A Day In The Life…

The Day in the Life series showcases the ideal day of a family with babies in their home town. Bébé Voyage community members share personal and authentic accounts of what a perfect day in their city looks like. Find out what life is really like in different places around the world, what the cultural norms around kids are and the hidden gems that only the locals know. 

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A (Summer) Day in the Life of a Mom in Chicago

Hello! I’m Juliet, one of the co-founders of Bébé Voyage. My husband and I moved to Chicago from London when our son, Felix, was about four months old. We have now been living here in Chicago for about 3 years and have since had our daughter, Alexia (10 months). Chicago is a really wonderful city, having […]

A Day In The Life of a Family in Bangalore, India

Hello! I’m Jenny and we moved to Bangalore three months ago. We’re from the UK and we have two cheeky boys aged 2 and 3. The opportunity to move to India arose through my husband’s work (software development) and seeing that we love to travel, it was too good an adventure to turn down! Bangalore, […]

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FAMILY IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

We’re a family of four living in the center of San Francisco; Oliver is 16 months and our fur baby, Lancelot, is 6 years old. We currently live in Pacific Heights, a quaint neighbourhood lined with historic Victorians, great views of the bay, and many interesting shops and restaurants. My husband is from Germany, but […]

A Day in the Life of a Family of 3 in Manila, The Philippines

Hi! I’m Nini, wife to Gab and mom to a playful 2-year old boy who we lovingly call Popy. We live in an apartment in Manila, which is the capital of the Philippines. It is part of the National Capital Region (NCR) or more commonly known as Metro Manila. Yeah, it’s confusing. 🙂 I was […]

A Day in the Life of a Family of 4 in Miami, Florida

Hey Mommies and Daddies, I’m Juan, a highly involved daddy to my identical twin girls Gabriela and Olivia. We live where most people vacation, the crazy great city of Miami. My wife and I were born and raised in Fort Lauderdale and have spent practically all our lives in South Florida except for few post-college […]

A Day in the Life of a Geneva Mom

I’m Emilie, mother of Louise, age four, and I live in Geneva where I was born and grew up. Geneva often has the reputation of being a boring city for families. Times change, however, and so is the city. Geneva is actually a fun place to visit with kids. Here are some of our favorite […]

A Day in The Life of a Midwestern Mom in Indianapolis

Hi! My name is Kendal. I am wife to Clifton and mother to two rambunctious boys, Hagan (3) and Dorian (10mos). We have lived in Indianapolis most of our adult lives, with a year spent in Austin, Texas for a military deployment when Hagan was still a baby. We live in a cozy little 1930s […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Hello! My name is Jay, mom to Jasper (3) and Esmé (6 months,) and wife to Joe.  We are a Canadian family calling Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, home. Back in 2010, my husband accepted an international position with his oil & gas company, which saw us move to Gabon, on the West […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Amsterdam The Netherlands

Hi! I’m Megan and I currently live in Amsterdam with my husband Brian and our son William (16 months old). Originally from the Midwestern United States, our love of traveling (and Brian’s job) brought us to Amsterdam in November 2016! Brian works for a midstream energy company and I stay at home with Will. Before […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Astana, Kazakhstan

A wintery Saturday with the family in the second coldest capital in the world: Astana, Kazakhstan Hello All, I’m Anna, a motherscholar living and working in Astana, Kazakhstan. I’m an Assistant Professor within a Graduate School of Education, teaching early childhood education, how to conduct research, and working to promote diversity and access within education. My […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Budapest, Hungary

Hello! My name is Jessica and I have lived in Budapest for about a year with my husband and 20 month old daughter, Hayden.  We are originally from the USA but have been lucky enough to find ourselves overseas for work. Budapest is an amazing city and is one of the most family friendly cities […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Delft, Netherlands

Hello! I’m Elizabeth and I’m an American expat living in the Netherlands. My husband works at T.U. Delft in Aerospace Engineering. I worked as an attorney in the States until I decided to stay home with our three boys. Our oldest (4) was born in California, our middle little (2) was born in Colorado and […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Greenville, South Carolina

Meet Tracy, a mom of two living in Greenville, South Carolina. Tracy takes us on the perfect family-friendly day in Greenville, where we discover her favorite hidden gems, outings, and restaurants. Tracy is also a BabyQuip Quality Provider, which means she rents out baby gear, like strollers, pack n’plays and car seats, to traveling families.  […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Hawai’i

Meet Ashley, a mom of two living in Kona, on Hawai’i’s Big Island. Ashley takes us on an ideal family-friendly day in Kona where we discover the perfect beaches, shops, and shave ice joints that her family loves. Ashley is also a BabyQuip Quality Provider, which means she rents out baby gear, like strollers, pack […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Helsinki, Finland

Meet Olga, a proud mother of a one-year-old living in Helsinki, Finland. Olga takes us on the perfect family-friendly day in Helsinki, where we discover her favorite parks, outings, and restaurants. Hello from Helsinki! My name is Olga, I’m Ukrainian but I moved to Finland with my husband Tom about 7 years ago. Our daughter Veera turned […]

A Day In The Life Of A Mom In Jakarta, Indonesia

  Hi, I’m Ratih from Jakarta, Indonesia. Some years ago my husband and I lived in The Netherlands and had a never ending love affair with Europe, but we decided to come home since the craving for Indonesian food is bigger than the affair. We started a family here in our hometown Jakarta and now […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Jersey City/New Jersey

I’m Anna—mom to 2-year-old Lucy. We live in Jersey City, New Jersey, a 5-minute ferry or underground ride from Manhattan (for perspective, after my water broke when I was in labor with Lucy, I walked to the PATH—the NJ to NYC version of the subway—and took public transport to the lower Manhattan hospital where I […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Lebanon, Oregon

Meet Angela, a mom of two living in Lebanon, Oregon. Angela takes us on the perfect family-friendly day in Lebanon, where we discover her favorite hidden gems, outings, and restaurants. Angela is also a BabyQuip Quality Provider, which means she rents out baby gear, like strollers, pack n’plays and car seats, to traveling families.  BabyQuip […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Los Angeles

Hello! My name is Sarah Penna and I live in the beautiful city of Los Angeles with my husband (Joe), our 2.5 year old son (Jonah) and our 7 year old mini-dachshund (Eddie). I’ve lived in LA since 2002 and am originally from Utah. We live on the West-side of LA, about 3 miles from […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Los Angeles’s Beach Neighborhoods

I’m Carly Feingold and have lived in Manhattan Beach, CA for over three years.  Prior to that, I lived in West Hollywood for over 10 years, grew up in Kansas City and went to college in Austin, TX.  My husband and I are parents to a three year-old boy and a one year-old girl.  Manhattan […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Manhattan Beach, California

Meet  Rebecca Warfield, a proud working mother living in California. Rebecca takes us on the perfect family-friendly day in Manhattan Beach with her two-year-old. There, we discover their favorite parks, outings, and restaurants. Introduction: Although I grew up in a little country resort village in Northwest Montana, I migrated to the quaint town of Manhattan […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Maputo, Mozambique

Welcome! I’m Marianne and I’ve been living in Maputo, Mozambique with my 3.5 year old son and husband Andreas. We moved to Maputo from Sweden when Simon was 7 weeks old for my husband’s job. For those of you who need a little geography refresher, Mozambique is in southern Africa, on the eastern coast just […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Monterrey, Mexico

Hello! I´m Nash, mum to 2 year old Mimis and expecting baby #2 in a couple of months. We are currently living in Monterrey, Mexico. Both my husband and I were born and raised in Mexico, but life took us to Miami as newlyweds and then to Chicago, where our baby girl was born. We recently […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Mystic, Connecticut

Meet Liz, a mom of two living in Mystic, Connecticut. Liz shows us a perfect family-friendly day in Mystic, where we discover her favorite shops, activities, and restaurants in the area. Hello Bébé Voyagers! I’m Liz, writing to tell you about a typical day in the life of a mom from Mystic, CT. I lived […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in North Sydney

Hello!  I’m SarahKate, and I’m thrilled to share with you our version of a typical Saturday on Sydney’s Northern Beaches!  My husband and I are from the USA, and we lived in Sydney for more than 9 years.  We adore Sydney… the beaches, the friendly people, the incredible food, and did I mention the beaches? […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Olympia, Washington

Hello! I’m Ashley and I’m excited to talk about what a “typical” Saturday looks like for us here in Olympia, WA. Our family just moved to the Pacific Northwest this summer after spending two years living abroad in Paris  while my husband got his MBA. Prior to moving to Europe, we lived in Orange County, […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Orlando, Florida

Meet Pri, a Bébé Voyage mom of two and proud Orlando resident! Follow Pri and her kids along on their family-friendly Orlando day as she proves that the area is more than just a resort town. Hi!  We’re a family of four living in Orlando, a place I have called home most of my life.  […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Ottawa, Canada

Amber Poole, a proud mama of three kids and an Ottawa resident, walked us through her perfect family-friendly day in Ottawa. It’s a schedule that’s sure to appeal to locals and to visiting tourists! Make sure to check out her blog about living in Ottawa as an expat mom! Greetings from Canada!  My name is […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Pisa, Italy

Ciao–I’m Jane, and this is a Day in the Life of a mom in Pisa, Italy. My husband and I moved to Italy from the U.S. just over two years ago with our two daughters who are now three-and-a-half and six. Italy is a wonderful place to raise small children because the whole community values […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Sacramento

Meet Juliana, a mom of three living in Sacramento, California. Juliana takes us on the perfect family-friendly day in Sacramento, where we discover great destinations including museums, parks, and coffee shops. Juliana is also a BabyQuip Quality Provider, which means she rents out baby gear, like strollers, pack n’plays, and car seats to traveling families.  […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Shanghai, China

We are a small family of three and this is our second year living in Shanghai, China. We moved here because of my husband’s job, when our son was three months old. He is currently 2 years old. Shanghai is a boisterous but burgeoning city where dozens of things happen simultaneously. There are never-ending things […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Southeast London

I’m Hayley – mum to 2-year-old Elliott – and we live in south east London with my husband. Elliott was born here and I moved to London ten years ago, having grown up between the beautiful cities of Bath and Bristol in the south west of England.   London is a fantastic place for children […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Good day! I’m Laura and I’m so excited to share a day in the life of a mom in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. My husband and I both grew up in Chicago. In the 15 years since we’ve been married, we lived in Baltimore, D.C., New York City, Fez (Morocco), and Kabul (Afghanistan) before […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Sydney

Hi Bebe Voyage fam! My name is Jackie; I’m an American living in Sydney for the last 8 years. Getting ready to pick up and move back to the US to be closer to my family. A very bittersweet moment. I have loved living in this city, it has so much to offer! Beaches, mountains, […]

A Day In The Life Of A Mom In Tel Aviv, Israel

Hello, my name is Laure, mummy of 3 little ones. Joshua is our oldest (4 years), Ella is 2 and Lois is 4 months old. We are a French family and 4 years ago we have packed up and moved to beautiful Tel Aviv, Israel. We briefly relocated to Chicago for a short-term assignment, but […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Tokyo

Hi, my name is Arisa! Currently based in Tokyo, I’m raising 3 young children (6, 4, and 2) together with my French-Algerian husband. Born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan, I’ve lived in New York, Costa Rica, Tokyo,  and Hong Kong. Two of our children were born in Hong Kong, and we moved back to Tokyo […]

A Day in the Life of a Mom in Washington DC

Hello! My name is Stacy and I’m happy to share a bit about myself and give a glimpse into a “typical” Saturday out and about!   My husband and I live in Arlington, VA, which is just outside of Washington, DC. We moved to this area from Michigan almost 13 years ago and love everything […]

A Day in the Life of a Saudi Arabia Mom

  Bonjour, I’m Florence Chabert d’Hieres, a Saudi Arabia mom! I’m a French national, an international adoptee from Sri Lanka, married to a Frenchman. I’m an intercultural specialist coaching expat families and their children around the world to make their lives abroad a success.  I have lived and worked in over four continents. We are […]

A Day in the Life of an Expat Mom in Doha

Hi there! My name is Kelly and I live in Doha with my husband and two little boys, Zachary and Declan. We have lived here for 6.5 years now and although the city is small, it is vibrant! It is also very family friendly. In fact, I have rarely been to another city/country where they […]

A Day in the Life of an outdoor-loving family from Colorado Springs

Hello from beautiful Colorado!  My name is Michaela and I live in Colorado Springs with my husband and two young boys.  I am lucky to be a stay at home mom to 3 and 5 year old very active and energetic boys. We love to be active and outside as much as possible.  Today it […]

A Day in the Life of Expectant Mothers in Namibia

by Sabrina Lloyd, Health Poverty Action  My name is Sabrina, and I am the Supporter Engagement Manager at Health Poverty Action, a social justice organisation supporting remote and marginalised communities to take charge of their own health. Earlier this year I was lucky enough to visit the remote region of Tsumkwe in Namibia, hundreds of […]

Day in the Life of a Family of 5 in Tokyo Japan

We are the Watertrees, and we live in Tokyo. By many counts, it is the biggest city in the world, but where we are it feels like living in a small town. It is an amazing city to live in, clean to the extreme, friendly to parents despite more Japanese being over 75 than under […]

Day in the Life of a Mom in Athens Greece

I am Anna Paparizou and I am a Family Travel & Lifestyle Blogger. I am also a mother of twin boys! My husband, Costas and I are raising our family in a quiet suburb of Athens/Greece. We’ve been living here for the past 7 years. Before that, we lived together at the center of Athens […]

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