Spring Break 2015: Ski Family Vacation at Vail

So it’s Spring Break! and one of my favorite destinations is Vail, Colorado.  Having a family ski vacation at Vail is very baby friendly.  Staying at a resort that offers day care for your kids is a must, specially if you want to hit the slopes with your hubby instead of taking turns babysitting the kids.


Beaver Creek in Vail, Colorado

My top choice is Beaver Creek Resort, which offers a great daycare service for kids as small as newborns.  Their daycare is conveniently located two stories below the ski lifts.  And if you are still breastfeeding, like in my case, you can easily ski down the slopes a couple of times, breastfeed your baby, have a nice lunch, and ski a couple of more times before picking up your kids at 4pm.

The resort also has an ice skating ring and family tubing. In addition, just because your kids don’t ski yet they don’t have to give up the slopes.  Beaver Creek has a couple of gondolas for those riders on foot, so that everyone can enjoy the magnificent view.

This year the weather was around 50F during the day, and the skies were clear and sunny.  It was the perfect weather to enjoy warm chili and beer sitting by the slopes and to take the kids around to enjoy the snow.

Mia stepping on snow for the first time.

Mia stepping on snow for the first time.


New Year’s Resolutions 2015

As 2015 starts, I can’t stop thinking of my new years resolutions to make this a better year for my family and me. These are some of the top on my list:

– Exercise more.  I would like to hit the gym at least 3 times a week, and complete either one long run or one Tracy Anderson workout a week.  Last year I was very disciplined about my workout routine until I gave birth to my baby girl and found out myself choosing a hour extra of sleep rather than going to the gym.


This is me keeping up with my New Year resolution of exercising more LOL.

– Read more books.  I used to read lots of books before becoming a mom.  After that, of course I kept on reading, but mostly about babies and parenting … this year I would like to go back to my favorite topics, specially historical fiction :).

– Organize my family pictures.  This one has been haunting me for a couple of years already.  I am confronting that big pile of family pictures this year!

– Potty training my 2 1/2 boy.  I hope this one is in my little boy’s New Year resolution list as well LOL.

– Cooking new recipes for my family.  Last year I got a couple of nice cooking books because I wanted to try different recipes everyday. Nonetheless, I think I may have prepared 1 or 2 recipes of each :(… This year I would like to at least prepare one new recipe a week.

– Get one massage per month.  Carrying a baby around all day long gives me backaches from time to time, so what a better way to fix the problem than getting a massage.  I think full time mommies deserve this type of pampering.  I love Massage Envy Brickell for regular massages, and I never miss the Miami Massage Month.  My favorite Spa in Miami is Lapis, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

– Writing a children’s book.  I had written a very good one long time ago but never got to publish it.  I would like to see if I can do so this year.  It was a really nice story, and I know that my kids would love it :).

These are just some that came into my mind.

I hope we all can stick to our New Year Resolutions :).

How to Exercise on Your Way to the Market

Having a baby and a toddler makes it difficult to find time to exercise.  That is why is so important to multitask.  Ditch the drive and instead take your kids for a stroll to the market.  Pushing a double stroller plus the groceries around the neighborhood will sure count as a workout.  In my case, it is a 16 block round trip.  Not only do you get to do your groceries, but you can enjoy taking a stroll with your kids while burning some extra calories!


My kids, Mia and Derin, taking a nap while strolling in Publix in their Baby Jogger City Select.