Homebody in Motion http://homebodyinmotion.com Adventures in filling a new house and a passport... now with twins! Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:30:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 48 Hours in Austin, Texas: The 7 Best Things I Did in Town http://homebodyinmotion.com/48-hours-in-austin-texas/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/48-hours-in-austin-texas/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:00:57 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=2308 Regular readers of this blog will know that I’m a chronic sufferer of FOMO. (In fact, I characterized it as the most debilitating of my pregnancy symptoms last summer, which was really saying a lot.) But I just came back from a perfect weekend getaway with the hubs — less than 48 hours — in which […]

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Travel Themed First Birthday Party: A Festive Unisex Bash for the Twins! http://homebodyinmotion.com/travel-themed-first-birthday-party-a-festive-unisex-bash-for-the-twins/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/travel-themed-first-birthday-party-a-festive-unisex-bash-for-the-twins/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:31:29 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=2226 I don’t even know how to approach a post about my twins turning one: No words can begin to adequately sum up the intense and wondrous and wild year after our family of two became four. All parents know this feeling, of course. So how about if I focus instead on the babes’ travel themed first […]

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10 Things Parents of Multiples Just Can’t Do (but Parents of Singles Can!) http://homebodyinmotion.com/parents-of-multiples/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/parents-of-multiples/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:05:00 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=2177 “I just don’t know how you do it!” As a new mom to nearly one-year-old twins, I get that a lot. Frankly, it’s a reasonable thing to say, coming from parents managing one single baby at a time. Of course, all parenting has its many challenges (and rewards!), but managing life with two babies at the […]

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Mini-Holiday Giveaway! A Stay in a Palm Springs Architectural Gem http://homebodyinmotion.com/mini-holiday-giveaway-a-stay-in-a-palm-springs-architectural-gem/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/mini-holiday-giveaway-a-stay-in-a-palm-springs-architectural-gem/#comments Fri, 10 Jul 2015 19:14:58 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=2169 Last month, I wrote about how Palm Springs is the perfect destination for a 24-hour vacation that can can actually make you feel totally refreshed and inspired (plus detoxed or retoxed, per your personal preference — hey, no judgement). Now, I’m giving my readers a chance to score your own perfect 24-hour vacation in Palm Springs! Your one-night stay […]

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Bingo! The Best Advice for Flying With a Baby Is Right Here http://homebodyinmotion.com/best-advice-for-flying-with-a-baby/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/best-advice-for-flying-with-a-baby/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:25:46 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=2147 If you’ve read between the lines of this blog, you’ll have duly noticed there’s one travel-related “first” I haven’t yet done since the twins were born: I haven’t brought the babes on a plane. I probably don’t need to tell you why this is true. But mainly I’m looking forward to the day when we […]

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24 Hours in Palm Springs: A Perfectly Rounded Vacation in Just a Day http://homebodyinmotion.com/24-hours-in-palm-springs-a-perfectly-rounded-vacation-in-just-a-day/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/24-hours-in-palm-springs-a-perfectly-rounded-vacation-in-just-a-day/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:28:00 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=2142 These days — with the demands of infant twins plus career plus being a grownup — at any given moment, I’d say I deserve a vacation more than ever before. One (of the infinity) great things about living in Los Angeles is we have easy access to the desert, and 24 hours in Palm Springs can […]

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Cenote Dos Ojos Near Tulum: Refreshing Crystal-Clear Water, Exciting Caving! http://homebodyinmotion.com/cenote-dos-ojos-near-tulum-refreshing-crystal-clear-water-exciting-caving/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/cenote-dos-ojos-near-tulum-refreshing-crystal-clear-water-exciting-caving/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:41:31 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=2102 Earlier, I wrote here about past mixed experiences with while exploring Mexico’s cenotes, an ancient system of caves and underground rivers only found in this part of Mexico: Dzitnup was a dud, but Aktun Chen was a major must-do. Now, in my latest installment of Homebody in Motion’s Unofficial Guide to Cenotes, I bring you dispatches from Cenote Dos […]

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Yucatán Peninsula Road Trip Blog: A Template for a Swift-Moving, Budget-Friendly Adventure http://homebodyinmotion.com/yucatan-peninsula-road-trip-blog/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/yucatan-peninsula-road-trip-blog/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:02:13 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=2076 Just back from Tulum for the first time since 2008, I have been reflecting on the ways in which the little city on Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula has changed — that much-discussed evolution of Tulum from sleepy beach town to New York trend-story fodder. That reflection led me to plumb the endless depths of the Internet for my now-defunct […]

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Where Should I Stay in Tulum? http://homebodyinmotion.com/where-should-i-stay-in-tulum/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/where-should-i-stay-in-tulum/#comments Wed, 10 Jun 2015 18:08:48 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=2060 When a very best friend of 20 years announced she was getting married in Tulum, it was a huge deal. First, because this friend is our George Clooney (but even ol’ George figured out this year that marriage rocks). And second, because she’d be getting married at Mezzanine, which is the very same hotel where […]

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Twins’ First Holiday! 5 Things I Learned About Taking Babies to Hotels http://homebodyinmotion.com/taking-babies-to-hotels/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/taking-babies-to-hotels/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 19:33:30 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=2048 After you have babies, it’s all about firsts: first foods, first consonant sounds, first time crawling, first time pulling up to stand. When it comes to travel, I’ve written here about our firsts as new parents since the twins were born: my first business trip at 12 weeks postpartum, our first couples’ driving trip away without […]

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