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Obsessed with the ocean
Attempting to live clean
Raising kind earth stewards


Pura Vida With Kids is a family of two moms and two boys adapting and learning as we make our home in Costa Rica. 

As we attempt to stay on budget and keep our sanity, we will share our experiences and tips with you. Join us on our journey. Sign up for new posts.

Behind PVWK is a 


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The most critical piece was probably the dissertation I finished ten years ago in educational psychology. After working more than a decade in higher education and publishing research, I transitioned to small business owner, part-time coach and trainer, and full time mom. More recently, I've teamed up with a certified breathwork coach to create the Maleku Series of children's books. You can find us over at Maleku's Gift.

A life-long learner, I am always striving to improve myself and my craft. Other than PVWK, I work online as a copywriter and consultant in communications and messaging. I am also a curator of fine international beach houses and a full time realtor in Guanacaste, @beachcombinghomes


  • Writer

  • Content Creator

  • Realtor

  • Small Business Owner

  • Avid Trail Runner (in recovery from L4/L5 fusion)

  • Spondylolisthesis Warrior

  • Sometime Paddle boarder

  • Always Foodie

  • Expert  Martini Maker

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