Do you have kids who love to play in the snow, but they don't feel well or you just can't keep dressing them up to go out for two minutes? Try bringing in snow to play with indoors! Winter sensory play brilliance! We don't see much snow since we moved to sunny California, but back when we lived in Massachusetts it was a fixture of our lives for months on end. The kids … [Read more...] about Winter Fun for Kids: Bring in the Snow for Winter Sensory Play!
What to see in Scotland - particularly Edinburgh, but also the surrounding area. A guide to visiting Scotland, and places to see in Scotland while traveling with kids. Last summer, Mike took 16 college students to Edinburgh. I tagged along with the kids. We were in Edinburgh for a month, with a few outings outside the capital city on weekends. Mike and I know … [Read more...] about What to See in Scotland with Kids
Visiting Miramar Beach and Setting Goals for May 2017. Setting goals each month makes it easier to stay accountable. April was a hard month, so it was pretty amazing to end it by dropping the kids off for a one-night sleepover with cousins while Mike and I escaped to Half Moon Bay. This was our first time child-free since Emma was born in 2006! The kids had a blast with … [Read more...] about Visiting Miramar Beach and Setting Goals for May 2017
Holyrood Palace (the Palace of Holyroodhouse) is a working royal residence in Scotland. Tour this royal residence when the royal family is not in residence! Everyone knows that the British Royal Family spends much of their time in Buckingham Palace, but did you know that they spend their summers in Edinburgh, Scotland? Specifically, they come and stay in the Palace of … [Read more...] about Visiting Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh – The Palace of Holyroodhouse
This summer we spent a month living in Edinburgh. While there, the four kids and I climbed Arthur's Seat. It was a highlight of the trip, in spite of rain and the fact that it is a pretty tough climb for a 3-year-old! Here are my top tips for hiking Arthur's Seat with kids. A Mountain in the City: Edinburgh's Arthur's Seat Set in the center of the city, Arthur's Seat is … [Read more...] about How to Climb Arthur’s Seat with Kids