Homebody in Motion http://homebodyinmotion.com Adventures in filling a new house and a passport... now with twins! Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:05:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Happy Hanukkah! (And the Gifts I’m Getting for the Twins Slash Myself) http://homebodyinmotion.com/hanukkah-gifts/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/hanukkah-gifts/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:05:10 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1777 It’s babies’ first Hanukkah around here this week, and I’m feeling very jolly. First of all, it’s been a week of nonstop holiday parties, both of the family-friendly and heavy-boozing varieties. Beyond that, I (mostly) honored my vow to myself to taper off my write-aholism in the last couple weeks of the year, so that […]

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Holiday Gifts For Pregnant Ladies! 16 Fab Finds That I Personally Covet http://homebodyinmotion.com/holiday-gifts-for-pregnant-ladies/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/holiday-gifts-for-pregnant-ladies/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:17:00 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1763 Last holiday season, I’d just crossed the second-trimester threshold, my pregnancy was public, and I was feeling so full of joy and promise at such a festive time of the year. (That’s us at the St. Regis Princeville in Kauaii last December — I realize it doesn’t read “holidays” per se, but it’s how we […]

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6 Spectacular Places to Travel in Africa Before You Die (With Jaw-Dropping Photos!) http://homebodyinmotion.com/6-spectacular-places-to-travel-in-africa-die-jaw-dropping-photos/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/6-spectacular-places-to-travel-in-africa-die-jaw-dropping-photos/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:07:09 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1742 I’m feeling very inspired this morning, with wanderlust dribbling down my chin like so much infant twin drool. That’s because I have a guest poster with the most stunning stories to tell: (In addition to being my dear friend and fashion inspiration for 20 years,) Starla Estrada is the Africa travel expert for GeoEx. As […]

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Thanksgiving Pregnancy Announcement (Or: Holiday Bombshell!) http://homebodyinmotion.com/thanksgiving-pregnancy-announcement/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/thanksgiving-pregnancy-announcement/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:14:04 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1734 Last Thanksgiving was one for the books. Just two days before, we’d learned I was pregnant. We figured there’d be no better time to tell our families than on a day devoted to gratitude and togetherness, and on a day when both sets of parents would be in the same room. Because I was overall […]

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Best Double Stroller for Twins: Bob Revolution SE Duallie Review (AND YOU CAN WIN ONE HERE!) http://homebodyinmotion.com/best-double-stroller-for-twins-bob-duallie-revolution-double-stroller-review/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/best-double-stroller-for-twins-bob-duallie-revolution-double-stroller-review/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:04:46 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1702 Funny story. On the advice of another twin mom friend, I registered for the Bob Revolution SE Duallie double stroller, which she said was the absolute best pick for an active lifestyle with twins — great for jogging, hiking, beach walks (so basically, my life — or at least, the life I want to live). […]

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38 Fun Ideas for Thanksgiving Decorations, Food, and Crafts to DIY and Buy http://homebodyinmotion.com/ideas-for-thanksgiving-decorations/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/ideas-for-thanksgiving-decorations/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:31:27 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1707 Here in Los Angeles, we don’t have many weather-related indications that summer is turning to fall, so we have to embrace the signs wherever we can find them — so basically, in Starbucks. For me, the special sense that fall is creeping in comes with the annual flood of lifestyle writing assignments that turn my […]

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2 New Mom Beauty Tips (Also Known As: Aint Nobody Got Time) http://homebodyinmotion.com/new-mom-beauty-tips/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/new-mom-beauty-tips/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 20:05:08 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1681 Here’s the deal. I have two infants. I have no time. This is literally true now, as compared to when I used to be like “OMG, I have no time” before I had kids and what I actually meant was “I’ll really have to write this story lighting fast if I want to make it […]

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Travel Without Baby: The First Night I Spent Away From My Twins Was Not How I Thought it Would Be http://homebodyinmotion.com/first-time-travel-without-baby/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/first-time-travel-without-baby/#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 20:41:17 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1675 I’m not going to lie. I thought I’d feel like the cat who ate the canary on the first night I spent away from my infant twins. But, like every other part of parenting, the reality was much more complex. I’d had a short business trip to Las Vegas on my October calendar since even […]

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Happy Halloween! http://homebodyinmotion.com/happy-halloween/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/happy-halloween/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:34:40 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=1668 For Halloween today, my son is an off-the-rack skeleton from Old Navy — but that’s whatever. My daughter is a hula girl, and her costume is the point of the story: In November of 2009, David and I were going on a trip to Hawaii. It was the depths of the recession, and work seemed […]

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7 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 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:37:12 +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, with a only a couple of brands mixed in, and my feed […]

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