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Downtown Tampa Date Night Ideas

One of my favorite things to do is to find budget-friendly activities we can enjoy around town. This past Friday we dropped the little dude off at his abuelos, braved rush hour traffic and headed downtown for a sweet date night:¬†Tampa’s Fourth Friday. Now, even if you are not a Tampanian, most cities across the […]

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Family Camping Gear Roundup: 10 must-haves

Although our Northern Arizona camping adventure was only a month ago, it truly feels like it’s been ages since we slept under the stars in Cottonwood. August has been action-packed, with me returning to work part-time, searching for childcare (oh the joys of living far from family), and coming to terms with the fact that our little dude […]

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The truth about camping with a baby

When REI invites you to go camping and to try out their gear, 1) you do a happy dance 2) with baby in tow, you pack up and go. We reserved a spot in a family-friendly campground up in the Arizona mountains, where we could escape the Phoenix summer heat (which is comparable to stepping […]

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Making the Most of a Beach Vacation with Baby in Tow

I really do believe salt water is the best medicine: sweat, tears, and the sea help us feel better about many of life’s problems right away. For that reason, spending relaxed days beachside is my idea of a perfect vacation. Luckily, earlier this month, my 9-month-old son and I took an impromptu flight to Florida to […]

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What kids REALLY want from vacation

I stepped away from the blog for almost two weeks. We spent most of it at the beach with family, mostly unplugged, playing outside, hanging out, eating (and eating and eating), not following a set schedule (aside from the baby’s nap times), treasuring our little man’s fleeting babyhood.  And it was exactly what the doctor […]

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A guide to Sedona: 5 Breathtaking hikes you should take

When I first moved Arizona, my fiance immediately took me to visit Sedona. “I have a feeling you’ll love that place,” he said.  I had heard great things about it from my yogi/spiritually-attuned friends, so I was excited. Fast-track to a year and a half later, and I’ve gone back six times. Since it’s only […]

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10 Must-have Items for jet-setting Mamas and Babies

So far, we have taken our 8-month-old on eight trips. Day trips, overnight road trips, cross-country plane trips – seven different flights to be more specific! And I was solo with babe for five of them. I’m by no means a travel pro, but I have figured out what works for us (for now). I […]

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5 life lessons I’ve learned traveling with an infant

We spent most of the month of May traveling. First it was a week in South Florida for a friend’s wedding, followed by two weeks with family in West Virginia and Pennsylvania while the fiance was traveling for work.  In my circles (online and in real life) it is not unusual to travel with kids, but every […]

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