Travel

Swimming with Sharks: Diving in Komodo National Park

In the last week of my Indonesian adventure, I spent Thursday to Sunday floating around Komodo National Park, chatting with my new friends, eating, napping on the top deck, and scuba diving four times a day. Komodo National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its namesake: the three main islands that make up… Continue reading Swimming with Sharks: Diving in Komodo National Park

Arts and crafts

Washi Tape Fashion Accessories

Pearl is obsessed with tape. If she's ever in a bad mood tape always brightens her spirits. She's been fighting a cold for the past week so we've been taking it easy. Less time at the playground means more time in the play room, which I don't mind at all. When Pearl stumbled upon the tape… Continue reading Washi Tape Fashion Accessories

writing

My Creative Journey as a Nanny and Writer

I moved to Boston the September after I graduated from UC Santa Barbara. I had gotten into Emerson College and was pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at  a great school for the arts, and I was really nervous. I knew two people in the city: one, a girl I hadn’t seen since high school… Continue reading My Creative Journey as a Nanny and Writer

Arts and crafts

Gorgeous Light Boxes for Play

I love these beautiful light boxes. They are gorgeous and so inviting. There's something special about playing in the dark, too, that feels intimate and is a great way to bond with your little tot. Ever notice how just being in a room with people and a Christmas tree somehow makes you feel warm and… Continue reading Gorgeous Light Boxes for Play

Arts and crafts

Build a City: Cardboard Boxes for Toddlers

I am one of Meri Cherry's biggest fans. Meri Cherry is an art teacher turned blogger turned businesswoman. I first discovered her blog a couple of years ago when I saw her rainbow spaghetti party on Pinterest and fell in love. I wouldn't be surprised if she knew me as "that fangirl" from my comments all… Continue reading Build a City: Cardboard Boxes for Toddlers

Arts and crafts

Process Art for Toddlers: Cardboard Birthday Cake

There's no shortage of uses for cardboard in my life. I always like to steal a box or two out of the recycled bin for a new project. Fortunately, Pearl's parents received three packages all gradually larger in size just in time to make her a birthday cake...that's right. A cardboard birthday cake. A couple of weeks ago… Continue reading Process Art for Toddlers: Cardboard Birthday Cake