Trash Trucks – LA Sanitation Department’s Open House

Does your kid love ‘trash truck day’? My toddler is obsessed with trash pickup, trash trucks, trash cans and all things trash. He was watching YouTube videos of trash trucks at a local diner one morning when a kid in the next booth began telling him about all of the different types of trash trucks. … Read more

Top Tips for Flying with Toddlers

Top tips for flying with toddlers

Top Tips for Flying with Toddlers

I am constantly peppered with questions on how to travel with a toddler. Our son has been on over 30 flights in his first 2.5 years, so he is already a seasoned traveler but it didn’t come without some trials along the way. Here are our top tips for flying with toddlers whether it is short domestic flight or across the world.

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Family Hike: Dante’s Peak, Griffith Park

Everyone outside of LA have these really negative mental images of what LA is all about – terrible traffic, lots of plastic surgery, expensive shops, totally fake people, strip mall central, etc. And yes a lot of that exists, but there is so much more here than that we have come to realize. In our … Read more

The Never Ending Los Angeles Bucket List for Families

Mommy Poppins’s website has a great Los Angeles bucket list for families. Since we are new to LA, it has become the perfect base for many of our local explorations. As we learn more about the city, we continue to add to this list as well as cross things off. Obviously we have quite a bit of time to … Read more