busier in some ways, with lots of milestones for the little ones. Addison turned six, started first grade, lost her first tooth, and had surgery to remove her tonsils and adenoids. She has a love of all things teal, American Girl dolls, and making art. The twins celebrated […]

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