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Riding Amtrak’s Empire Builder

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Every summer, our family tries to take one big road trip. This year, we let Amtrak do the driving from St. Paul, Minn. to Portland, Ore.  Read the rest of my review of Amtrak’s Empire Builder in The Washington Post.  

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Hiking Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

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We came to see trees, big ones, like those we’d read about in Jean Craighead George’s novel, My Side of the Mountain. Like the 12-year-old boy in it, could we carve a home in the trunk of a tree? Coming from Oregon, the closest state park with redwoods was Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park in Northern

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How the Chemical-Free Public Pool Came to the U.S.

“Natural” swimming pools are common in Europe, but the U.S. has its first public version at Webber Park in Minneapolis. Read the rest of the story on The Atlantic’s CityLab.

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Checking In (With Millennials)

Hotels are tapping into this ever more mobile generation. Read the rest of the article in Delta Sky Magazine.

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I’m on the Ashley Madison Database and It’s Changed What I Share About My Kids

Seeing my name on the Ashley Madison database made me rethink everything I’ve ever written about my children. Read the rest of the article in The Washington Post.

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Entrepreneurial Moms Share: How to Start Your Own Business

Got a great product idea but don’t know how to market it? Follow the advice of these four entrepreneurial moms. Read the rest of the story in Parents Magazine

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Tips For Becoming an Entrepreneur

Having a brilliant idea is only the beginning. Follow this blueprint to transform it into a business. Read the rest of the story in Parents Magazine

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Turn Your Private Passion into a Career

Something you’re doing right now—it might even be a hobby—could lead to a whole new job. Here, two women who made it happen Read the rest of the story in More Magazine

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How I Helped My Children Understand And Cope With Death

They will come to accept that there is a time to let go. Read the rest of the story on The Mid

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Horseback Riding in Costa Rica

When Matt first put me on a horse while at his family farm in North Dakota, it sensed it was free—I had little control over its reigns. It galloped across the prairie as I clung to its mane, ducking beneath an apple tree limb. But my son is a good horseback rider, which left him

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