As the holidays approach we have been indulging in all our favorite holiday traditions from gingerbread houses to cookie baking to advent calendars, we have some holiday traditions that we love and some that maybe we need to update. But how do you go about that process?
I love to bake and I have the biggest sweet tooth, so it makes sense that I love to bake holidays cookies. Gingerbread, peppermint, sugar, I love them all. There are so many great holiday cookie recipes, here are some of my favorite recipes from the past few years that I have tried and keep making.
December is here and the Bay Area Kids scene is so busy with all the great activities this month!! I love the holidays, the lights, the music, the sugar; having kids has only made the holidays even better as we venture out and try out all the fun activities the city has to offer. Here are the 36 of the best kid friendly San Francisco events in December 2017 not to miss.
I love a good parenting book, so when someone mentions a new one, I will general pick it up and give it a read. Who doesn’t need parenting advice every once in a while?! Here are a couple that I recently tried and found useful. Check out the best parenting books of this year, add them to your list, and let me know what your favorites are.
Imagine it’s your birthday. You woke up at 4AM to get on a flight for a family vacation. You arrive at the airport, ready to go, get on the plane, are all seat belted in, kids and all, and then the pilot comes on the PA to announce that you can’t leave, your flight is cancelled. The airport is a mess there was a plane crash the day before and the airport is down one runway. You get off the plane and get in the long customer service line to find out what is the next plane you can get on. TBD. There are a few more flights leaving that morning, but no telling which will have space for your family. Check back in a few hours. All the while, your 2 year old is whining, tired, and cranky. Worst birthday ever? It actually turned out OK. We rode the air train to different terminals, browsed the airport museum, ate cupcakes (it was my birthday after all) and 7 hours later got on a new flight for our destination. Yes, true story of my 2013 birthday. As a parent travel with kids can be hard, there is nothing worse than hearing “your flight is delayed”. Entertaining kids at an airport is not easy, depending on how long your delay is, it can be torturous. Here are my top 10 tips for entertaining kids at an airport to make those delays fly by and actually make airplane travel with kids fun.
Yellowstone is one everyone’s bucket list at some point in time. If it’s not, you should add it now and do it while your kids are young. Yellowstone is a GREAT place for family vacations. There is a ton for kids to do and explore and it has the most incredible scenery. Here is my Yellowstone with kids from A to Z; what to see and do with kids in Yellowstone National Park.
Hiking with kids can be hit or miss, sometimes they love it, sometimes they don’t. Some kids are GREAT at it, others aren’t, we have a little of both . As parents we love to hike, so we have been taking our kids hiking since they were little. We have had great family hikes and totally painful ones and learned a lot. Here are my top tips for making hiking with kids fun.