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8 Products for a Healthy New Year

I don’t know about you, but I see January 1st as a clean slate to start a healthy new year. Making New Year resolutions is easy… but keeping them and being consistent… well that’s a whole other thing.  Life is busier than ever, we have more distractions and stress than ever, and it’s hard to stay consistent…

6 Problems With The College Application Process

We’re heading dangerously fast towards college with my high school senior. We are now in our year of ‘lasts’. We’ve been preparing for this momentous moment for almost 18 years, and navigating the college application process for 18 months. Who knows what the future has in store for him, but I do know one thing… the college application process is…

Valparaiso Chile: Home to Amazing Street Art

Explore the colorful streets of Valparaiso Chile, adorned with vibrant street art. Uncover the stories behind this unique artistic expression when traveling with kids…

Girls Getaway: 5 Reasons To Gather Your Tribe

Escape from the daily grind with a Girls Getaway weekend! Recharge and reconnect with your girlfriends for a few days of laughter and relaxation…

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Traveler

Are you looking for the perfect gift for a travel-lover? Check out my Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers (and Travel-Lovers) for some ideas. I tried to find sustainable, ethical, and eco-friendly products, and I always LOVE to support female-owned companies. I look for gifts that are unique, stylish, useful, and easy to transport around the world.  I really hope this 2018…

Holiday Cards 2018: Choosing the Perfect Card

I love holiday traditions and one of our family traditions is sending annual holiday cards to our friends and family.  I also love receiving Christmas cards each year from friends and family that feature photos of them. I love the reminder of what they look like, where they’ve been, and seeing how much their kids have grown in the past year.
Last year…

5 Things to See in Times Square, New York

New York City’s Times Square is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world, and over 50 million people arrive each year to experience this city block.  Times Square is definitely geared towards tourists, and most native New Yorkers avoid this area like the plague.
With bright neon lights and hustle and bustle, it’s a feast for the senses…

Fifteen Lessons Team Sports Teach Kids

My boys have been on various sports teams for as long as I can remember.  Between soccer, basketball, baseball, football and surf teams… we’ve done most team sports (and logged thousands of miles and thousands of dollars too!)  Team sports aren’t all about physical benefits, and are a great way to explore and develop lifelong skills.  Here are fifteen reasons…

9 Reasons Moms Love Summer Break

School’s (almost) out for summer!  (queue Alice Cooper!)  Hallelujah… we made it to summer break people!  We lived through another school year filled with endless projects, homework, test prep, morning madness, and don’t get me started on those lunches we lovingly packed every freaking day for our sweet angels.  Our teachers are tired after months of field trips, testing, projects…

Letter to My Teenage Son, From Mom: Things I Need You To Know

Read a heartfelt letter from a mom to her teenage son, reflecting on their journey and the bittersweet transition into manhood…