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

Travel Planning

10 California Hotels to Daydream About

Now that we’re on the other side of the country from our parents and favorite babysitters, we’re regretting that we didn’t utilize them more for weekends away! We did spend our 5th anniversary in St. Lucia and we came here for our house hunting trip, but other then that we just did the occasional evening… Read More 10 California Hotels to Daydream About

Travel Planning

The Ultimate Beach Packing List for Babies and Toddlers

It’s May and that means fun in the sun and the surf! I love a day (or even a couple hours) at the beach and with the beach only half an hour away, I’m assembling a kit to keep in the trunk of the car. Here’s what I’m including and you can too! #1 Full body… Read More The Ultimate Beach Packing List for Babies and Toddlers

Travel Planning

5 Ways to Maximize PTO & Travel More

Traveling makes me greedy. The more I travel the more I want to travel! But we’ve still got to balance our wanderlust with everyone’s favorite limiting factors: time and money. Right now we are privileged to only have one job to accommodate, and Chris has a generous vacation/PTO plan. It’s still something we have to work… Read More 5 Ways to Maximize PTO & Travel More