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Practical Packing for Tropical Toddler Trips

Practical Packing for Tropical Toddler Trips

Packing for a completely different climate when you have small kids is not easy. Here is what we found tremendously useful on a tropical holiday with toddlers: Random Things: Tape. Yes, just regular masking tape. Originally I brought it so that my 15-month-old could play with […]

Adventures & Interventions

Adventures & Interventions

I was a bit nervous before writing this, about opening ALL the way up in this post about my struggles… but it actually felt therapeutic and not scary at all to share once I was done. We should probably talk about mental health more. And […]

Anniversary Feels

Anniversary Feels

Last weekend, almost exactly six years after I stayed there last, I fell asleep in the cottage where I stayed the night before our wedding. Before I drifted off, in the very same bed, I couldn’t help thinking of 2012 Elísa, lying there in the […]

Annoyingly Honest

Annoyingly Honest

Want to go on a tour of my weird head? Follow me. I have this annoying relationship with sincerity. It exposes me, or at least certainly does not allow me to play it cool, and it sometimes isolates me. I have what feels like a […]

That Weird Mom

That Weird Mom

Swimming against the current is hard work. Feels a little like I’m going upstream in a river of glue right now! For several reasons, I pulled the plug on Leó going to preschool. And simultaneously resigned myself to being the weird mom that gets the […]

Vanilla vs. Wildlife

Vanilla vs. Wildlife

We completed our one month worldschooling trip to Koh Samui, Thailand, and the world has schooled everyone, kids and grown-ups alike. So many lessons available! I think the insights from the trip will keep trickling in little by little, a single travel post would quickly […]

Let’s do this thing!

Let’s do this thing!

Right now, I’m looking at the epic mess on my floor with one eye and watching Grey’s Anatomy with the other, while I really should be packing for our big trip in six days. It’s just that baby/toddler nap times are sacred, if your child […]

I’m so glad you’re here!

I’m so glad you’re here!

Thanks for coming! There’s just one problem: it turns out the first post on a new blog is impossible to write! So I will just begin with an introduction that will in no way begin to cover who I am, but might give you an […]