What is the Safest Sunscreen for Kids in 2019?

We all use sunscreen, whether we are traveling or not. It’s necessary. As parents, we always want to get the best and safest sunscreen for kids that we can find. With all the stuff in the news, which are the best sunscreens for kids? I always worry about sun safety when the kids and I spend time in the sunshine. I also worry about which sunscreens are the best and safest for our bodies. I’ve spent a lot of time doing research!

When it’s time to lather on the sunscreen, here are some of the safest options you can buy!

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Franklin Park Conservatory Children’s Garden

Imagine my excitement my husband called me and said, “I booked flights to the USA. We leave in one week.” I was so excited that I almost cried. We weren’t sure if we’d be visiting Ohio this summer or not and we kept putting off planning the trip. Not only did I want to have a lot of family time, I also wanted to do all of the things, including visit the new Franklin Park Conservatory Children’s Garden, located in Columbus, Ohio.

Of course, I couldn’t fit in all of the things I wanted to do (or see all of the people I wanted to see), but I did get meet my friend Julie and her children at the Franklin Park Conservatory. It was a beautiful and sunny day, just perfect for visiting a children’s garden. Was it everything I hoped it would be?

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As An Expat, I Make Many Mistakes and That’s Okay

This week is the last week of school in Mexico. It actually ends on July 6 this year. A lot of people don’t even send their kids during the last week. This week, we had the prescolar ceremony with diplomas given on Monday. I put in my calendar that there is a graduation ceremony today after another different event in the morning.

Apparently, as is common, I was mistaken.

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Guide to the Best Infinity Scarf with Hidden Zipper Pocket

I saw a video today. It was crazy. It was hilarious. And it seemed like it would be practical. Sort of. I mean, it could also be kind of sweaty and potentially gross. There is a travel underwear with zipper pockets in the front. Is this really a thing?!

Yes, yes it is. However, it also led me to an item that is even cooler than pickpocket proof undies. The travel scarf. A travel scarf is usually an infinity scarf with a hidden zipper pocket. What a genius idea!

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Itinerary for an Awesome Yucatan Peninsula Road Trip with Kids

For Spring Break, we decided to fly to Cancun, Mexico. My husband originally wanted to  go to an all-inclusive resort. I checked the prices and they seemed really high (spoiler alert: many all-inclusive resorts in Cancun are actually reasonably priced because the restaurants in Cancun are very expensive).  I started trying to figure out an option that was better for the budget AND included seeing Chichen Itza. We decided to take a sightseeing road trip around the Yucatan Peninsula, which included spending a lot of time in Tulum.

That all being said, this is NOT a budget trip. Though in the end, it was pretty close to equal the cost of staying in an all-inclusive resort with one or two excursions for four. I am, however, extremely satisfied with the flexibility our choices offered us during the trip.

Well, I was satisfied once I got over feeling guilty about blowing our travel budget, of course.

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These Are the Best Portable Travel Safe Options in 2019

Staying safe while traveling (or in everyday life) is another subject I take seriously. When we travel, we often travel with our passports. Leaving them locked in a safe while we are enjoying the sights (or the pool) gives me peace of mind. In most of our travels, a safe has been provided by the hotel. However, when there isn’t one in the room, I always wish I’d brought a portable travel safe.

So I know I want one, but which is the best travel safe to buy? Let’s get to the portable travel safe reviews and start comparing!

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Things You Need to Know Before Becoming an Expat

Congratulations, you’ve taken the plunge and immerse yourself into a new country.  Or, you’re thinking of becoming an expat. It’s so exciting! It won’t always be all ice cream and tacos, though. There are things to know in order to mentally prepare for and have a great expat experience in your new country.

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Natalie and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Tourist Day: Guanajuato Edition

As we passed through the famous tunnels of Guanajuato City, Mexico, I began feeling excited again. I felt with renewed vigor, passing into a beautiful city that I’d never seen. Maybe this visit would be better than I thought!

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