Travel Planning

How to Prepare your Kids for a Red-Eye Flight

We just finished our first red-eye flight as a family of 4. I was worried about it and there were definitely some hitches, but the kids did great! Fantastic really! Here’s why we took the red-eye and what we did to prepare them. Why Take the Red-Eye? To maximize time at the destination. In our… Read More How to Prepare your Kids for a Red-Eye Flight

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Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger Recognition Award I’m excited to say that Magnets from Everywhere has been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award! A big thank you to Maria from Dapper House Designs for the nomination! Hop on over to her site for a great blog on home decor, DIY, and organization. The Blogger Recognition Award is basically a… Read More Blogger Recognition Award

Travel

San Gregorio State Beach (near Half Moon Bay, CA)

San Gregorio State Beach happens to be the closest beach coming over the mountains on Highway 84. I am not-so-secretly planning to visit every beach from Santa Cruz to San Francisco, but this week I just wanted the closest bit of sand and ocean possible. Once we turned onto Highway 1 the turn into the San… Read More San Gregorio State Beach (near Half Moon Bay, CA)

Camping with Kids, Travel Planning

Weekend Camping Meal Plan

We recently went camping at Shaver Lake and want to share our camping meal plan. One of my 13 Tips for Camping With Toddlers and Preschoolers is to make sure meals are easy and this menu definitely qualifies.   Friday Camping Meal Plan I’ve found that green smoothies in kid’s CamelBak straw cups work really well in the… Read More Weekend Camping Meal Plan

Parenting, Travel Planning

Raising Multilingual Children in a Monolingual Home

Before I was even married I stumbled upon Little Panda Mandarin Immersion School in Durham and got super excited to send my future children there. Fast forward to the present: My daughter is almost 4 (what?!?), my son is two, language education has been a priority, and we are well on track with both Spanish and Mandarin! Why… Read More Raising Multilingual Children in a Monolingual Home

Travel Planning

Asheville, North Carolina: For Architecture and History Buffs

I recently wrote an itinerary for visiting Richmond, VA for my Mother-in-Law and her foreign exchange student. Juan is an architect student from Columbia who is interning in NC for 6 months. Naturally he wants to experience as much as he can while he’s here and see some of the best architecture in the area!… Read More Asheville, North Carolina: For Architecture and History Buffs