When we moved back to Southern California, my husband and I ached for experiences that would undeniably enrich our lives; to raise our multiracial children close to family and among our cultures, giving them a strong connection to their heritage. What better way than exploring the origins of Downtown Los Angeles and Olvera Street? With its Latino roots and urban center, Olvera Street is one of the oldest streets in
California is rich in cultural stories, including the ones we learned when traveling to Solvang with kids. For me, as a Latina mom having recently moved back to California, this depth of experience also provides exposure for my young kids. The opportunity to experience various cultures and life experiences first hand – without having to travel the globe – helps my 5-year-old daughter absorb the stories of her own family legacy.
It came as a complete shock when I received an invitation to Disney Social Media Moms, a conference for Disney-loving parent bloggers. Since my husband had started a new job the week before, I knew he wouldn’t be able to attend the conference with me, so I decided pretty quickly that this would be a mommy/daughter trip. Soon after, I also decided there would NOT be a Disney Surprise for my
Our California coast road trip this year was one of the best we’ve had as a family. Family travel can be tricky, balancing logistics with kids and the desire to see it all. During our road trip, we made learning a priority. We visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium to get acquainted with the area and the learn about the ocean habit there. Set on the coast, the aquarium has insanely
A few weeks ago, the kids and I (with some dear friends), “braved” some of the best glamping in California at KOA’s Ventura Ranch. As you can see, we were really roughing it in our Deluxe Log Cabin! In partnership with Toyota and the National Center of Families Learning, we learned that the art of camping has definitely been fine-tuned since I was a kid. And while I love adventure,
If I had the choice, my husband would be with us all day, every day. Certainly, family travel is our favorite way to go about our adventures. But that’s not always possible and solo mom travel is the only way the kids and I can squeeze in mini-adventures during the week. Such was the case with this Mommy n’ Me camping trip we recently took. It was seriously SO.MUCH.FUN! And