Catherine Dehdashti

Catherine Dehdashti
Location
Eagan, Minnesota, USA
Birthday
May 02
Bio
Catherine is a freelance writer--and the world's worst soccer mom--living with her husband and two kids in Eagan Minnesota.

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By Catherine Dehdashti

After my trip to Europe with kids last summer, I was ready for an adventure without them. My husband, Mohammad, had a conference in San Diego—giving me the perfect opportunity to tuck our boy and girl away with their Memaw and create my own adventure. Fish tacos are

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SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 5:07PM

Europe with kids: Reality irks

Travel magazines and other parents made it sound educational, enlightening. Maybe it depends on the family. 

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While planning our family trip to France and Italy, we learned that Venice was built out in the hard-to-reach wetlands by Italians escaping hordes of invaders. By the time&nbs… Read full post »

APRIL 24, 2012 6:41AM

Letting the kids roll their own

12-year-olds rolling their own sushi I’ve always liked rolling things: long loaves of stromboli, Bûche de Noël cakes, stuffed grape leaves. My high school boyfriend counted on me to roll his joints, but that was about million years ago.


There’s a zen type of pleasure in the act of layering ingredients/
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DECEMBER 10, 2011 1:35AM

Sex, Pirates, and Babette Cole

trouble with uncle My daughter Z had a favorite book when she was little—it was about a child's uncle who is a pirate. The pirate falls in love with a mermaid and marries her. Written and illustrated by Babette Cole in her distinctive style, The Trouble with Uncle was a swashbuckling good r/… Read full post »
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APRIL 8, 2011 12:26AM

Kotex ad was a launch pad to different “tween talk”

By Catherine Dehdashti

The envelope caught my eye in the stack of otherwise trash-can destined mailers. Satin black, with stars, hearts, and the word “tween” blazed fuchsia across the front. I have a tween girl, I thought. Then I saw other words: “U by Kotex,” and below thatRead full post »