Enoshima Aquarium

One of my favorite places to visit in Kanagawa prefecture with my children is Enoshima Aquarium. I love watching my kids as they press their faces against the glass to see various sea life. I enjoy laughing with them at the dolphin show. We often enjoy ice cream on the large open porch as we … More Enoshima Aquarium

A Toddler’s Potty Training Antics

You initially start potty training two to three months earlier than reasonable due to peer pressure from other friends with toddlers. You quickly realize the toddler who keeps urinating consistently on your tatami floors, needs more than 20 minute bathroom break reminders; she simply needs a diaper! You wisely put her back in diapers, and tell yourself you’ll conquer potty training at the start of the new year. … More A Toddler’s Potty Training Antics

Travel Day to Bali

Every few years, we take a big family vacation. Somewhere fun, where none of us have ever been. Our, my husband’s and my own, thoughts are to travel somewhere in the world where we want to go, somewhere child safe and mostly child friendly, and somewhere to make new memories together as a family that … More Travel Day to Bali

Motherhood: Singing Lullabies and Nursery Songs

Singing nursery songs and bedtime lullabies seems synonymous with parenthood. You hold your child for countless hours throughout their first and second years of life, and throughout the rest of their childhood. For the past eight years I’ve sung multiple nursery songs almost every day and at bedtime, with very few exceptions to the infinitive … More Motherhood: Singing Lullabies and Nursery Songs

1-2-3-4 Cake

While scanning through the recipe book Birthday Cakes: Recipes and Memories from Celebrated Bakers by Kathryn Kleinman, I found a simple yellow cake recipe created by Alice Waters, owner of the world- famous Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California. For Miss C’s second birthday cake I choose to make her this delicious and less fuss … More 1-2-3-4 Cake