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


Pura Vida With Kids is one family's attempt to step back from the world of scheduled habits and rampant consumerism. Leaping forward to a new country, learning how best to care for our environment, and teaching our kids to think critically, be conscientious global citizens, and stay healthy - these are our main goals.


We are two moms and two boys adapting and learning to live in paradise.

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 



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.

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


  • Writer

  • Content Creator

  • Communications  Manager

  • Small Business Owner

  • Health & Wellness Coach

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

  • Spondylolisthesis Warrior

  • Sometime Paddle boarder

  • Always Foodie

  • Expert  Martini Maker

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