HOTEL LIFE: Tips for GlobeTOTting

Hotel life isn’t all breakfast in beds and plush terry robes when traveling with tots. With ten hotels over the last 2 months, one of which was an overnight on a junk boat in Halong Bay and one which we were evacuated from due to the monsoon in Hoi An, we are well practiced in […]

Life is either a daring adventure… (aka #HermerHoliday)

So, as I mentioned last week, one of the things that came out of our Burning Man experience was the realization that “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” We all get so much more when we push ourselves – when we are living just beyond our comfort zones. Matt and I […]

Back-To-School Healthy Snacks and Lunches

I do love live television – there is a buzz I get about having an ‘air’ time – and prepping whatever I’m going to do or say… so when my friends over at Good Day LA called to ask me if I would come onto their Wellness Wednesday morning show to talk about my favourite […]

The Kids (Will Be) All Right

Matt and I try to escape a few times a year without the children for a little Mummy & Daddy time and even though we’ve had practice escaping, I still have a tough time every time we say goodbye for a few sleeps. Through the trips, we’ve found a few tricks that help us all […]

Kids Summer Style starring Sunuva

 When the sun is out and the weather is warm, our kids are mostly naked in our backyard. That said, as much as I love bare bums, it is vital that our kids stay safe in the sun for at the beach and long afternoons by the pool. Enter Sunuva. Our dear friends Sabrina Naggar […]

ONE-ON-ONE TIME WITH KIDS

Raising loved, valued, and confident children with MAD days My husband Matt and I just celebrated our 7 year anniversary – and in what seems like a blink of an eye, our little duet is now a party of five. Our crew now includes Max (5), Jake (3), and Sadie (1).  People often ask me […]

4 TRICKS TO GET KIDS TO SLEEP

I wish I had read this when I was navigating the tortures of sleep deprivation – but here it is for you dear tired readers: Kids go through phases in their sleep routines – and any change in their lives can affect their sleep cycle. When we moved to Los Angeles, obviously our munchkins had […]

Summer Picnics

Of course we love this time of year – mornings at the beach, afternoons in the pool and endless summer nights. BUT sometimes there are endless summer days as well – schools out and camp has ended and what to do with these empty endless days and a crew of toddlers to entertain? We’ve made […]