Category: Our life

Our story of raising a child without punishments (or time-outs)

Raluca Loteanu January 30, 2017
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I heard over and over again people telling me that a child cannot be raised without a strict discipline and punishments. That a child raised without punishments will not respect... read more

My travel wish list for 2017

Raluca Loteanu January 26, 2017
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I wrote about my travel year in review and I realized that 2016 brought us a lot of wonderful trips and I want to continue with even more travel in 2017. My main travel goal las... read more

Why we loved the amazing 17-mile drive

Raluca Loteanu January 13, 2017
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After our vacation in Las Vegas that left us with a small travel budget for the rest of the month, we decided to focus on destinations that are close to our home and to make som... read more

Through your eyes (a letter to my little boy)

Raluca Loteanu January 6, 2017
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My dear little boy, In the morning I open my eyes and you are the first thing I see: my little boy with kind eyes and an amazing smile. You look at me and it seems that seeing m... read more

2016 – My travel year in review: 15 trips in 12 months

Raluca Loteanu January 1, 2017
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At the beginning of 2016 one of my most important goals for the new year was to travel more. Now, at the end of the year, I am looking back and I am glad that we traveled a lot ... read more

2017 – My resolutions for the new year

Raluca Loteanu December 31, 2016
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At the beginning of every year I have a tradition of making a list of my resolutions for the new year, it helps me to have them written down and to be able to review them at any... read more

A practical guide to moving to the U.S. (part 1)

Raluca Loteanu December 22, 2016
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When we decided that we were moving to the US everything was so unclear that we didn’t even know how to start. At that time I thought that a practical guide would be reall... read more

What Christmas is all about – Things that really matter

Raluca Loteanu December 21, 2016
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We are so “caught” in the holiday hassle that we often forget what Christmas is all about. We worry about decorations, gifts and food that we forget to take it slow ... read more

5 things we enjoyed about Winterfest at California’s Great America

Raluca Loteanu December 18, 2016
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Christmas is near and I really wanted to enjoy the holiday atmosphere, so I searched for a place where we could feel the Christmas spirit, enjoy the lights and spend a great fam... read more

Our first days in California

Raluca Loteanu December 15, 2016
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If you would have asked me one year ago how my life will be in 2016 I would have never guessed that this December will find me in California, thousand of miles away from our hom... read more