10 Best Offline Apps for Traveling Toddlers

Tablets have become a necessity for many families these days. After all, they can offer endless hours of entertainment along with educational opportunities for kids. It’s surprising then that kids still get bored with their tablets, especially when there’s no access to WiFi. For traveling families, this can be the situation more often than not, especially when […]

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10 Best Things to Do on a Rainy Day

Rain, rain, go away; Come again another day. It’s easier to notice the rain when the world is quiet.  Its tapping on the roof sounds softer with the rising sun behind it, hiding the bold colors of the rushing dawn.  The rain.  It dances ever so slowly now above my head, drowning the afterglow of […]

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Buying Experiences

I remember when I first got my walkman.  It was around the time when portable cd players were the fad, early 90s.  Yep.  I was just a tad behind with the tech culture.  The truth was I didn’t beg my parents for it.  I listened to music in whatever way I could.  However, since they […]

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Once Upon a Toddler’s Time

There are days when I’m just hankering for adult time and adult conversations.  I seem to be on toddler time constantly with my 18-month old and my 2-month old newborn.  Yeah…we’ve been busy.  Among many things, toddler time consists of steady playing and activities, pulling random stuff off of shelves and out of drawers, constant […]

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Home-bound Adventures

This post was going in a completely different direction before I decided to take a turn.  I think it was the tequila sunrise. We all know the cliche: life is an adventure.  It’s supposed to be exciting, a roller coaster ride, a thrill.  Is this in general terms?  Is every single day supposed to feel […]

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Surreal Persistence

Artistry.  Musicality.  Theatric.  Literary.  I was blessed with a rich childhood exposure to such things.  I guess it came with growing up in a city crossed between old school and new school traditions and beautifully sandwiched between Eastern and Western cultures.  As a kid, art was as simple as a pencil sketch of Marvel superheroes; […]

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The Sand Beneath Our Toes

Destination: Downton Stuart. Maybe it was the small town feel of the historic district that made me forget all about the wonderful Florida humidity.  I was literally shining from sweat as we walked around the quaint downtown.  But it didn’t matter.  We were out-of-towners in a local joint.  The Riverwalk.  The bubbly and cool boutique […]

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