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 […]

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 […]

Pregnant – One Day Our Lives Changed

I’m pregnant! Let’s just get that out of the way. I’m not one for building suspense. For the next months, I will write a series of 9 posts to chronicle this pregnancy. During my first pregnancy, I didn’t write much about it and now I wish I had something to look back on and compare […]

Attending This – Red White and Brews at Great America

Last weekend, our family was invited to a media event at California’s Great America. Their Red, White, and Brews event during Memorial Day Weekend kicked off the summer season. We got tasting cards for 5 items as well as beer/wine tastings too. A variety of entertainment including dueling pianists, a live cover band, and picnic […]

Wearing This – Playground Fashion

The other day, I put a sweatshirt on my son and he yelled his disapproval. Then I changed him into a hoodie and he smiled happily. So I guess we’re heading into an age of making our own choices now…at least I get to reflect on these playground outfits I put him in.  The playground […]

Traveling – Hong Kong Sights and Scenery

This very lucky little boy has been able to travel a few times so far. Seriously though, take advantage of free flights before 2. It’ll start to cost a lot to travel with kids later. We visited family in Hong Kong in December 2016 and I was able to capture so many good photos of […]