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7 Things To Do In South Lake Tahoe With A Toddler In Tow

By On September 27, 2017

South Lake Tahoe is perfect for toddlers. And seeing as you probably have one minute before your small person starts climbing on you, wiping boogers on your tee or howling for your… Read More

Kids

A Steam Train Through A Redwood Forest In Santa Cruz

By On September 22, 2017

My boy is obsessed with trains so he totally did his excited ‘happy feet penguin dance’ when he spotted a real-life, holy smokin’ steam train in Santa Cruz! I found out about the… Read More

Ann Arbor

5 Toddler Tips For Ann Arbor, MI

By On August 26, 2016

The laid back college city of Ann Arbor in Michigan is definitely family friendly… Stay! The logistics of booking a suitable place to stay with a toddler are always challenging. Where do you pick when… Read More

Chicago

3 Places For Good Gluten Free Food In The Chicago Suburbs

By On March 6, 2016

I don’t really like to shout about being gluten free. After all I’m not celiac, I’m not dangerously allergic – it just gives me belly ache. Outing yourself as a grain-dodger can lead to eye rolls… Read More

Boat

Sightseeing In San Francisco With A Baby

By On November 23, 2015

When our son was born I will admit I did wonder if my days of wanderlust were officially over. At first caring for a newborn was so challenging it seemed like an epic task… Read More

Chicago

Afternoon Tea In Chicago

By On February 15, 2015

My husband definitely knows the way to my heart so when he organised a surprise afternoon tea at The Drake Hotel for our wedding anniversary this English girl was one happy lady.  … Read More

Chicago

Literary lessons At Hemingway’s Childhood Home

By On October 6, 2014

To be a good writer you need to step away from the keyboard sometimes. After weeks immersed in a high-pressure book project, I took a breather and headed to Oak Park, ten… Read More

Bike

4 Places To Take A Walk In Wheaton

By On September 19, 2014

Since we moved to Wheaton I’ve been determined to get outdoors as much as possible before I batten down the hatches for my first Chicago winter (brrr). The marvellous thing about our new home is it’s a… Read More

City

St Louis: The Loop

By On June 3, 2014

One of my favourite St Louis neighbourhoods is The Loop where you can pick up a vintage find, stuff your face at a yummy eatery or see rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck… Read More

City

15 photos of crazy St Louis weather

By On March 20, 2014

Sometimes I feel like the song ‘Four Seasons In One Day’ was written about St. Louis. I’ve never lived anywhere where the temperature can drop or rise so quickly. One day I… Read More