Life Moves Fast

Less than six weeks ago, we celebrated my husband’s birthday. We had no idea at that moment where life would take us in such a short amount of time. Since then we packed up our entire lives into a handful of suitcases. Said some socially distanced good-byes. Flew out on a humanitarian flight to Houston….

It Starts Now

Not to make this about me. Because I hate when people do that. But it’s one way I can begin to try and understand the impact of systemic racism. And my own privilege within it. This is my work story. Over three years ago, my family left Los Angeles and moved to Ecuador. My husband…

Attached At The Crib

When I sat down to write last time, it was to address this topic. And then my mind took over. So here it is. I never imagined that I would be a stay-at-home mom. One that lived for made-from-scratch meals, a clean house and arts and crafts. I was raised in a wave of female…

All By Ourselves

Day 9 of quarantine and I’m starting to lose it a little bit. Ecuador has declared a state of emergency. Borders are closed. Schools are closed. We aren’t allowed to leave our house except for food or medical supplies. Even then, it is limited to one person per household between the ages of 18-59. Odd…

Homeschool The New School

I’ve been on the fence with homeschooling for awhile. And had actually just decided on pulling my son from Pachamama at the end of the month, when it was announced that Ecuador would be closing schools until further notice. So here we are. I feel grateful that I’ve been on this journey for some time….

Traveling With Kids

It’s our last day. We have one more red-eye and then we’re home. After three weeks of traveling with our 4 yo son and 3 mo old daughter, all I can say is… We did it. Starting off at my husband’s work conference in Vegas, we began with fifteen hours of travel. Jet-lag. Long days…

Tulum, Who Knew?

After over a week in Tulum, our days have gone from chaotic and stressful to not just enjoyable. But pretty freakin’ fantastic. Beautiful beaches, mesmerizing cenotes, lush jungles and delicious food all at arms length. The perfect paradise for that active outdoor lifestyle we love. Each day better than the previous. Today being no exception….

Vegas, Baby

It’s a different kind of Vegas with kids. Not one that we haven’t done before. But the first time with two. And the first time with an infant. I rented the double stroller. And envisioned myself strolling through the air-conditioned shops with a coffee in hand. Easily maneuvering through the crowds by day. Munching on…

What Next?

After a successful road trip to the beach, I have been looking forward to our next adventure, which will take us to Las Vegas and Mexico mid-February. The original plan was to stay a week to scope out land in Tulum in a first step to finally set down some roots. Mexico is appealing to…