Catherine Dehdashti

Catherine Dehdashti
Eagan, Minnesota, USA
May 02
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. 


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 »