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Paci go bye bye

Just like that, TJ has given up on his pacifier. I was one of those moms who was very firm that my child would not use a pacifier. I hadn’t done much research on this […]

India trip – Tips for international travel with a toddler and managing jet lag

We recently returned from a two weeks trip to India. As always, I find a lot of things have changed and yet, a lot remains unchanged. I also find that the more I live in […]

A No-Nonsense Guide to Baby Registry Must Haves – Part 1 Getting around

In Part 1 of my First Time Baby Registry Must-haves, I will focus on ‘Getting around’. My recommendations are strictly based on my own experiences – things that I found most useful and others for […]

Consignment sales are a great deal

I loved finding great deals at consignment sales in Chicago and one of the first things I looked up even before moving to San Jose was to Google consignment sales in my new city and […]

Settling in

It’s been almost two months since we moved to San Jose and we are settling in. Aaron started work last month and has been adapting to his new work. Meanwhile, I am adapting to life […]

Baby J is 19 months, SAHM, and toddler activities

We recently relocated to San Jose and I quit my job to be able to move here with Aaron. This basically meant that I am transitioning from being a professional working mom to a stay-at-home-mom […]

Day 8: Winnemucca, NV – Sacramento, CA

Finally touched California soil today! Photo Credit: Gypsy Journal. Click on the image to go to the blog. Winnemucca is such a small town that there really is nothing to do. The lady at the […]

Day 7: Salt Lake City, Utah – Winnemucca, Nevada

We had another slightly restless night last night but then we all slept in. By the time J woke us up it was 7:30 am, Mountain Time. After freshening up, we stepped downstairs to have […]

Day 6: Rock Springs, WY – Salt Lake City, Utah

Our hotel in Rock Springs, ‘My Place’, was a bare bones brand new hotel that believed in reserving “frivolous” amenities like free breakfast in favor of kitchenettes in every room with which we were fine. […]

Day 5  – Casper, WY – Rock Springs, WY and Independence Trail

We had complimentary breakfast at the Hilton and it was a good spread that included made to order pancakes, omelettes, eggs, bacon, and sausages. Since J was very hungry, before I fed him anything else, […]

Day 4 – Rapid City, SD – Casper, WY and Mt. Rushmore

I have never been to South Dakota or Wyoming. Even with work conferences taking me to different places, these two states (and a bunch of others) never seem to be on academic associations’ conferences places […]

Day 3  – Sioux Falls, SD – Rapid City, SD And our first Airbnb

After a very restless night with J being up and awake quite a bit, we were able to sleep in a little and got to breakfast at 7:30 am. It’s amazing how our definition of […]

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