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nalani the little actress

Posted by lynn on 07 Dec 2011 | Tagged as: general

Nalani loves books. Her new thing is to act out the book as it’s read to her.

crazy clips

Posted by lynn on 22 Jun 2009 | Tagged as: general

Crazy Clip Kids

Big Smile + a New 'do

Melina hates having anyone mess with her hair. (This is why she has bangs.) But I put my own hair in pigtails over the weekend, and this prompted her to want the same. Obviously I could use a little practice making them straight on my little girl, though she didn’t mind. Kai decided it would be fun to add some color to Meli’s new ‘do – and to his own hair. Crazy kids!

baby steps

Posted by lynn on 07 Jun 2008 | Tagged as: general

Ok, I wouldn’t say she’s fully walking yet, but Melina is definitely taking some steps!

Take a look.

(Sorry it’s sideways.)

sunday at the park

Posted by lynn on 18 Apr 2008 | Tagged as: general

Brotherly Hug


Last Sunday we had a one-year celebration of sorts with my yoga moms group. I say “of sorts” because it turned out to be impossible to find a date for all seven of us to get together. Sapna recently discovered that we’ve only all been in the same room once: at a moms night out last month. The babes (and life) keep us busy.

Kai, Meli, Mama

Slide Smiles

Nonetheless, our whole family met up with Suli’s, Michaela’s, and Francis’ at the big park in Albany with the cool spiral slide that makes your body hair stand up. Kai discovered this along with his dad. Meli stuck to the toddler area and had fun sliding down a smaller version – with mama – and climbing up the steps. This she did all on her own. Go Jelly Bean!

Double Swing w/ Michaela

Slide Steps w/ Suli

The swings are always a big hit, of course, and so was the food. Sapna made unfrosted carrot cupcakes that were so good Kai asked for thirds. Melina didn’t wait for me to offer her a small morsel, but instead planted her face, mouth wide open, directly onto the one I held in my hand. What can I say? The girl likes to eat and knows good food.


Posted by lynn on 09 Jan 2007 | Tagged as: general

Hello. My name is Laralynn though many people call me Lynn. I live in Berkeley, CA with my husband, three-year-old stepson, and a baby on the way!

I’m starting this blog as a way to share my three biggest joys in life: family, travel, and writing. Over the coming months (and years!) I’ll be adding photo galleries from my travels, home life, and friends, plus snippets of my writing, both published and not. I invite you to look around, make comments, and enjoy, and request only that you ask permission before using any of my photos or writing.

To learn more about why I chose the name monaloca and what the header image is, visit the about page.