4 things no pregnant lady has ever said in Bangkok


Just a lighthearted post of being pregnant in Bangkok.

  1. What a beautiful day! It’s the perfect weather.

That’s because no matter the month Bangkok is hot. You can have sticky heat, humid heat, pouring sweat heat, heat that makes your skin burn, hot rain, hot wind, the list goes on and on. It’s hot but the best part is you can wear shorts all the time. Also it’s not a big deal if you look like a pregnant hot mess because everyone else in this city is looking like a hot mess.

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What a difference a year makes


I see parents on Facebook post pictures of their kids using their Timehop app and it’s always fun to see what a difference a year makes and how much they have changed. Today I was in amazement at what came up on my Timehop. For those who aren’t aware Timehop is an app for your smart phone or iPad that will show you whatever you posted on that day 1, 2 or 9 years ago depending on how long you have had social media.

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Lombok: Traveling Toddler Approved

DSC_0783We were told by our friends that Kuta Beach in Bali was lovely but overrun by tourists, surfers and party people. There is nothing wrong with that but we were looking for a more peaceful easy going option with less noise for our family. We were told to head over to Lombok, the island next to Bali and only about a 40 minute flight away.

I would not recommend flying Air Wings or Lion Air. If you do, be sure to leave at least five hours in between the flight back to Bali from Lombok to get you to the international airport on time to not miss your flight. Both flights to and from Bali were extremely late and in the end caused us to miss our flights home to Bangkok (costing us another $600USD for new tickets). Lesson learned: Leave a lot of time in between these little fights or take the speed boat from island to island, which might take longer but I bet they will be on time…

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Ubud: Traveling Toddler Approved

DSC_0205Ubud is the nature retreat we have been looking for. Coming from Bangkok, we needed to get away from the city noise and the pollution. We heard it was beautiful there and everyone that has been has said how much they loved it and now I see why. We stayed outside the city center, really it felt like in the middle of nowhere, it was perfect and very inexpensive at the Pajar House. If you are looking for a nice, clean, away from noise, and inexpensive hotel I highly recommend this place. The hotel will even help you to book excursions through their own service or you can book ahead of time with other companies in the area like we did.

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Domestic diva in training: Marion’s Kitchen


I am far from a domestic diva. I don’t necessarily burn everything I cook. I’m not a total disaster in the kitchen really. I can read a recipe and follow directions. I know how to use Pinterest. I actually use that to find different recipes if they look pretty easy and is not one which requires five different appliances. Forget the crafty part of Pinterest… I like to browse but let’s be real; I can’t even color in the lines with my toddler so there is no way I am going to make a pretty craft or a DIY father’s day gift. Honestly, I would say I am not a creative wife or mother when it comes to “domestic” things and I am okay with that because I know there are other areas I do pretty well in. I am most definitely a “domestic diva” in training.

I had the opportunity to try something new that is supposed to make cooking very simple and delicious. I am happy to share that information with you because it was probably the easiest dinner experience I have had besides picking up the phone to order pizza.

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