I’m Estée Pouleris, a NYC stay-at-home mom who never stays home. My seven year old little girl, Brooklyn, is my inspiration to actively live life. I truly believe experiences shape how our children navigate their lives as they grow. Going on excursions allows families to connect in ways not always possible at home, where busy daily routines dominate our lives.
Our family has had the opportunity to travel and experience quite a bit since our daughter was born. I’ve created a blog and videos of some of our adventures and tried to cover a lot of details so you can see if it’s the right excursion for your family. I’ve found these adventures to be a lot of work yet incredibly rewarding – sometime more after the fact than while doing them (as traveling with kids can be frustrating). In 2017 I was diagnosed with a rare connective tissue illness, as the illness has progressed it has changed how we travel so I now add accessibility experiences and tips. My blog is about our adventures both near and far. We often join my boyfriend and Brooklyn’s dad, Monte Isom, on his photography assignments wherever they take us.
Many of our adventures are in NYC. I’ve lived in NYC since 1996 – it’s really amazing to see how the city grows and changes. Like me. I’m grateful that I’ve had the chance to experience NYC as a single woman in my 20’s, a hustling professional in my 30’s and now a stay-at-home mom in my 40’s. It’s not getting boring any time soon.
Every day is a journey…sometimes the best part is reflecting on it.
I absolutely love this quote:
“I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.” -Virginia Woolf