South Lake Tahoe Guide

South Lake Tahoe in the fall is gorgeous. The weather is perfect and it is somewhat of an off-season with fewer people. When you typically think of South Lake, you probably think of the casinos and ski resorts. Those are great activities, but since we visited in the early fall, we wanted to get outdoors to enjoy mother nature.

Everything I Know About Cloth Diapering

After becoming pregnant last year, all things baby suddenly caught my attention. Talking to seasoned parents and new fellow parents alike, a lot of the conversations involved the talk of poop and diapers. Not surprisingly though since newborns go through about ten diapers a day and have the amazing ability to pee or poo in…

A Coastal Getaway to Mendocino

Mendocino is a beautiful seaside town brimming with character and a culture all its own. A weekend away will slow down your busy life for a bit and allow you to enjoy the simple and finer things in life. It’s close enough to the Bay Area that you can do a quick road trip, but it’s far enough away to feel like you are far from city life. The temperatures are cool and foggy year round, but on lucky days you can catch some sun rays.

Tahoe North Summer Family Adventure

North Tahoe is perfect for a summer family vacation and gives you the chance to experience the mountains throughout the region. The crowds are far less than during the winter and it’s great to get up high in the mountains when it’s warm out and the sun is shining. We’ve visited Tahoe plenty of times before, but this was our first vacation with the little ones in tow, so it was a special and new experience. We’ve outlined our itinerary, which was a little slower paced to accommodate nap time and feedings, but also offered just the right amount of fresh air and picturesque views that we crave.

Raised Real: Organic Baby Meals Review

After months of only milk, solid foods are definitely a game changer. One more thing for busy moms and dads to worry about! Per our pediatrician’s recommendation, we slowly introduced baby Nora to a new food every couple of days to make sure she had no allergic reaction. We started with sweet potatoes, avocado, broccoli and then introduced fruits, dairy and nuts. I would go to the store, buy the organic fruits and veggies, chop them, steam them, and then puree. Although it is exciting to introduce your baby to new foods, it is a lot more work than just nursing or bottle feeding.

Baby Nora’s First Trip to Maui

After a few months postpartum, I was starting to get antsy to travel again. With no upcoming tips planned (a rarity for me), an amazing airline deal to Maui appeared! On a whim my mom and I booked my baby’s first airline trip! Even more amazing, babies under two fly free (on your lap) on all airlines. I knew traveling with a baby would be a big adjustment and challenging, but it was certainly worth it. She loved seeing new sights and swimming for the first time. New experiences for the baby and a travel adventure for me!

Mother’s Day Local Gift Guide 2018

It’s always tricky getting mom a unique Mother’s Day gift that she will love. While fresh flowers are always nice, we’ve rounded up some great gift ideas for you this year. All of these gifts are made by local San Francisco Bay Area companies too!

SNOO Smart Sleeper Bassinet by Happiest Baby Review

Three months ago, my husband and I welcomed a tiny bundle of joy into our lives. This tiny human would change our lives forever! As first time parents, we got tons of wanted and unwanted advice from others and were bombarded with information on which baby products we needed and which were useless. Now that some time has passed, we get the common question, “What is the hardest thing about being a parent so far?”. For me, especially in the early weeks, it’s simply never getting a full nights sleep.

Best Bay Area Buzzes of the Year (Vol. 3)

We can’t believe this is the third year of Bay Area Buzz! It’s been a fantastic year and we both wanted to share with you some of our favorite things. Take a look and let us know what some of your favorites are in the comments below! To see the original post and learn more…

Lorena Canals Rugs: Washable Rugs for Any Room in the House

We’ve all had those home or furniture items that are beautiful, but so, so hard to clean. When we heard about Lorena Canals’ washable rugs we had to learn more. Lorena Canals has been designing and manufacturing products for over 25 years, with a focus on children rugs for the last 12 years. They wanted to…

2017 Shop Local Bay Area Holiday Guide

There’s no place like the Bay Area in terms of creativity with tons of awesome local artists and brands. Shop local this Holiday Season for some unique and fun gift ideas! Here are some local brands and artists that we have rounded up for you. For the “Always Hungry” Christopher Elbow sells beautiful handmade chocolates…

Visiting the Mountains of Colorado

Colorado is a skip and a hop (over Nevada and Utah) from the Bay Area where you enter the world of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. We had a free weekend in October and had always heard great things about the area and wanted to make a trip to experience it for ourselves. There was way…