MaryAnne Kochenderfer

MaryAnne Kochenderfer

United States

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MaryAnne lives in California with her Stanford professor husband and their four children, born in 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2012. With graduate degrees in education and medicine, MaryAnne is passionate about parenting with purpose and helping children develop their full potential through creativity, learning, and play. MaryAnne blogs about family travel, educational activities, and crafts.
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  • A girl, a bird, and Tower Bridge. #visitlondon #visitengland #towerbridge #travelgram #travelwithkids #mamasmiles #thismoment
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  • Oxford is ready for Christmas and I am in love. #visitoxford #thisisoxford #christmaslights #mamasmiles #travelphotography #travelgram #englishwinter
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  • Lanterns at the Oxford Light Festival. Such a great community event! Can you spot the big octopus? #lightfestival #thisisoxford #visitoxford #festivaloflights #lanterns #paperlanterns
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  • First attempt at this style of mending. It’s not perfect by a mile, but it was more fun than I expected. #mending #darning #fixit #mamasmiles #trysomethingnew
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  • My home sunset view here in Oxford. #visitoxford #paradise #thisisoxford #travelgram #sunset #englishgarden #mamasmiles
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  • Life along the River Thames. #visitoxford #riverthames #thamesriver #thisisoxford #fallinoxford #mamasmiles #travelgram #boathouse
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  • Oxford in the fall 🍁🍂♥️ #thisisoxford #visitoxford #travelgram #thismoment #findthebeauty #mamasmiles #travelwithkids
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  • Best laid plans… I started working on that top cross stitch during the kids’ homeschool sessions to give myself something to do. I figured it would be so boring to watch that the kids would ig...
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  • Oxford Castle and Prison. What’s left is more prison than castle,and while it makes a pretty picture it’s not a nice place. Among the many disturbing sentences and details from this visit? Dur...
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  • Train to Bath from Oxford. Switches direction when we swapped trains. We loved our day in Bath, and I have a blog post featuring highlights in the works. #trainride #englishcountryside #oxford #ba...
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  • It looks like yet another English mansion, but this is Bletchley Park, home of the UK code breakers during World War II. Of course, other parts of the park don’t look nearly this nice; they are g...
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  • California girl meets English rain 💦 #puddlejumper #singinintherain #thisischildhood #seethejoy #mamasmiles #letthembelittle #mkbkids #ihsnet #travelgram #thisisoxford
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  • Travel memories 🥰
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  • Bonding over lunch and math (and doodles in the margins of math notebooks!) #thishomeschoolinglife #homeschoollife #homeschool #learnathome #mathisfun #mamasmiles #laughteristhebestmedicine #theyg...
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  • We loved our day out in Bath and highly recommend a visit! #pulteneybridge #visitbath #visitengland #travelmemories #travelreels #bathbridge
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  • Harry Potter themed birthday cake for a student who came to our house for a Harry Potter themed dinner. Cake baked and decorated by my 13yo; chocolate frogs made by my 10yo. #birthdaycake #harrypo...
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  • Pumpkins decorated by my family and #stanfordinoxford students #happyhalloween #halloweenpumpkins #becreative #makesomething
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  • I hope you enjoy a magical Halloween! #happyhalloween #justpretend #snowqueen #icequeen #handmade #pretendplay #mamasmiles
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  • A look inside a 15th century Merchant’s home. The furnishings aren’t 100% authentic, but this room came the closest to matching the period out of the rooms we toured in the house. The fireplace...
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  • We visited Worcester and toured this 15th century merchant home. This is a nationaltrust site you pay to enter and can only see with a guided tour; there is also an interactive hands-on museum just...
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