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While buzzed of birra we happily followed Ada through the piazza, while she stalked unsuspecting pigeons and tried todig cigarettes from the cobblestones. Feeling recharged and excited to explore in our final hours of our first day, we continued on and found Rome’s greatest monument. With Ada sleeping in the backpack and Aaron and I […]

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Something funny happens to me when I travel. I get annoyed at all the tourists. Forgetting that, you know, I am one, too. Since I studied the Italian language on flash cards and read history books and studied current events — it made me a local. It made me…okay, I’ll admit it: better then the […]

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While planning this trip I worried about my daughter pestering people. We had successfully navigated the plane ride, and our next challenge was a day of sightseeing. Our first stop was St. Peter’s Basilica, the goliath of all Catholic Cathedrals. Thankfully, Ada was asleep in the backpack. Perfect timing – she was quiet and I […]

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My everyday Mom duties followed to Rome. When I woke up that first morning, my first thought was: we need to go grocery shopping. We chose an apartment over a hotel because the kitchen gave us an option of eating breakfast or dinner without the stress of a restaurant (essential option during those temperamental toddler […]

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The most feared part of traveling with a child: the plane. I dreaded the irritated glares from fellow passengers watching me carry my toddler onto their ten hour flight. I needed a plan to keep my daughter (and us) comfortable. I chose a flight near her bedtime, brought lots of new little toys, snacks and most […]

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I was a restless stay-at-home Mom. I enjoyed my daily routine of nursing, changing diapers and stroller rides around town. But the repetitiveness of the everyday began to overwhelm the joy. I needed something more, something exciting. I had a growing, insistent urge to break-out of my new, kid-centered life and reconnect with the real […]

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