All posts tagged: travel

10 Must Have’s for Pumping while Traveling

Trying something new today! Tonight on the blog is guest editor, Taryn Kutches, co-founder of Parker Design, sharing her tips on pumping while traveling. A must read if you’re a new mom returning to work from maternity, travel for work or just want to get away for the weekend. I know a lot of you just entering that stage of returning to work, so I thought this might be helpful. I for one felt the struggle the first year of nursing with my son, so it turned out pumping became a regular part of my life, as it is for many of you. These tips will be life-savers, trust me! So here’s Taryn!: Are you nervous about keeping up nursing while you are away from your little one for a few days? Don’t worry, I’ve been there too. I was determined to nurse my little girl for a year. After weeks of struggles in the beginning, we finally got the hang of it and we ended up making it to our goal, but boy did I ever under estimate …

Travel: Hong Kong 2017 Recap

Ok, so I lied. Well, actually I had totally overestimated myself. I thought I’d be posting while me and my family were on vacation. But I was either too busy or tired to edit photos and write so here I am writing about it now (1 week after we came back to the bay area). I will briefly address how we combated jet lag going there, flight comparisons, and a general photographic itinerary of our first week, including some child friendly places to visit Hong Kong. We packed so much in the first week so I’ll only be covering the first. Day 1: Flight This was our 3rd time traveling to Hong Kong with our son (below the age of 4.5), and we’ve picked up a few lessons along the way about flights. The best time for us to fly out from the west coast is the red eye or midnight flight because then you and your kids can sleep for most of the flight and adjust to Hong Kong time quicker as you will arrive …

Lake Tahoe: Winter Wonderland

This year we planned to go to Tahoe in January, but with all the rain we’ve been having here in the Bay Area, we were really worried we would have to cancel our AirBNB reservations. We were all packed and ready, but we said we wouldn’t hesitate to cancel if it was storming or more obviously if the roads were closed. So it wasn’t until the day of did we decide to go for it since we hadn’t been alerted of any road closures. This post will largely just be some moments of our trip that I captured. If you want to know full details, i.e Where we stayed, What We Packed, or What We Ate etc. this is not the post for you! Let me know in the comments if you have any specific questions and I’d be happy to answer them! We only stayed 2 nights and had one full day at Tahoe so we didn’t have much of an itinerary except to let O enjoy the snow. Day 1 We arrived and …

Travel: Hong Kong

It’s been a week since I came back from Hong Kong, and I’m still not feeling quite like myself. This jet lag has been really rough, because O still hasn’t gotten back to sleeping normally either. But thank goodness he’s gotten a lot better, and I’m just waiting for the day I can live my life in the light of day again! In the mean time I thought I’d do a quick jot down of some of the things we did/ate and places we visited while we were there –  in pictures (for those of you who don’t follow my Instagram)! Sorry this post isn’t going to be that thorough, mostly because I have a hard time remembering exactly what we did!  A bit of a heads up for those of you who don’t have kids yet, if you think our trip was pretty minimal, you’ll know why after you have your first child. Feel free to ask questions in the comments though if you’re interested in anything specific! At the end of this post, …

Marriage Tune-Up: 5 Things To Do With Your Loved One This Valentines Day Weekend

Guest Post by the husband Similar to cars that need to have their oil changes and be maintained occasionally to help preserve the car, sometimes marriages need a tune-up as well. There are tons of these “lists” that describe date nights, paint a picture of a beautiful small trip, or elucidate techniques on enhancing communication. This article will do nothing of that sort. Date nights are important every week or so, small trips are fun to go on if you are able to obtain someone you trust to watch your little one, and communication is key in all aspects of a relationship, especially your marriage. Instead, below are a few ideas you can do with your loved one this Valentines Day exemplified by some activities we engaged in during our trip to New York City. All photos were taken with our iPhone 6. 1. Start by taking a walk This may sound very cliche, but taking a walk is a great way to be in touch with your spouse and really talk about things that …

San Diego – Temecula

Labor Day Weekend Wedding & Anniversary Getaway Time for my first travel post! As a mommy of a toddler, as hard as it is to leave him, its nice to get away now and then. It just so happens that it’s our 5th wedding anniversary, and our friend’s wedding day! So thanks to my mother-in-law, O is in good hands while my hubby and I run away jet set to our weekend getaway in sunny San Diego! Friday – San Diego We arrived in San Diego around 6pm Friday evening. Checked in our hotel and quickly made it to our reservations at Eddy V’s Prime Seafood which happened to be right across the road from our hotel. Great planning honey! Oh, yes, my husband made all the reservations and he even wanted to write a review for my blog about it, so I said “sure, but no one wants to read it if it’s 6 pages long”. First of all, a big thank you to my husband for making the reservations for our special day, and …