Homebody in Motion http://homebodyinmotion.com Adventures in filling a new house and a passport... now with twins! Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:09:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New Family Travel Traditions (And Happy Labor Day Weekend!) http://homebodyinmotion.com/new-family-travel-traditions-and-happy-labor-day-weekend/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/new-family-travel-traditions-and-happy-labor-day-weekend/#comments Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:09:20 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=2386 David and I like to keep moving. We try to seize each opportunity to travel as a chance to visit a new country (or two, or three), ideally something we can both see together for the first time. I can’t think of a trip we’ve taken abroad that we didn’t love enough to repeat a […]

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We Did It (And You Totally Can Too)! 6 Tips for Baby’s First Road Trip http://homebodyinmotion.com/we-did-it-6-tips-for-babys-first-road-trip/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/we-did-it-6-tips-for-babys-first-road-trip/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:31:10 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=2364 When David called on Friday to check in on his way home from work, and I told him, “You’re off the hook. I think you should stay home and relax.” We had planned a road trip about 325 miles north up the coast of California to the Monterey area for the wedding of one of my […]

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Yes, I Got a Push Present — and I Deserved It! http://homebodyinmotion.com/i-got-a-push-present-and-i-deserved-it/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/i-got-a-push-present-and-i-deserved-it/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 20:38:08 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=2356 My twins turned one last month, and I’ve been reflecting a lot on the way this summer feels with them on the outside compared to how it was with them on the inside last summer. Duh, it’s a lot different. As part of all the swirling preparations last year, I got something like a push present […]

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Bon Voyage! 5 Over-the-Top Travel Trends You Need to Know About Right Now http://homebodyinmotion.com/travel-trends-2015/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/travel-trends-2015/#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 17:54:08 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=2346 [Mini drumroll…] I’m excited to share that I’m now working with Bravo TV’s fun entertainment, pop culture, and lifestyle destination on the web, The Daily Dish! As the freelance contributing editor, I’ll be producing all kinds of lifestyle content, including beauty, fashion, food, entertainment — and a whole slate of fun travel stories. To that end, […]

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A Vegetarian in Austin: The 6 Best Things I Ate in Town http://homebodyinmotion.com/vegetarian-in-austin/ http://homebodyinmotion.com/vegetarian-in-austin/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:50:31 +0000 http://homebodyinmotion.com/?p=2332 Because I don’t eat meat, I’m frequently limited when I travel. When I visit many other countries or cities, I don’t expect to eat the regional delicacy — and I’m respectfully OK with that. But on more than one occasion, I’ve found myself pleasantly surprised that I’ve been able to eat very, very well in places I […]

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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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