Tokyo DisneySea!

On what started out as an overcast, cloudy day this summer, my son and I drove out to Tokyo DisneySea to enjoy some one-on-one time before his little sister arrived and gave him some competition made us a family of four. He’s not much on rides yet at this age (2), so the Toyville Trolley…

Learning Japanese at a Yochien!

Enrolling our son in a traditional Japanese yochien!

Yokohama Museum of Art. With a Toddler!

There are some days when traveling with our two-year-old is fun and easy. He’s in a wonderful mood, we catch all the right trains, the activities are awesome, and we have a completely magical time.  Then there are days that are a tad bit harder. To be perfectly honest, most of those days tend to be…

A Tale Told Two Ways

Sunday Morning, by Our Beloved Son Mixed fruit jam & cheese on cotton, 2015 This piece represents the artist’s struggle to conform to society’s expectations during a construct known as ‘brunch.’ Man vs. food. Clean vs. dirty. Indoor voice vs. OUTDOOR VOICE. Aka our son had a huge tantrum today at brunch.

How To Take a Toddler to Brunch

When we first found out we were having a child, MBH and I decided that we wouldn’t be those parents. We would try to maintain our lifestyle as much as possible. Yes, I can hear you laughing. But we’ve tried. And on some days, we’ve even succeeded. We try to set our son up for…

Taking a Toddler to a Museum

After a brunch with old friends at the surprisingly kid-friendly yet fancy Chef Geoff’s downtown, where our son’s blueberry parfait from the children’s menu was eagerly eyed by all the adults, we all went our various ways. MBH was off to his second Dodgers game of the weekend with another rabid fan, our friends were…