Where would you go? 

This entry is a bit different than some of the others you may have read on our blog. I typically write about our little family and our big adventures traveling. But today, I wanted to focus on you. That’s right, this blog is actually about you. Consider it more of a conversation rather than the … More Where would you go? 

Planning a toddler-friendly trip to Belize

My husband and I have always been extremely active people. Prior to children, a beach vacation never actually involved relaxing on the beach. We have gone swimming with dolphins, sharks, manatees, sting rays, and sea lions while on vacation. We’ve also jet skied, snorkeled, boated, hiked and gone exploring in whatever island or coastal country … More Planning a toddler-friendly trip to Belize

The Oklahoma City Bombing: the day that changed my perspective

When I was a kid, growing up in New Mexico, I lived a somewhat sheltered life. I grew up in a somewhat stable family with loving parents, and a sense of security that every child should feel. In the small town where we lived, kids could freely ride their bikes around the neighborhood for hours, … More The Oklahoma City Bombing: the day that changed my perspective

Traveling – or doing anything – with a toddler

Toddlers. They’re an interesting breed of humans, aren’t they? These tiny, messier versions of other humans make everything in life an adventure. I had a play date with a friend of mine last week who has a son seven weeks older than our daughter, Avery. Originally, I suggested a nice dinner out with our adorable … More Traveling – or doing anything – with a toddler

Plane tickets booked!

You know that feeling you get when you finally book your plane ticket to somewhere you’ve never been? Sure, you may have been talking about your upcoming trip for weeks, or maybe even months, but it doesn’t actually become real until your airfare has been purchased and paid for. Once you get that confirmation email … More Plane tickets booked!

Why Texas…

I grew up in a very busy part of the world. For the first 18 years of my life I lived in Northern Virginia, right outside of Washington, D.C.. The trees were tall and the grass was green. It was nice, but busy. Hardly ever did I stop and smell the flowers. In 2005 I … More Why Texas…