Product Review: E3 Live BrainON Food For Mama & Baby

Product Review: E3 Live BrainON Food for Mama & Baby

You want to give your kids the best shot, right? This incredible, organic and natural formula is called E3 Live BrainON. Learn about how we used it and why.

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DIY Kid Project: Matching Shapes And Colors

DIY Kid Project: Matching Shapes and Colors

We created a Do it Yourself Kid Project based on Montessori curriculum of matching shapes and colors. We used sparkly papers made for a 2 year old.

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Obsession With Ice During Pregnancy

Obsession with Ice During Pregnancy

Pregnancy does some weird things to a body, but ice obsession? Crunching ice is a ‘thing’: a result of an obsessive behavior, pica or iron deficiency.

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Fermentation And Sprouting For A Healthy Gut

Fermentation and Sprouting For a Healthy Gut

Want to expand your healthy intake of probiotic and enzyme filled foods? Fermentation is a great and easy way to get started. And with our recipes its easy!

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Veggie, Lactose-Dairy Free, Gluten Free Quiche

Veggie, Lactose-Dairy Free, Gluten Free Quiche

Big on flavor, low in calories this is a one-of-a-kind quiche and it is very quick and simple to throw together and bake. Make it a meal by adding salad.

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Ra’Co Tip: Play Hard, Then Work

Ra’Co Tip: Play Hard, Then Work

It is most common to work first and reward second, but we recommend beginning with PLAY and ending with WORK leading to a more relaxed self.

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Coconut Dusted Crunchy Beet Chips

Coconut Dusted Crunchy Beet Chips

Sweet and crunchy with an incredible texture these little coconut encrusted beet chips will create a whole meaning of tasty with the natural caramelization.

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Ra’Co Tip: Mistakes

Ra’Co Tip: Mistakes

Making mistakes is part of the journey of life. Honor your experience knowing that often your intentional path will be changed forever as a result.

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Trip Advisor Review: Blue Hill At Stone Barns; Change Your Experience

Trip Advisor Review: Blue Hill at Stone Barns; Change Your Experience

Blue Hill at Stone Barns was a once in a lifetime experience which truly reshaped our entire vision for what food is or could possibly become to us. Change.

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“Just Us 3” Family Photoshoot

“Just us 3” Family Photoshoot

The Brand Fam photoshoot taken in three locations in Guatemala to capture the 3 of us before Zai joins the family. Captured by Luis Pedro Gramajo.

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Raising Expat Children Abroad While Maintaining Their Origin Culture

Raising Expat Children Abroad While Maintaining their Origin Culture

In raising expat children outside of our home countries, will they still have an understanding of our familial soil and identify as their origin country?

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Trip Advisor Review: Porta Hotel Antigua Family Friendly

Trip Advisor Review: Porta Hotel Antigua Family Friendly

Combine Parrots, a playground, an enormous heated pool with a 6″ shallow end and wine and you get pure and simple magic. Family friendly all around, enjoy!

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Remedies For Dealing With A Coughing Toddler

Remedies for Dealing with a Coughing Toddler

It is always best to focus on preventative care, but when situations arise that require reactive care, here are a few remedies to help you get through it.

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5 Ways To Mitigate Pregnancy Challenges

5 Ways to Mitigate Pregnancy Challenges

Going through the stages of pregnancy I can see how quickly the ebb and flow of nature really works. Patience and a few tricks can make all the difference.

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Finally Into Our New Abode

Finally into our New Abode

Yay! We are finally here and in a place we LOVE. Antigua is the perfect blend of activity and proximity to the big city, with the quiet natural environment we were looking for.

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Quiet

Quiet

What a pleasure life’s simple moments can give us. I forget that sometimes in the heat of a crazy work day and today is a nice reminder. It is just quiet.

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El Artesano Wine And Cheese

El Artesano Wine and Cheese

Walking into the entrance feels like we are going back in time to Italy, but with a modern, almost Brooklynesque edge. There are fantastic cocktails and unusual cheeses from around the world.

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Lomas De Tzununa

Lomas de Tzununa

Truly the most spectacular views of the lake, Lomas de Tzununa will take your breath away. It is not an easy feat to get to but when you reach the top you know why it was so much work… beauty doesn’t come easy.

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The Lake For Lovers…

The Lake for Lovers…

Walking into the entrance feels like we are going back in time to Italy, but with a modern, almost Brooklynesque edge. There are fantastic cocktails and unusual cheeses from around the world. The menu is robust and full of delicious offerings. Some with meat, some with light fare and all with unusual cheeses. It far exceeded all our expectations for what a wine & cheese bar should be (in any country and in any place in the world).

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La Fortuna Lake Atitlan Review

La Fortuna Lake Atitlan Review

La Fortuna is absolutely magical. We live here and we still wanted to spend the night! It was rated #1 most romantic hotel in Central America and #6 in the world.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) When Missing Snow

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) When Missing Snow

I have realized that when you grow up somewhere you can’t let go of where you came from. It is the rhythm of the seasons and the smells that bring you nostalgia and a sense of home. I have the same issue from an opposite cause. I miss snow so much that I think it is giving me my own version of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)!

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Balancing Life With Work

Balancing Life with Work

Let’s start with I absolutely suck at balancing WORK and LIFE. My business is up and down, all around. But I am sick of it, so I have made a new vow to myself and my family to take a different path forward. I am calling it my transitional state towards freedom.

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Volcan Fuego Explodes In Antigua, Guatemala

Volcan Fuego Explodes in Antigua, Guatemala

About 45km as the bird flies, or 75km driving from our house you can land at the base of Volcan Fuego; a still very active volcano nearest to Antigua, Guatemala.

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Car Sick Toddler

Car Sick Toddler

At any age, I can’t imagine enjoying car sickness. But for a little girl who can’t communicate yet how she feels, our hearts go out to her. Iza has never been a great traveler, so we have come up with a few tricks to help her out in the car.

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Throwback: Uh Oh…Drenched Macbook Air

Throwback: Uh Oh…Drenched Macbook Air

Man, I got myself in some deep doo doo back in February of 2013, so much so that it has taken me 2 years to write about it. Everything went into slow motion as I watched the stream of water move straight toward Rache’s Macbook Air….and splash, all over the computer it went. Here is how I fixed it…

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Uppababy Stroller… Oh How We Miss You!

Uppababy Stroller… Oh How We Miss You!

We bought the UppaBaby Cruz by reading reviews and it has not failed! There are several features we think are must-haves.

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Morning Stretches

Morning Stretches

After his morning Zen practice, Kurt runs through a stretching routine. It is down and dirty, basic and can be done in 20 minutes or less.

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Patterns By Rache

Patterns by Rache

I have finally launched Patternsbyrache.com. This is something I have wanted to do for a long time and now I finally have added a shopping cart and moved forward with building out my pattern business. Spread the word!

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The Making Of Silence

The Making of Silence

Silence is creatively empowering, and while power and internet are two essential aspects of our livelihood, it stunts my creativity. I have seen over the past few weeks of in and out power and the past few months without internet, just how creative I can be. I would say I am learning to take lemons and make lemonade. Yay.

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Iza: The Crispy Jew Bu

Iza: The Crispy Jew Bu

When you have 8 grandparents you are bound to have a mix of all cultures. Iza is truly a global child being represented by 3 cultural practices; Judaism, Buddhism and Christianity (i.e. Unitarianism).

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