Luba Pan
(@lubapan)

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BCCIE2019 conference was an inspiring event to attend and a great opportunity to meet colleagues that share the same interests. It's been a while since I travelled alone and guess what, I did not like it. I was in bed by 8 pm and my phone is full of selfies. BUT....I was blown away by how beautiful British Columbia is. And I only saw a little part of it and very very quickly. I stopped at every view point on the way to Whistler and back. Thanks mom and dad for sitting with our kids (kids would love to permanently move to your place), although @andrewsong_ was supposed to test it out how to take care of three kids by himself #failedsingleparenting . . . . #britishcolumbia #whistler #vancouver #explorecanada #greatcanadianoutdoors #lionsgatebridge #highway99 #skytoseagondola #shannonfalls #brandywinefalls #bcparks #acrossthecontinent #worktravel #thankyouforlettingusbeonyourland

Luba Pan
(@lubapan)

9 Days 24 Hours Ago

Happy Father's Day to this man of mine!!! Our kids are lucky to have you. Although, some of them may have expressed it wrong (swipe left). . . . . #happyfathersday #unitedinfatherhood #parentalgoals #parentsofthree #candidchildhood #candidparenthood #ourdailymoments #ourcandidlife #lifewithkids

Luba Pan
(@lubapan)

20 Days 11 Hours Ago

Before I used to rate places by the quality of nearby bars, now I rate them by the quality of playgrounds. Life priorities change. Pictures on playgrounds also turn out better. No Asian glow. . . . #lifepriorities #whatevermatters

Luba Pan
(@lubapan)

2019-05-24 17:45:50

Warmer weather is finally here and we are so happy to be outside. The only thing this weather is so deceptive: very cold in a shade and super hot in a sun. I am guilty of over dressing my children. They are normally the most dressed kids in any playground, wearing multiple layers πŸ™ˆ. . . . #twingirls #twins #identicaltwins #twinsisters #unitedinmotherhood #parenthoodunplugged #parentalgoals #parentsproblems #siblings #childhoodunplugged #ourcandidlife #ourdailymoments #childhoodmemories #motherofthree #wolfpack #girlpower #ootd #childrenphotography #torontokids #citylife

Luba Pan
(@lubapan)

2019-05-20 14:32:22

This little munchkin has been sick the entire long weekend and while her sister was full of energy and ran around, this little brave girl preferred a quieter activity: rock collecting. We found so many different rocks. Some were round and smooth, others were thin and weird. And guess what? We brought them all home. To be honest, I think she would prefer to collect rocks even if she wasn't sick. Sometimes girls' jackets are a pound heavier just because they stuff pockets with every rock they find at daycare. Forever my rock lovers. . . . #childrenplay #candidchildhood #childhoodmemories #childhoodunplugged #bravelittleheart #theygrowupsofast #runwildmychild #ourdailymoments #ourmoments #kidsactivities #experientiallearning #magicofchildhood #pixel_kids #ig_kids #torontokids #clickmagazine

Luba Pan
(@lubapan)

2019-05-18 17:12:24

I wanted the same good back shot in between blooming cherry trees *swipe* πŸ‘‰ not cute but it will do. Thanks @storiesbysong for capturing my amazingly awesome back πŸ˜‚ . . . #torontokids #photography #unitedinmotherhood #motherofthree #ootd #kidsfashion #stylethemyoung #ourdailymoments

Luba Pan
(@lubapan)

2019-05-05 08:48:25

I don't remember last time I had my drink alone (coffee at my work doesn't count). As parents we do want/need some time away from our children and parental duties, yet every time I am without my kids I miss them so much that I just sit and scroll through their pictures. But hey, how nice it is to be able to do that without anyone bothering you. In this picture, littles ones are napping in the stroller beside me. I think it can count as uninterrupted drink alone. . . . . #unitedinparenthood #unitedinmotherhood #parentsofthree #parenthoodunplugged #parenthoodproblems #candidparenthood #uglytruth #ourcandidlife #breaktime #selfcare #parentalgoals #coffeebreak #pauseformind #nomoreplasticstraws

Luba Pan
(@lubapan)

2019-04-24 15:07:31

Traveling with kids is wonderful, interesting, mesmerizing, complicated, exhausting, infuriating. Feel free to add more adjectives to the last sentence. We (parents traveling with kids) plan travel activities, create a list of must bring items, coordinate meal times, prepare for unexpected just to take off on that wonderful vacation everyone needed. All these beautiful Instagram photos are merely an indication of how traveling with kids actually go. Among those moments when we have the most amazing time at the beach or collect sea shells, there is spilling drinks, refusing to eat, screaming and kicking, washroom searching, begging, bribing. We try to capture both happy and not so moments. Later, we look at these pictures and say "Awww, remember how upset she got because she sucked at ping pong? She looks so cute here". Trust me, at that moment it didn't look or feel that cute. The upset twin got even more sad when her sister was showing off her "better" ping pong skills. The kids might not even remember these moments when they grow up, but we will. So yes, it's worth traveling with kids even though sometimes it feels like a lot of work, even though we may miss half of the things we want to see and do during a trip, even though we eat fast food just because kids are hungry, right now. It's all worth it. Continue traveling, even after you have kids, continue traveling together. . . . . . #uglytruth #behindthescenes #instagramworthy #twins #identicaltwins #twingirls #preschoolers #siblingsproblems #siblinghoodlove #youngexplorers #youngtravelers #travelwithkids #travelingkids #traveltheworld #travelphotography #unitedinmotherhood #parentsofthree #motherhoodunplugged #exploretheworld #showthemtheworld #inspirationalposts #parenttoparent

Luba Pan
(@lubapan)

2019-04-21 18:04:50

Finally the rain has lifted and we got out of the house. It was a little cold and kids had to wear beanies and jackets. Many parents at daycare make comments about girls' mittens and gloves. Some admit that they copied the idea and some ask to show them how gloves are attached to the jacket. It's no secret and I gladly share it with others. I simple sew gloves or mittens (just a couple of stitches, and it you have twins multiply everything by two ☺️) to an elastic cord and loop the cord in the middle through a coat hook on a jacket with two ends going through their respective sleeves. We have never lost a pair, mitts just hang there, ready for girls to grab and put them on. Parents in daycare say they tried different things from clips to buttons to using a string but none worked as good as an elastic cord. If you need to switch a jacket, just untie the elastic cord with mitts and put in a new jacket. Daycare teachers also thanked us multiple times that they didnt need to look for girls' mittens. I am probably too late with this tip but we live in Canada so you never know when winter is actually over #lifehack . . . . . #twins #twingirls #identicaltwins #twinsisters #preschoolers #easter #easterweekend #egghunt #runwildmychild #candidchildhood #parentsofthree #parenthoodproblems#unitedinmotherhood #unitedinparenthood #parentshacks #ourcandidlife #wildandbravelittles #tpphotooftheday #shareexperiences #lifehacks #fromparenttoparent #ourdailymoments #ourdailylife

Luba Pan
(@lubapan)

2019-04-19 04:28:43

Happy Easter weekend, everyone! Go on a hunt for new adventures, whatever it may mean for you and your loved ones. . . Things don't have to be grandiose to be beautiful . An amazing long weekend may just be three days full of cuddles and low key activities. Sometimes Instagram puts pressure on people who see all those pretty pictures of parents with their children going somewhere, doing something. I just want to remind everyone that while it is good to use social media for inspiration, it is your own heart that you should follow. . . . .On another note, these pictures are from 2018 and 2017 and you can see that mama's clothes choices has not changed #stripesforthewin 🀦and girls are still into #pretendplay making sure their bunnies are well fed. . . . #twins #identicaltwins #twingirls #easter #candidchildhood #childrenplay #childhoodmemories #childhoodunplugged #unitedinparenthood #parentsofthree #pixel_kids #simplychildren #torontophotography #minisession #childrenlearning #simpleplay #motherofthree #honestmotherhood

Luba Pan
(@lubapan)

2019-04-17 18:22:22

CRUISE REVIEW: it was our first time going on a cruise. We have heard a lot of good things about it and decided to try. We were lucky to get BOGO 50 + kids free deal for Anthem of the Seas by #royalcaribbean. I was very anxious because I just couldn't wrap my mind about logistics (embarkation, ports, luggage, etc.) Yes, I'm that type of person who needs to know all the details. Thanks to our travel agent who did an amazing job handling all my questions, we got really good rooms and tons of suggestions for first timers. We sailed on board of the Anthem of the Seas, not the biggest ship of Royal Carribean fleet but one of the newest ones. Everything was great: service, food, entertainment and activities. Little kids loved big kids activities, big kid loved the sport zone and tried surfing. He also did great at rock climbing, basketball and ping pong. They had sky diving which we weren't brave enough to try. We also loved three shows. I was very surprised by those performances (I was kind of expecting something mediocre, similar to resort entertainment). We departed from Cape Liberty in NJ, stopped in Port Canaveral, FL and then stopped twice in the Bahamas - private island Cococay and Nassau port. It was a good mix of "doing nothing" days and port activities. We would highly recommend trying going on a cruise at some point in your life, at least to see what the buzz is all about. . . . #cruisereview #royalcaribbean #anthemoftheseas #travelingkids #showthemtheworld #youngexplorers #travelreview #travelphotography #travelingwithkids #parentsofthree #twingirls #twins #identicaltwins #siblinghoodlove #childhoodmemories #ourmoments

Luba Pan
(@lubapan)

2019-04-13 18:31:12

You dreamed of taking your kids to a beach destination to build sand castles and play in ocean water....remember, this was a dream. In real life, they don't want to swim and are more interested in pouring water on your castle and laugh as it gets destroyed 🀦 whatever it is they are interested in, it's fine. As long as they enjoy their time and you enjoy your time WITH them. We usually bring sand toys with us. Yes, it takes some space in a luggage but it saves us some hassle looking for these toys at the beach, we avoid a green eyed jealousy in my children, and it saves us some $$ because really it's ridiculous to spend $25 for a $2 toy (I am being cheap). We also bring only one set of toys: it does teach kids how to share, how to ask politely, how to wait for their turn. It also causes lots of tears, fighting and screaming, but at the end of the day, we are all happy and sunburned. #iwishialwaysstayedsopositive . . . . #twins #identicaltwins #twingirls #twinsisters #wildandbravelittles #tpphotooftheday #runwildmychild #ourdailymoments #ourcandidlife #experientiallearning #travelphotography #travelingwithkids #unitedinmotherhood #youngexplorers #showthemtheworld #travelingkids #parentsofthree #childhoodunplugged #childhoodmemories #toddlersofinstagram #pixel_kids

Luba Pan
(@lubapan)

2019-04-11 18:14:10

When traveling, find a good landscape and prop yourself in front of it, making it a wonderful background for your picture. At least, instead of a post card, you will get one of those pictures against a green screen where you can insert any landmark. Jokes aside, I don't like posed pictures of myself. I don't know how to pose properly and I am too lazy to google those tips and practice them. I try using only one to avoid a double chin. And if I have to pose, this happens (swipe ➑️). So please share with me how to pose to get nice pictures. πŸ“· @storiesbysong . . . . #travelphotography #bahamas #nassaubahamas #familyphotography #familytravels #exploretheworld #ootd #posedpictures #vacationstyle #vacationmode #photographytips #motherofthree #dontkidyourself #funtimes #mothersofinstagram #travelingram

Luba Pan
(@lubapan)

2019-04-08 18:10:44

Cocoa Beach, Florida. Girls loved looking for sea shells and collected a full bucket just to give it all up at customs. I knew it but let them do it anyway. Let's the custom officer be a bad man. Maya gave him a look that made him apologize profusely. But seriously, how could he? They even washed those sea shells. On another note, Maya stepped on a bee that was hiding in the sand. She cried saying something hurt and I thought she stepped on a sharp sea shell. Then she said it was hurting a lot and handed me a bee. She was such a brave little girl but my heart ached and I started running like a crazy person. Big thanks to a random dad who offered us some ice and a random mom who held a line for us to the washroom #unitedinparenthood #theyturnedmeintoasofty . . . . #twins #twingirls #identicaltwins #twinsisters #youngexplorers #travelingwithkids #showthemtheworld #parenthoodunplugged #unitedinparenthood #magicofchildhood #runwildmychild #tpphotooftheday #parentsofthree #unitedinmotherhood #outdoorfun #beachday #atlanticocean #cocoabeach #sandandsun #ourdailymoments #ourcandidlife