Sand Sledding: Winter fun for the whole family

  • December 1, 2014

It is almost that time of year again -- sand sledding!  This is my favorite part of winter in LA. What isn't awesome about sledding in warm weather not having to worry about gloves and hats and frostbite. And showing…

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Malibu Lagoon Bird Watching with Kids

  • November 24, 2014

I love nature, hiking and animals, but never in my wildest dreams did I imagine taking time on a Sunday to go bird watching. But yep, this is what happens in my household every month.  The Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society…

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10 Top Tips on Travelling to India with Kids

  • November 21, 2014

  Travel to India without children seems daunting to most people, much less with small kids in tow. However, traveling to India with kids can be a rich and rewarding experience for the entire family. Yes, it can be difficult,…

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Things I Miss About India

  • August 12, 2014

In preparation of our return visit to India (our expat home for 8+ years), I keep coming back to the things I miss most about it and why I feel the urge to return after only leaving 2 years ago.…

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Packing Tips for Travel with Toddlers

  • July 21, 2014

After more than 20 international and domestic trips with my toddler, I have almost perfected our list of what to take with us, no matter where we are going, San Francisco, Ireland or India. Much of our travel to this point…

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Packing List for a Toddler’s Travel Bag

  • June 21, 2014

When we travel I always follow the same packing list for my son's travel bag. It contains all of the things that he will need during the flight (car, bus or train journey). I refresh the bag with supplies as…

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Free Splash Pads on the East Side

  • June 5, 2014

It's summer and summer means water play, especially on the Eastside where our summer temperatures soar. For us it's even more important because we don't have central air at our house, so we *must* get out in the afternoons to cool…

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California Adventure Rides for Toddlers

  • May 28, 2014

California Adventure is my pick for a toddler's first visit to a Disney theme park. California Adventure is smaller than Disneyland and feels much more manageable to do with a toddler. The California Adventure rides for toddlers are mellow and…

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Family Friendly Summer Fun at Barnsdall Park

  • June 27, 2013

It was our first summer in LA and a Friday night summer tradition began - Barnsdall.  Barnsdall Park hosts a wine tasting night on the west lawn of the Hollyhock House, every Friday night from Labor Day weekend through the end…

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Expectations and Realities of Expat Life in India

  • June 26, 2013

I left San Francisco ready for adventure, excitement, travel and days filled with amazingness. What I found on the other side included all of this, but also loneliness, disillusionment and hard work.  I had already traveled all over the world…

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