Tales of the Traveling Teo Chicas - My Mini Me's

I get asked all the time, “How do I do it?  How do I travel alone with my girls for prolonged periods of time?”. Actually, I just returned from an amazing 6 week Asia and Dubai trip with my three minis Aisla (10), Soleil (8), and Luna (who is 5 but sometimes is still in her terrible 2’s).  Yes, I’m alive and no I’m not ready to give up my kids for adoption or commit myself to a mental institution!  In truth, I’m a little sad that I’m back home and not somewhere exploring this beautiful world!! 

I’ve been traveling with my three crays since they were 3 months old.  Traveling is my ultimate favorite thing to do.  According to my husband, I do it right by traveling with my best friends aka my mini me’s. 

The other day I overheard a lady saying, “I can’t wait until my kids are old enough to travel.”  She had just gotten back from Greece, loved it, but missed her 3 year old twins.  Of course I love couples only trips, but thought ummm... they are totally old enough to travel!!  My friend immediately introduced us having known about my multiple travels with my girls.  I began to tell her about my travels and how I do it and her response was, “that sounds difficult.”  Truth be told it’s a good amount of work and planning but so worth it.  Though I have had my share of “why now” moments, in the end I have never taken a trip with my girls that I regretted the “adventure”it took us to get there.   

We have traveled all over Europe, Central America, the Caribbean and most recently Asia.  Funny enough, my mother-in-law jokingly told my girls, “Your mom wants to show you the entire world before you go off to college!”  Little does she know she’s actually right on point!  Eventually my girls will grow up and there may come a time (teenage years be damned) when they may not want to travel with me, so, I’m not waiting for that time.  There is no better time then the present because tomorrow may never come.  

Although it’s not always super easy, it’s very doable and eventually they become seasoned travelers.  With this Mini and Me Travel Blog I hope to give tips and to inspire other courageous moms to travel the world with their kids. Truth is they will only be this age once so might as well live it up, make it an adventure, and create memories that will last a lifetime.  

 

 

Darling Darcy's First

Such A SWEET LITTLE GIRL, DARCY.  She celebrated her First BirthDay in Style!  The event was beautifully decorated by Angi & Co., every little detail was amazing.  The cake was by Cakes by Christine NY, of course not only beautiful but soooo delicious, I should know I stole a piece :)   The guest really had a great time and showed so much love to this little one!   

Memorial Day Tribute

A tribute to our fallen heroes.  

Coming from a third world country, I appreciate the small things others may not.  Sitting outside of a cafe drinking coffee with jewelry, my kids and my purse by my side.  Being able to walk the streets with my kids any day at any time .  Leaving my car parked in front of my house.  There are so many little things we never think of as a luxury.  As sad as it is, I could never do these things in my country of birth.   So, I appreciate the little things, I appreciate freedom and the ability to just "LIVE" .  


Mother's Day

May 10th and Mother's Day have been very difficult days for me the last 3.5 years.  She used to get mad at us if we didn't remember to celebrate both days.  Guatemalan Mother's day is always May 10 and the American Mother's Day is always the second Sunday in May, rarely did they coincide.  Looking back it was a great tradition one that I wish I could still have over and over again.  I miss her.  So remember to enjoy, kiss, hug, tickle, and remember your mom, life is short.