Family

Traveling with my little girl has been a challenge, but also so rewarding. Getting to see the world through her eyes has shifted how I see the world and where I want to take her!

In my family posts, I hope to share some tips on how to make traveling with kids easier and to highlight some of my favorite family friendly destinations, hotels and gear!

‘It takes a village’ and I know we all need all the support we can get!

Oahu Travel with Toddlers: Our Favorites as a Family

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At this point, our 14 month old has 15 flights and 15 hotels/rental houses under her tiny belt. I wouldn't say it has gotten easier, but we all have learned --often the hard way-- how to travel together, better. The most important lesson that we learned…

The Catalina Island Guide For Everyone

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My second time visiting Catalina made me fall even more in love with this island just off the Southern California coast. This time around, I was not pregnant and it was one of my first trips away from my infant daughter--meaning MOM WAS OFF DUTY!…

Fun Easter Party Ideas for kids and adults too

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Aurora is about to have her first Easter and I am going to throw her a little party. Yes, I understand that a 10 month old will not have a lot (or any!) memories of her first Easter. However, that doesn’t mean she won’t enjoy it! I love hosting get…

Unique Baby Brands that I Love

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I kept a short list of my favorite baby brands in a notes document on my phone. I decided it was time to make this into a blog post and share some of my faves with you all. Coco Moon Hawaii A brand with a real sense of identity, Coco Moon Hawaii…

Babymoon Destinations for Every Type

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The Tropical Babymoon: Hawaii When I was toting a beach ball around my midline, all I wanted to do was relax in the sun, eating delicious foods, and dangling my toes in the warm ocean. Hawaii was the obvious choice for me. I spent a week on Kauai and…

Baby Solids: 6 to 9 Months Baby Food Guide

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For a list of all the foods that we usually give, check out my Typical Foods for 6-9months old guide. For more information on my favorite store-bought food, check out my Easier than Homemade post.  See my review of Baby Led Weaning vs Purées   Meals…

Baby Solids: Easier than Homemade Baby Food

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So while I do love to make homemade baby food for my little girl, whether purée or steamed veggies, meats etc, it takes a lot of time. For me it was finding a balance. I wanted to enjoy making her food and not get bogged down by the frequency and quantity…