My Adventure with REI :: Sea Otter Kayak Excursion

This post is sponsored by REI but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Living in the beautiful Bay Area, great weather brings an abundance of outdoor activities. We are truly blessed to have so much nature in our backyard. I have decided that getting back to nature is one very important way…

South Lake Tahoe in the Summer :: 10 Things to do With Kids!

We just completed our annual trip to South Lake Tahoe, and like every year, I leave feeling a little nostalgic. The memories that this beautiful place holds in our lives is irreplaceable. My in-laws have been hosting this annual family trip for over 15 years (10 that I have been a part of). Every year,…

Getting Tropical Vacay Ready…at home

If you are like me, getting ready for a tropical vacation almost make the trip not even worth it. The prep that goes into feeling beach ready is exhausting, and who has the time anyway? It's not like my kids will let me sunbath to get my base tan or get a relaxing facial to…

Tips for Disneyland with Kids

With summer approaching, I am sure many families are planning a trip to Disneyland! We did our first Disneyland trip with Kolton and Shayne in November, and learned so much about how to make the most of our vacation. While Disneyland is definitely the most magical place on Earth, there are several tricks to making…

The Beauty of Spontaneity

I tend to over-plan and over-organize often. With so many things on my plate constantly, sometimes the good times end up feeling like a chore that I am rushing through to get to the next task. I have to actually plan to not plan! Ironic...right?  Yesterday we decided to play hooky from everything and packed…

Home is Where the Heart is :: Wayland Homes, Livermore

This is a sponsored post but all opinions expressed are my own We are still in the process of buying our first home. About eight months ago, we moved and wanted to be sure we love where we are living before taking the leap of owning. In the meantime, we love bringing the kids and…

It’s More Than Music :: Riwbox Headphones

This is a sponsored post. Thank you for supporting 2 Blonde Mamas Road trips with little ones is always an endeavor. From the packing of clothes, activities, supplies and travel necessities, to finding ways to meet their needs during the drive itself, it all adds up to a headache just for a good time away…

Sick on Vacay :: Notes from a Terrified Mommy

We just got home from our annual family trip to Lake Tahoe. This trip is so very special for our family. It is a time we all come together, leave the everyday hustle and bustle, and relax and enjoy the beautiful lake life. This year, we had an unexpected situation that scared this mommy half…

3 Days at the Beach :: Santa Cruz, CA

With our upcoming, adult only Maui trip just around the corner, we wanted to do something extra special for Kolton and Shayne before we have to say goodbye for four nights. After laying out some options, we decide that a mini trip to Santa Cruz (only 45 minutes away), would be perfect for us. Long…

Monterey Bay Aquarium :: The Beauty of the Bay

During the beginning of our trip to Carmel, we knew that we wanted to take the little ones to The Monterey Bay Aquarium. It is such a wonderful educational place for them to learn the importance of protecting our wildlife and also a wonderful place for them to play and discover. The Monterey Bay Aquarium…