Flyrish Foibles

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A multifaceted mama, who strives to find perfection in life's day-to-day imperfections, gushes and rants in equal measure about her 2.5 year old son and her baby girl on the way. She also has a thing for alliterations, music, and fashion.

In what ways is Northern California unique from other places you've lived or traveled?

What outdoor activity do you enjoy doing most with your kids?

What's a great Northern California destination for a family vacation?

What's your go-to snack for your kids?

Micheline Ludwick

My almost 3 year old loves a snack plate -- snacks placed onto one of those plates with divided sections somehow make them seem more exciting. I put some of his favorites in each of the sections, like Snappea Crisps, fresh fruit, and cheese and crackers. Occasionally he gets a treat, like fruit snacks or a couple of cookies, but I've learned that he ends up begging for more of that instead of eating the good stuff.
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Can you recommend a stylish bag that is big enough for all the stuff moms tote around? Please share a link if you can.

Micheline Ludwick

I've been eyeing these super chic Ikabags for a while now and think I may put one on my birthday wishlist. They are eco-friendly and perfect for moms on the go, with a bunch of pockets and a waterproof lining. Plus they're made in France! Tres chic, indeed. http://www.etsy.com/listing/78723857/water-proof-cross-body-bag-diaper-bag
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Which is better for raising a family: city or suburbs, and why?

Micheline Ludwick

It really depends on the city, but I love raising a family in Oakland so far. We have the best of both worlds here -- a quiet neighborhood with great parks full of redwoods and good schools nearby and the diversity, arts, and plethora of activities of a bigger city. I think regardless of city or suburb, it's the community you find that really makes a difference.
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