Homebody in Motion http://homebodyinmotion.com Adventures in filling a new house and a passport... now with twins! Wed, 27 May 2015 00:31:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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9 Travel Feeds to Follow on Instagram Right Now http://homebodyinmotion.com/best-travel-photographers-on-instagram/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/best-travel-photographers-on-instagram/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 09:15:12 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1625 Instagram is my special, sacred place on social media. Unlike the cacophony that is my Twitter feed, for instance, my Instagram feed is a highly curated mix of about 150 posters whose every image I want to savor. They are almost entirely individuals (most of whom I know and love personally, or have met and […]

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Hiking Runyon Canyon With a Stroller: Yes You Can! http://homebodyinmotion.com/hiking-runyon-canyon-with-a-stroller-it-can-be-done/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/hiking-runyon-canyon-with-a-stroller-it-can-be-done/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 22:13:44 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1998 Ever since I was pregnant with my twins, I have been dreaming of stroller hiking with the babes. Yesterday, nine months since they were born, we did it at last! One of my favorite fast weekday-friendly hikes in Los Angeles is Runyon Canyon. (It’s also the go-to hike for half of the rest of everyone who lives here, […]

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3 Fun Things in Honor of Mother’s Day (Including a Fab Giveaway for One Lucky Mama!) http://homebodyinmotion.com/mothers-day-giveaway/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/mothers-day-giveaway/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 19:17:14 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1984 Wow. I’ve been a mama for nine months, meaning those twin babes have been on the outside now for as long as they were in. Any parent out there knows there are no words to describe the enormity of it, the massively additive power of parenthood to expand your life and love and reinvent many parts of […]

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Need a Mother’s Day Gift for Pregnant Wife? Friend? Yourself?! 9 Ideas Here… http://homebodyinmotion.com/mothers-day-gift-for-pregnant-wife/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/mothers-day-gift-for-pregnant-wife/#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 16:28:50 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1972 Last Mother’s Day, I was edging into my third trimester. No, I didn’t have babies yet, so technically I wasn’t a mom. But I’d already been working hard: Twin pregnancy isn’t always a walk in the park! Because my family is superstitious, we didn’t really do gifts. But if they had been inclined to honor me with […]

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How to Style Curly Hair: You Asked For It! http://homebodyinmotion.com/how-to-style-curly-hair-you-asked-for-it/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/how-to-style-curly-hair-you-asked-for-it/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:03:35 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1962 I recently wrote a story for Today.com about why I’d never want to look 25 again, and about celebrating beauty at all ages. In spite of myself, I read every comment following the social media promotion of that post — which was meant only as rah-rah women in tone, but was taken in all kinds of ways. […]

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Triada Palm Springs: A New Palm Springs Hotel in the Best Location! http://homebodyinmotion.com/triada-palm-springs-hotel/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/triada-palm-springs-hotel/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:13:03 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1944 I’m back from the desert with updates about a new hotel: the Triada Palm Springs. As I teased in a recent post, I just got a chance to stay in the new Triada, which recently opened from Marriott. It’s a Spanish hacienda-style property with 56 guest rooms in the tony Movie Colony neighborhood downtown, and it’s really lovely. […]

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6 Outrageously Over-the-Top Africa Vacation Ideas http://homebodyinmotion.com/outrageous-africa-vacation-ideas/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/outrageous-africa-vacation-ideas/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:08:36 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1925 It’s Monday morning after a holiday weekend, and I was feeling a little groggy — not quite awake yet on my weekly conference call, guzzling coffee, trying to look alive. But when I got organized to put up today’s guest post, I found my inspiration real quick. I’m up, I’m up! Helloooooo big world. And […]

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How to Dye Eggs Naturally Using Nothing but… FOOD! http://homebodyinmotion.com/how-to-dye-easter-eggs-naturally/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/how-to-dye-easter-eggs-naturally/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:20:09 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1260 Last year, I was busily being more “motion” and less “homebody” for various reasons. First, I was pregnant and we were trying to get all possible travel in before babies (I was editing the original version of this post from a tropical lanai). And of course, we’d been booted out of our house while we remodeled in my second trimester. But it’s my […]

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“Where Should I Stay in Palm Springs?” I’m Here to Tell You http://homebodyinmotion.com/where-should-i-stay-in-palm-springs/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/where-should-i-stay-in-palm-springs/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:51:30 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=928 “Where should I stay in Palm Springs?” People ask me that a lot. I like to think this is because I always look so well rested, wear color so well, and have such a glowing all-over-even tan. But it’s probably just because I’ve been out to the desert a zillion times, love it, and have […]

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