Category trips

from Michigan to California by car

Well, the day finally came. We packed up everything we thought we’d need for the road and the new apartment, loaded up the cat, and off we went! Was it hard? No, not really. M is excellent in the car, she rarely complained. She was confused about where we were going and why, though. We […]

Side trip to Nagarkot

If you’ve been in Kathmandu for a bit and are dying to get out of the city, but don’t have time for a trek or longer excursion, take a few days in Nagarkot! This was a great experience for both myself and my preschooler. We stayed in Club Himalaya, the high end hotel in this […]

travel musings on Nepal with a three-year-old

Flights I was dreading the 14 hour flights, the layovers, and the jet lag. As it turned out, the flights weren’t nearly as bad as I’d feared. Somehow, the time passed and my kiddo did really well with her ipad and toys and the in-seat entertainment system. We had a few rough patches but… really, […]

When you’re three in Manhattan…

We just had the pleasure of spending a few days in one of my all time favorite places: New York City. We hit up the island of Manhattan twice and went on a full-out playground tour. So what do we recommend doing with preschoolers if you find yourself in Manhattan for a day? I’d say¬†anything […]

East Bay area: what to do

We were staying with our friends about an hour’s drive east of San Francisco in San Ramon. We didn’t want to drive to the city every day, of course, so I found several great things to do that were closer. The first thing, of course, was hanging out with the friends we miss and enjoying […]

Back to San Fran!

My second trip to San Francisco and the bay area only cemented in my mind the fact that this is THE place for me. The coastal beaches, mountains, and redwood groves are places I get lost in, and the city’s vibe is one that matches my own. When I see moms and kids with bare […]

how we travel on the cheap

Flights¬†and Air Travel There are lots of ways to travel on the same budget you might have at home, or even less. The first method I use is to put all of my bills and groceries and such on a credit card that gives you good points (I use the Chase Sapphire Preferred), and use […]

air travel: preschooler edition

Is it easier traveling on an airplane with a preschooler than with a toddler? The short answer is yes. Why? Longer attention span. Play-doh, coloring, and iPad games definitely keep her attention much longer at 3 1/2 than they did at 2 1/2. She can also be bribed as well as understand to a degree […]

Michigan’s West Coast

If you’re in the Midwest in the summer, you should be in Western Michigan enjoying the pristine beaches and clean waters of Lake Michigan. No salt, no stinging water creatures, and plenty of perfect beach towns with scenic piers and waterfront eateries. My sister and I kicked back and let the girls swim, build sand […]

Niagara Falls on a summer weekend

This summer adventure was a meet up with fellow blogger Lindsay of Solo Mama Life (now private). This was our third meet up since we both began blogging as single moms-to-be, many a year ago! Our girls are the same age and got along swimmingly when we visited Toronto last year, but this year was […]