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Julia Ralston
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Family & Maternity Photos in Hanalei Bay, Kauai
Hanalei Bay is one of my favorite places. I came here with my family when I was a teenager and have the best memories of searching for shells, swimming in the calm waters, and jumping off the pier with my childhood best friend. When Nick and I were planning...

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Family Vacation to Kauai: South Shore
After a beautiful time in the  north shore of Kauai , we headed south to sunny Poipu Beach. We knew the north—with its lush greens and overall Jurassic Park vibe—would be hard to beat, but Poipu was just as perfect. We stayed at the Kiahuna Plantation , the...

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Family Vacation to Kauai: North Shore
Right before Will’s second birthday , we snuck in a family vacation to Kauai. As other parents can probably guess, we were capitalizing on Will’s final free flight. We also wanted to take a trip while baby number two requires no additional luggage. I wouldn...

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Will's Second Birthday
We officially have a two-year-old! So far, he isn't terrible at all. Keeping with the tradition we started last year, Nick and I took off from work on Will's birthday so we could spend the entire day as a family. We went to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium, which...

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Rainy Day Adventures with a Toddler
Sunny weekend forecast: Hang out in the backyard. Go to the park. Ride bikes around the neighborhood. Maybe be adventurous and go to a new park. Play it all by ear. Rainy weekend forecast: Mid-week, Google popular indoor activities for toddlers. Make shoppi...

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Family Fave: Shoup Park
I'm always curious about how other parents spend their weekends, so I figured I'd share one of our favorite family activities: making a trip to Shoup Park in Los Altos. This park has awesome play structures, big lawns for kiddos to run around, a path for bi...

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A Look Back on 2016
If 2015 was a blur , then 2016 was the year when things started to come back into focus. Our baby—and parenthood in general—became exponentially easier and more fun. Will took his first steps on Easter and was walking down the block before his first birthda...

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Weekend in Russian River
We recently spent a long weekend near the Russian River. Nick and I have enjoyed a few trips to the area over the years—in fact, Nick swam the river for an Ironman triathlon—but we'd yet to take Will. I found the perfect family-friendly Airbnb on a ranch in...

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Mini Maverick
Will is one-and-a-half years old and obsessed with airplanes, so it seemed appropriate to dress him up as a pilot for Halloween. But we couldn't let him be just any pilot. This kid has a need for speed, just like Top Gun 's Maverick. For Will's costume, we ...
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