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Isabel Kallman  chief cook & bottlewasher at Alpha Mom. I post pictures of some of my favorite things: cupcakes, ballet, shoes, NYC and glittery objects.

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#tbt My Italian Lakes hiking trip last month was fantastic. We visited Lake Orta, Maggiore and Como. I also ate lots of 🍝. It was 6 days hiking with @backroadstravel. My first hiking trip with them was before my son was born, back in 2001. I hiked Banff and Jasper in the Canadian Rockies. I love traveling with them bc you don't have to think about anything you just follow the guides and all routes, hotels and meals are planned. I have decision fatigue and the last thing I want to do is make important decisions (like which road do we take?) on my vacation. And they are always piling you with good snacks and water. I've decided that this is how I plan on seeing the world-- hiking trips (I want great exercise and gorgeous vistas). I've already booked my next trip... Guess where? (Hint: have you seen the Night Manager?)

Back home for Independence Day after my trip in Europe (more to come on that). As an immigrant (and New Yorker), Lady Liberty has always been my beacon. Coincidentally, on today's flight todayI listened to the Immigration episode of the ScienceVs podcast (by @gimletmedia). It was heartening to hear what the facts says about the impact of immigrants on our country versus the widely-held misconceptions. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Fourth of July party hats! All you need are paper plates, scissors, stickers and a silver marker.
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#july4th #fourthofjuly #july4thfun #independenceday #independencedayweekend #fourthofjulyoutfit #craftsforkids #crafts

Memories from Venice

This masterpiece took over 500 years to build. Let's stop and just think... what kind of conversation does one have with an architect and contractor about that? Do they start off promising a timeline of 30 years and then miss their deadline by 470? This is called historical perspective, I guess. I'm really curious but not enough to wait on line and take the tour. I'm old and need a nap.

A fun word (or math) problem a day keeps the "summer slide" away. Loved working on this with our partner @generalmillscereal. Great job, @wendiaarons and @thelaurenbayne! #sponsored

Wow! Damien Hirst exhibit at #VeniceBiennale is 🍌🍌🍌

I've been dreaming about visiting Venice ever since I saw @madonna's video where she sang and danced on a gondola. That's tomorrow's adventure. A dream trip for sure! Follow along on stories.

#TonyAwards Go, @DearEvanHansen!! I mean, go everyone!
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Update: πŸ†πŸ†HOORAY!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ‘πŸΌ

Still overwhelmed and surprised by our @irisawards win for Best Parenting Group or News Site. Thank you to our amazing contributors now and from years past and all you who have shown us your love and support. I am verklempt. .
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Photos from: @teacherlahey, @mom2summit and @kristenhowerton (my fun roomie!)

Achievement unlocked: inclusion on teen son's Snapchat story. (Um, "Supreme" is a good thing, right?)

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