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…

Babymoon to Scottsdale, Sedona and Page Arizona

Sedona has been on my list of places to go for some time. So when planning our last trip before the baby comes (a.k.a. babymoon) we decided to go for it. Most people plan babymoons in relaxing, tropical locations. I, on the other hand, can never sit still for too long. Spending all day on the beach didn’t sound adventurous enough for me. Even though we weren’t able to do the more challenging hikes, Sedona and Page offer shorter excursions with beautiful views.

Traditional Northern Style Vietnamese Cuisine at Pho Ha Noi San Jose

This is not your typical Vietnamese restaurant. Located in San Jose’s Vietnam Town, Pho Ha Noi is discreetly tucked away in the back corner of the plaza, but should not be overlooked. The restaurant is bright, clean, and airy with a gorgeous painted mural that graces the back wall. The ambience invites you to take your time, enjoy your meal and stay awhile. They even have a happy hour (Monday – Thursday, 5pm-11pm) and an excellent wine list curated by Vintage Wine Bar and Wine Merchants on Santana Row. 

Bay Area Pumpkin Patches & Harvest Locations 2017

Can you believe October is already here? Harvest season means pumpkin patches, corn mazes and all around fun! To get in to the harvest spirit we’ve rounded up a list of great Bay Area pumpkin patches, apple farms and more by region. Know of any more that we must add to our list? Feel free to comment below and we will check it out.

A Weekend Getaway to Goleta, California

We recently had the pleasure of visiting the seaside town of Goleta. It’s an easy drive from the Bay Area, perfect for a weekend getaway. Located minutes from Santa Barbara, it has it has a charm and laid back vibe all it’s own. Goleta is famous for it’s lemon orchards and roots in the agriculture…