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Sunday, 27 June 2021

A Visit to SFMOMA

During our recent trip back to the Bay Area, Mathilde and I spent an afternoon exploring some amazing art exhibitions at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, better known as SFMOMA. 

We'd visited SFMOMA many times in the past when we lived in the Bay Area, so the museum itself was nothing new to us, however with ever new exhibitions on display there is always something fabulous to see, even if you think you've seen it all before. So while Ava and Lola spent a day catching up with friends in Berkeley Mathilde and I took Bart into the city to check out some art.


Friday, 18 June 2021

Keeping up with the kids with Ostinol

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation was provided.

Summer break is here!

That means two whole months of fun for he kids - and two whole months of me trying to keep up with them and their boundless energy! Seriously, why do kids have SO MUCH energy? If only I could bottle up their energy and take it as a supplement. Well, I can't do that but I have found something that helps my aching mama joints keep up with the kids. It's Ostinol Insta Joint. 


As the years have gone by and I've gotten "less young" (we don't need to say old!) I've been noticing more aches and pains in my joints. Motherhood has definitely played a big part in those aches and pains too. Nursing, carrying toddlers, running and playing with kids, constantly bending down to pick up toys and other random things they've left on the floor, sleeping in weird positions thanks to little bed hogs... there's always something to wreak havoc on my joints. 

For the longest time I've just put up with the aches and pains. They're just a part of getting older and being a mama, right? Plus self care isn't always at the top of the to do list. I'm sure that many mamas know what I mean. Self care should be a top priority but it's so easy to let it slip by the wayside when we've got little people to care for. I may not have time to rest as much as I'd like, go out for (much needed) massages, or sleep a full eight hours, but I CAN take a daily supplement that helps minimize my joint pain. Every morning when I drink my healthy green smoothie (or let's be realistic - my latte!) I take Ostinol Insta Joint. 


Taking Ostinol Insta Joint is a simple step I can take to help improve my joint health and I've definitely been noticing the difference. This week I took the kids to a water park on a scorching hot day and they were keen to play in the wave pool. I was looking forward to the cool water but not my knees hurting as I jumped repeatedly through waves. But you know what, even after a few hours of jumping waves my knees didn't hurt at all!


Ostinol Insta Joint is all natural, safe and effective. Thanks to its key ingredient Cyplexinol (a 100% natural protein complex sourced from USDA Certified organic bovine bone) Ostinol Insta Joint helps the body's ability to grow new cartilage tissue to nourish and lubricate. Cyplexinol belongs to a class of proteins backed by over 50 years of scientific and medical research. In fact, it's the same class of proteins traditionally used by orthopedic surgeons to regrow bone and cartilage tissue post-operatively! Ostinol products are made in the USA and have over ten years of clinical success as a natural supplement to support joint and bone health. Ostinol Insta Joint is gluten free, grain free and made from non-GMO ingredients.

If, like me, you want to take better care of your joint health so you can keep up with the kids this Summer and beyond, head over to www.ostinol.com. You can save 30% on each bottle of Ostinol Insta Joint (maximum 5 bottles) with my code MM30. This offer is valid through 9/1/21.


I'm looking forward to a Summer of bike rides, water parks, hiking and all sorts of other fun adventures without joint pain!

Disclaimer: While people with severe joint conditions have reported great response with these products, Ostinol is a natural supplement and cannot encourage discussion that would imply treating, preventing or curing any disease.

Monday, 31 May 2021

80+ Things to do in San Francisco with Kids

After eight years of living in the San Francisco Bay Area and getting out and about as much as possible I've found myself with a wealth of knowledge when it comes to exploring the city by the Bay. Over the years I've shared LOTS of different posts about different places to visit in San Francisco, but I've never shared a round up post. So today I'm doing just that. It's a long post, but I hope you'll find it a great resource for exploring San Francisco with kids.

San Francisco really does have a lot of fun things to see, do and experience with kids. Whether it be taking in iconic views, exploring the historic side of the city, getting hands on at an interactive museum, playing in the great outdoors, spending some downtime in a park or playground, eating tasty treats, or getting a little culture, there's something for everyone here. 



Because this is such a long post I've broken everything down into the following categories:
  • Iconic San Francisco
  • Amazing Views
  • Playgrounds
  • Museums & Galleries
  • Tasty Treats
  • Play Outside
  • Street Art
  • History
  • Tours

  • Where I have a dedicated post with extra information you'll find an underlined link.

    Let's take a look...

    Thursday, 27 May 2021

    Dream Big with Pact Pajamas

    Disclaimer: I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided.

    When you find a new product that you love, do you feel like you want to share it with everyone to let them know just how great it is? I sure do! It's one of the things that I enjoy about having this blog. I get to share all of my favorite things with you here and on social media.

    Today I'm sharing my latest favorite find with you. They're cozy. They're comfy. They're cute. They tick all the boxes that I look for when shopping for my kids. They're the Dream Big kids' pajamas from Pact!

    I mean, look at these pics of Lola and Mathilde... don't their pajamas look cute and cozy? Perfect for snuggling up on cool evenings or playing camp in the backyard. 

    Wednesday, 26 May 2021

    Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

    Recently we headed to Southern Colorado for a weekend and while we were there we spent half a day checking out Royal Gorge Bridge & Park.

    Located near Cañon City, just over two hours south of Denver, Royal Gorge Bridge is the highest suspension bridge in America with the top of the towers standing 1053 feet above the Arkansas River below. The deck of the bridge stands 956ft above the river. That's pretty high! The bridge was constructed in 1929 and has been a popular tourist location ever since. While the bridge itself is the main drawcard, there are plenty of other fun activities in the park to keep visitors occupied. There's a great playground with a carousel, gondolas to take visitors across the gorge (with views over the bridge), a zipline, a skycoaster (think hang gliding above the gorge but attached to a cable), and Via Ferrata rock climbing tours. 

    After learning about Royal Gorge Bridge earlier this year it has been at the top of my Colorado bucket list. The kids are too young/small for some of the add on activities in the park (no ziplining or rock climbing for us just yet) but we were looking forward to taking in the views from the gondolas as well as directly from the bridge. Unfortunately, our visit coincided with some incredibly windy weather, so many of the popular attractions in the park, including the gondolas, were closed as a safety precaution. Luckily, the bridge itself was still open as was the playground on the other side, and they were worth the visit on their own. 

    Let's take a look at our visit to Royal Gorge Bridge & Park...



    Wednesday, 19 May 2021

    Neon Alley in Pueblo

    Recently we headed to southern Colorado for the first time and spent a weekend exploring a new to us part of this beautiful state. We based ourselves in the city of Pueblo which was a pretty central point for our adventures - plus Kim was getting his second Covid shot there. He had booked his first shot in Pueblo when it was impossible to get one closer to Boulder or Denver and we didn't realize he'd have to go all the way there again for his second shot. It actually worked out pretty well though as the kids and I tagged along and we got to explore someone where new. 

    Now, when I mentioned to people that we were going to Pueblo everyone said pretty much the same thing. There's nothing to do there. I had originally expected that we'd just use Pueblo as our base for the weekend and not really spend any time there, but after doing a little research online I discovered a place in Pueblo that I just knew we had to visit. Neon Alley!

    If you've been here a while you'll know that I'm a huge fan of street art. I'm also a big fan of vintage neon signs. Neon Alley combines the two together. Imagine an alley way filled with neon signs, murals and posters on every surface. That's Neon Alley! 

    Pictures speak louder than words, so instead of me waffling on about Neon Alley, let's take a look..

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