Two kids pose on hotel steps

Review of Avila Lighthouse Suites, Avila Beach

Overall, this hotel is a must for hotel-scouting families looking for something kid-friendly. It’s perfect for children in the hotel amenities, setup, and location. But, it’s also special because not only are your kids’ needs accounted for (and who are we kidding – they’re the bosses anyway), but the adults also feel like they’re on a pampered beach vacation.  The hotel is steps from the ocean, there are complimentary white fluffy towels in the pool area and there’s a free waffle bar with whipped cream in the morning.

mom and two kids Featured in Paso City Rec Guide

Our Summer of Travel Blogging

This summer has been nonstop, and I’m happy to say that much of it is due to my growing niche of travel blogging! I love finding business collaborations so we can review hotels, places to play and other destinations for kids (or a parents night out!). Here’s a look at what I’ve done so far in this niche. I’d love to do more.

ROIDMI F8 Storm Review

Roidmi F8 Storm Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Review

Landed a vacuum collab, officially made it as a mommy blogger!! Level. Up. 😆 I even went all out with peep-toes and a dress to celebrate my new maximum mommy blogger status. LOL.No, but jokes aside we were #gifted this sleek new cordless vacuum called the ROIDMI F8 Storm. It’s super lightweight, has good suction and I really dig all the handy accessories it comes with. You can clip in different types of rollers depending on your surface. It’s also versatile and changes shape for my house or the car.

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Girl’s Trip to the Broadlind Hotel, Long Beach

Earlier this month, two gal pals and I left our collective assortment of tiny humans with the husbands and the grandparents and lived it up at the Broadlind Hotel’s penthouse suite in Long Beach, California. Overall, the property is a truly charming getaway with all the architectural character I love, situated in a conveniently walkable downtown location.

Basic Invite Review

Once upon a time there was a mom who had two children.

After the birth of Baby #1, the mom’s family and friends got super cute baby announcements printed on nice stationary after a lovely newborn sesh with professional photographer.

After the birth of Baby #2, the mom’s family and friends got … the most sincere Facebook post she could muster between toddler tantrums and a newborn attached to her 24/7.

Nuby 360 Wonder Cup Review of plastic sippy

Nuby 360 Wonder Cup Review

Designed for ages 12mos +, this 10oz cup comes with one of those circular silicone tops where the kids sip the water from the sides of an anti-leak rim that’s also leak resistant. The strawless technology helps my three and five year olds feel like big kids without me actually having to break out the  “big kid” cups that spill.

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Nuby Thirsty Kids Flip-it Freestyle Review

Today we’re reviewing the Thirsty Kids Flip-it Freestyle water bottle we received compliments of Nuby USA. The kids like the prints but I do, too!! Super gender neutral and contemporary patterns. None of that bright primary colored kid stuff that usually rules our house. These are simple, clean designs that I would want to drink out of.