The days, months, years as a parent fly by, as much as we focus on just getting through a day and look forward to trips, events and making memories, sometimes those achievements and milestones all start to blend. So, since today is the last day of 2018, I decided I want to reflect on some of our top moments in the past year. Texas – For Spring Break we traveled to Texas and visited family and friends in Dallas and Houston. We watched a Dallas Mavericks game, went to the Houston Zoo, Space Center Houston and Kemah Boardwalk. It’s...

I’m often asked about how to start a (mommy) blog or if I’d be interested in starting my own business as a stay at home mom, and while these can be attractive options for entrepreneurial mamas, it also takes a lot of work! Marketing yourself, service/product and growing your networks are key, and I’m still a work in progress, but I thought I’d share this infographic from Campaign Monitor that has a lot of good info and things to think about if you’re hoping to get in the game for the new year! Email is one...

It’s true what they say, the holiday season seems to comes faster and faster every year. It’s like as soon as Halloween rolls around, retailers are rolling out the trees, lights and gift wrap too! When it comes to sending out holiday greeting cards, you really have to be on it, often getting your game plan in place when summer turns to fall! I’m sure you know what I mean…the most popular Christmas cards are no longer seasonal prints that you sign and ship off! These days it’s all about a holiday photo shoot with the family...

Allergies seem so much more prevalent these days among kids, and if you have school age children, you know, awareness and the way allergies (especially food allergies) are handled at school…is different from when we were in school. Okay, now I’m dating myself, but just this morning at Costco, I bumped into a Mom friend who asked me what other snacks can we send to school, since there are no nuts allowed. All this to say, even if you’re child doesn’t have allergies, it’s important to understand how serious...

I’ve been meaning to write this blog all summer…and well now we’re officially in fall, but since the A’s just clinched playoff spot, I figured it’s time to finally get it done! I’m no baseball fan, but my boys are, and their Dad definitely is. Here in the Bay Area we are fortunate to have 2 MLB teams, however the one on the SF side tends to get most of the shine…all of the time. This season however, it’s all about the “Beast Bay,” Go A’s!! We basically live in the Oakland...

Northern California will soon be home to its very own Great Wolf Lodge! They have just started breaking ground in Manteca, CA…which is in California’s Central Valley, and about a 1-2 hour drive form the Bay Area, depending on where exactly you’re coming from. It’s expected to be up and running int he first half of 2020. So, with all this Great Wolf Lodge talk, I couldn’t help but reminisce on our family’s visit this past Spring Break to their Grapevine, Texas location. If you’re not familiar with...

This year my boys turned 5 and 6…and for the past year they have been ALL about basketball, specifically our hometown Golden State Warriors who just happened to prevail as back to back champions in June. So, their birthday party these was a no brainer…a Dub Nation Birthday Celebration! My boys have been spoiled when it comes to (NBA) basketball. Not only did both of their births coincide with NBA Championships (in Miami), but in both of their lifetime’s, they have only known living in places with NBA Champions! We are...

I think Maui is a great vacation destination anytime of year, whether you’re looking to travel as a couple, with friends, family or even solo! This summer, I was so excited to take my kids for the very first time, along with their Dad who had never been…plus my sisters and Mom joined us too. For me, it was my third trip to the island, and while I had already been able to explore much of the island, there was so much more I hadn’t done, and it was my first trip with my family. When I was doing research for this trip, a...

I recently experienced a day at the Disneyland Resort for Pixar Fest and the opening of the re-imagined Pixar Pier at Disney’s California Adventure. I was lucky enough to go on a work assignment, BUT even luckier that I was able to bring my two boys and my sister with me too! This was the first visit for myself and my boys to California Adventure. My sister had been before, so we left it up to her to navigate what we needed to experience. A huge key for us was using the Disneyland app and Fast Passes. We did like 5 rides in the...

Maui is one of my favorite places to relax, unwind, recharge and experience the beauty of nature. So, when we went on a family vacation to the Valley Isle this summer, I was so excited to share it with my boys for the very first time…and leading up to the adventure, one of their big asks was if they could have shave ice everyday! And you know what, we did… Their shave ice fascination started out when I went to Oahu for work and visited Aulani, they saw me make a “Mickey Shave Ice” on TV and after that, they associated...

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