Traveling – California Academy of Sciences

On Labor Day weekend, which must’ve felt like the hottest day of the month, we took a family trip to the California Academy of Sciences to use up tickets someone had gifted us. It was nice to see the museum from our son’s eyes for the first time. I have been here many times but […]

Eating – Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce

As a self proclaimed hot sauce super fan – yes it’s a thing – I’ve tried may sauces from various countries and spice levels. When Gringo Bandito sent samples of their Red, Green, and Super Hot sauces to try, I was pretty excited. While the brand is available at many major retailers, I found that […]

Wearing This – I Have a Pineapple Dress

The pineapple pen song was stuck in my head for a week after it first went viral online. A song hadn’t been so annoyingly catchy to me since TI – “Whatever you like.” I forgot about the pineapple pen song for a while until I got this dress, which has pineapples on it. And then […]

Traveling – Carmel for Labor Day Weekend

We considered taking a babymoon during this pregnancy and decided against it because I would probably feel more uncomfortable on a plane and sleeping in a different bed at this stage than it would be to stay at home. This past Labor Day weekend offered an opportunity to do a short getaway to Carmel. It […]

Parenting – Update on Baby Skincare Products for Eczema

About two years ago, I made a Youtube video showing my favorite skincare products for baby eczema. We tried so many products at the time and now we’ve narrowed it down to the most effective ones. Colin’s triggers are still heat, dry skin in the winter, and irritation from food when he eats. We were […]

Pregnant – Four Ways Our Expenses Increased With a Twin Pregnancy

  Raising twins will be pricey as expected. We are already experiencing some of these additional costs now during pregnancy.  Not included in these is the cost of everyone’s time. My time off work to see the doctor. I’m not an hourly employee but missed work needs to be made up. My husband has been […]

Attending This – Magical Bridge Playground

The Magical Bridge Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to build all access playgrounds for people of all abilities. Not only are their playgrounds wheel chair accessible for children and their parents who may have disabilities, the structures are also autism friendly and made of wood and non toxic paint where possible. The […]

Pregnant – Three Under Three

Remember the last time we did an announcement two months ago that our lives would soon be changed with three under three? This month, we reveal the gender of the twins. So you guys, I really think cankles are in my near future. I mean the belly button is already an outie and it took […]

Attending This – Whole Foods Summer Dinner

Last week, I attended the Summer Dinner at Whole Foods Market Santa Clara, my favorite WFM location in the South Bay. The event was to introduce and celebrate some of the brand’s key local vendors through a dinner interpreted by Chef Melissa King using the vendors’ ingredients. Frog Hollow Farm, Jacobs Farm, Bonny Doon Vineyard, […]

Attending This – Taste of Orleans at Great America

Being part of Great America’s media pool the last two summers has been a fun experience for our family. Especially now that we have a kid, we enjoy the amusement park from a different perspective than when we were children ourselves. It all started with the Taste of Orleans 2016 festival. Then we went to Red White […]