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About sailingmoms

Spent the last 5 years of our lives floating around the globe. Amazing how much we have seen, experienced and lived through. Sharing the experience and knowledge with others out there or planning on making the jump.

Sad day for the cruising community.

When you become a cruiser you become part of a family.  We sure are a dysfunctional one but a family none the less.  We create this tight bond by morning nets, cocktail hours, hours of mexican train and the same … Continue reading

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Bikes or No Bikes? I’ll answer for my family.

A recent question was posted on the pacific puddle jump group.  I wanted to post the picture I specified in my answer for  S/V Imagine: Hi Looking to get recommendations from family boats in particular, whether it’s worth keeping the bikes … Continue reading

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Chewy peanut butter oatmeal bars

It’s that time of year again.  The promises to get in better shape, and eat right are heard all over the news.  Advertisements for Weight watchers, Jenny Craig and every diet pill imaginable are running incessant.  All the healthy food items … Continue reading

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Tips to help save $$$ in your cruising kitty!

Some things are just impossible to believe — a report from the Chief Engineer by Judy Rouse on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 11:12pm When you read this, you are going to say:  yeah, sure!  But, I have to tell … Continue reading

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I have “PTCD”

Sorry it has taken me so long to write.   I have to say… I have been under the weather.  I’ll call it PTCD (Post Traumatic Cruisers Depression).  It has been less than a year since we sold ‘Free Spirit’ and cut … Continue reading

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Tips for babies

Here is a question that came into Facebook and wanted to post the answers…. We’re going to have our first baby in a few months and then continue cruising with him/her at 5-6 months’ age. I am curious about any … Continue reading

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Heart attack on a plate. Oh, Canada!

A sailing mom travels on land. Have you ever eaten a heart attack on a plate?  This summer, while in Canada visiting our parents,  my sister and her kids decided to embark with me on a journey of testing several … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I remember eves dropping on the VHF while in Vanuatu and the topic was all about cookies.  Yeah, I admit it…I eves drop sometimes.  But, it was funny to hear these two ladies in a serious conversation about cookies they found in … Continue reading

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Off the beaten path… Orinoco Delta, Venezuela

Orinoco Delta Adventure We have just spent the two most magical weeks in the Orinoco Delta located in Venezuela.  I know, you are scratching your head because we were supposed to be in Tobago.   We met a few friends at … Continue reading

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Hummus with a kick

Hummus This recipe is one that I used the most while cruising.  Anyone who has come to visit has sampled this since it was something I always had on hand.  One of my friends who is in Vanuatu just emailed … Continue reading

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