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Surviving a Road Trip With Your Toddler

Since Mr. Garland and I are both teachers, we’ve had a lot of time this summer to do fun things as a family. We don’t travel much as a general rule, but this summer now that Jackson is older we have been venturing out more than usual! We took a few different trips this summer […]


Family Vacation – Outer Banks, NC

We recently returned from a big family vacation in the Outer Banks! This spot is well loved by many on the East Coast for good reason; it’s beautiful! We joined my parents and almost all of my siblings and their families in a big semi-oceanfront rental house. The weather cooperated and we got some good […]

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Packing Checklist for International Travel with Kids

Now that the kids are seasoned travelers (Charlie has 30 flights under his belt and Olive has 28), I don’t worry about how they’ll handle all the travel. But going to a remote island in the Philippines still requires a lot of planning because we have to book several plane tickets, a hotel in Manila […]


Mosquito Bite Repellents and Treatments

We’re leaving for our annual trip to the Philippines next week to visit Mr. Bee’s parents, so I’ll be writing a lot of travel related posts over the next week! I always stock up on mosquito repellents and bite treatments before we go since it’s a tropical island, and Charlie and I are unfortunately delicious […]

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Destination: Seattle/Portland with a 2 and 4 Year Old

We kicked off our summer this year with a 5 day/4 night trip to the Pacific Northwest – one of my favorite destinations in the U.S.! We were a little ambitious, and wanted to kill two birds with one stone by visiting our friends who just made the move to Portland, so this trip involved […]


Packing for a Cruise With an 18-Month Old

We have our first big family vacation coming up, and we are so incredibly excited! We’re heading on a 7-day cruise to Cozumel, Belize, and Roatan in a few weeks, and it will be the longest and biggest trip we have ever taken with Jackson. Our first cruise together, way back in college!  I have to admit, […]


Preparing For a Stay at the Grandparents’

Mr. Cowboy and I will celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary this August — yay! Because we were hoping to be home with our Lil’ Cowgirl by then (or at least be bringing her home!), we decided to celebrate early by taking a child-free trip to Cancun. With the timelines of Korean adoption being rather unpredictable and optimistically […]

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