The other day our last laptop charger finally broke — mine broke a long time ago and we have just been using David’s. Since we always forget to charge our laptops overnight often we both sit there next to each other working and our computers are both at 5% and we are swapping who gets the charger. When one person gets drops to 2% we switch lol. Its so bad. Anyways so David’s finally broke and we had a bunch of work to wrap up that night so we had to go to town and get one! Since it is an hour away we generally like to do something while out there and we randomly decided to do the Lulumahu Falls hike! I hadn’t ever done this hike and it is for sure my favorite so far!!! It was honestly SOO beautiful. The lighting was so pretty, the hike was SO fun, the falls were gorgeous, and to make things even better when we were walking back the sun was setting and it was pure MAGIC.

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One of our days in Maui we went to see the blowhole! I thought the blowhole was cool but I thought the coastline and trail were the site to see! It reminded me of Ireland so much!!! So pretty. The other set of photos is from our last day in Maui. I booked a later afternoon flight thinking we could do Road to Hana before if we left really early. Well yeah not so much. We started the drive and decided to just go to the black sand beach at mile marker 32. An hour and a half in we barely made it to mile marker 19 when Rosie was starting to get fussy. I was playing games with her and singing her favorite songs – nothin. She was just so sad. Then all of the sudden she threw up ALL over. The roads were so windy and I should have known that would have been trouble 🙁 I felt so bad for her!

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I really had the best Mother’s Day weekend ever! We went to Maui and stayed at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. It was our first time there and we loved it – especially the shallow pool which the kids had a blast in. We spent most of our time in the pool and by the pool. We drank a lot of pina coladas which will forever remind me of when I was pregnant with Rosie. It was my number one pregnancy craving and David was so sweet and would always make me them at home (virgin, always, obviously. we don’t drink.) While we were in Paris when I was about 7 months pregnant I asked a waiter at a restaurant if they serve pina coladas. He was so confused and had no idea what I was talking about and David still makes fun of me to this day haha!

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Traveling with kids is never a total breeze but so worth it. After 13 countries with 2 kids we have learned a thing or two. Some of my fondest memories with the kids are abroad and I love being able to look back at those experiences. A lot of people don’t travel with their kids because the flight and airport is so stressful – which I totally get! So my hope in writing this is that you realize that it’s totally doable, it get’s easier, and is so much fun! Also I know this is a TON of info so I split it into sections for hopefully easy reference. I wanted to have a spot with ALL of the tips we have and we will update and add more as we figure them out.

*This is an update to my previous post, 50 Tips for Traveling with a Baby that I wrote 2 years ago!

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