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…

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…

Road Trippin’

It was the night before our first trip with Mona Lu. So of course, I was running through all the things that could possibly go wrong. Doing what a mom does best. I became obsessed with the statistic set by car seat manufacturers that infants should not be in a car seat for more than…

Baby Poop Face Masks

I fancy myself a bit of a hippie mom. But our pediatrician’s recommendation to slather baby poop on our faces had even me doing a double take. Our soft-spoken doctora launching into a story about another father, who in his eagerness to revel in the benefits of his new arrival’s droppings, spread the green colostrum…

Two Times A Charm

Less than a week after delivering sweet Mona Lu, I’m feeling almost back to normal and better than I have in a long time. After a nasty fall that I never really healed from at the end of my pregnancy and a belly that weighed heavily on my body, I am up and moving again….

The New School of Unschool

The concept of child led learning where their interests determine the direction of their education. So if the kid likes boats. You take them for a ride in the ocean and do your best to surround them with opportunities to delve deeper into their natural inclinations. Still very controversial as a method of teaching, but…

The Fall

It was something I should have been looking out for. That this one time, I didn’t. Water that had spilled out of the dog’s bowl and off the rubber mat onto the slick tile floor. I hurriedly reached for the swinging door to the living room when my feet flew out from underneath me. Hands…