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Two years ago today, I was pregnant in the morning and had Stella in my arms by the afternoon. I still marvel at her the same way and think, “I get to keep her.” The post-birth feeling with both of my kids has been this disbelief mixed with the sense that maybe you’re getting away with something. “So… I can just take this baby home with me? You’re just going to let us walk out the door with this child, no questions asked?” Yes. They will. And then you can do whatever you want. Like take your daughter to Turkey,…

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A snowstorm hit Istanbul, so I bundled up the kids and headed over to the Galata tower. It’s a tourist destination, but with the bad weather, the line that wrapped around the building the day before had disappeared. We walked up to the front door, paid the fee and took the elevator to the roof. It was VIP treatment for the price of braving the cold. Of course the snow and wind was so intense that I couldn’t brave the thin balcony that runs along the edge, where you can view of the entire city. Instead I peaked out at…

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While I’m traveling around Turkey with the kids, Drew is in the US, touring the documentary we made together: The Wireless Generation. (Yay, Drew!) Anyway, he reports a warm and enthusiastically positive response on the film’s premiere in Seattle and will be continuing on to the rest of his scheduled dates. Here’s his report: The last time I was in Seattle, it was to get my license and a van so we could head down to Mexico to find a place to have Stella. It was culture shock coming back, I could feel a sort of frantic, desperate energy from…

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The Turkish breakfast is habit-forming. You pop into an adorable little café, pick up a menu and there it is. For $6 or maybe $8, you can order a spread of food to feed your entire family. Or at least my family, with the two little ones we have yet to eat it all. My companions have adjusted to their new surroundings quickly. Here Stella is reading an art magazine. (Photo taken just before I delicately removed said magazine before she ripped out pages, chewed on it or used it to swat her glass of juice off the table. I…

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A few years ago I felt burned out on blogging, so I did something strange… I started teaching it. I craved a place where I could talk about this thing I loved, getting to write and take photos for a living, but in a way that I wasn’t seeing online. There’s some great materials and courses out there for how to market your blog, or how to hack social media, but I was more interested in talking about how we do this crazy thing: telling a single story over years and years. Blogs are different from writing a book, an…

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