I turned 40 last year and in the midst of a global pandemic and losing my mother I had to remind myself that YES… 40 is a turning point but even though we are hitting the possible midpoint of life, we can now live the next half with the confidence & knowledge of being alive […]
As our second year is over in Playa Del Carmen and I wanted to make a list of some great things to do with the kids while in the area. We spend 3-4 months a year there and absolutely love it. Like most places, the locals have the ins on the best spots. We dine out a lot and with 2 very active boys I need to keep everyone busy. Here is my list! (Not in any particular order):
A small cenote at the end of playa, great for wading with the kids. Its shallow water is filled with fish and view of the ocean is amazing. There is also a playground onsite and street meat. NO BATHROOMS but lots of trees! This is our favorite beach in Playa with the kids. Side note: Weekends are VERY BUSY so try and make this a M-F thing
A super cool beach front restaurant with the best view! The tables sit on the sand so the kids can play and the music is loud enough that they can make lots of noise. The food is ACTUALLY great as a bonus feature of this must see place
Breakfast spot, Delicious, super cheap breakfast spot IN THE SAND! Watch the waves as you eat amazing food with beautiful atmosphere
Breakfast spot, Amazing garden and pools of turtles & fish for the kids to explore while eating; AMAZING food and baked goods
Great space to spend an hour or 2 maximum. There are 3 floors filled with fish, sharks and jelly fish. Not hands on interactive but fun to see
Giving our children experiances not things is a decision I will never regret. We travel to Uxmal in the Yucatan in this clip and the boys get to climb the ruins and explore… The boys have now visited Chichen Itza, Tulum Ruins and Uxmal, For those pics check out our instagram. Your never to young to start exploring, Here is our journey to Uxmal…
We have all been told many things before we have kids… BUT between birth and toddlerhood THINGS CHANGE DRAMATICALLY!!! We have all heard the sleep while you can & they grow up so fast before they are born. They forgot to mention that by age 3 you would have a cranky mother-in-law living in the body of your toddler!
Just picture this, The whole family… a bus… 2 toddlers, one grandma, one uncle… one aunt, Dad, Mom and 9 DAYS IN MOROCCO!!! It was a truly magical trip. We take many adventures but this one excited me. My mother was born in Casablanca and I have heard so many stories and lived a big fat Moroccan childhood so now I could connect the dots. The foods we ate as children and clothing that were normal to me, a culture I was proud to call my own.
I felt the need to write this today after a vlog post I released last weekend. Mexico has gotten some really bad press recently and as someone who comes here 4-5 months a year and sends my children to school here I am hoping to help shed some light for those folks that have not been here in recent times (Because if you have you’re clearly aware off the dangers…LOL)