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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, but…

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A Return to Home: Mumbai Revisited

  • November 10, 2014

As the plane circles over Mumbai, we have already been traveling for more than 40 hours - myself, my husband and our 4 year old son. We are exhausted, but we are energized. The smell of Mumbai somehow seeps through…

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Holiday Volunteering in Los Angeles with Kids

  • November 7, 2014

Volunteerism has been a part of my life since I was a young elementary school kid visiting the nursing home in my neighborhood. I don't remember how I got started - maybe through holiday caroling or because I wanted to earn…

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The Ultimate Guide to Exploring Yosemite with Kids

  • August 13, 2014

A family trip to Yosemite National Park is the quintessential American summer holiday. Camping (or glamping as it is for us!), getting dirty, splashing through rivers, and spending time with friends and family - what else can you ask for…

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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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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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The Best of Disneyland with Toddlers

  • May 22, 2014

Going to the grocery store with toddlers is a daunting and overwhelming experience for many, so you can imagine the level of anxiety that comes up for so many families when discussing going to Disneyland with toddlers. This is even…

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Planning a Trip to Disneyland with Toddlers

  • May 16, 2014

Planning a trip to Disneyland with toddlers can be overwhelming. After several years of attending as season pass holders, we have learned the ins and outs on how to get the most out of a visit. When To Go The best…

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Summer Sounds at the Hollywood Bowl

  • May 13, 2014

Summer is fast approaching, which means it's almost time for one of our favorite summer activities - Summer Sounds at the Hollywood Bowl. Every time we drive by the Hollywood Bowl, my son starts talking about Mr. K and Summer Sounds, asking…

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Classic Car Night at Bob’s Big Boy

  • August 7, 2013

Classic Car Night at Bob's Big Boy Every Friday from 5 pm - 10 pm, classic car's start rolling into Bob's Big Boy in the Toluca Lake area of Burbank. My son asks me about all of the new, interesting cars on…

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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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Best Places to Visit in Delhi with Kids

  • May 23, 2013

India isn't probably the first destination you would think to take your kids, and the capital, the capital of India may not be an obvious choice but kids are warmly welcomed there and throughout the country.  Younger kids may find…

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