Uniquely Designed

Our stay at the beautifully designed Bungalow Hotel in Long Branch NJ, was one we did not want to end. We loved being there so much that our 2 night stay turned into an entire week vacation. We can not wait to go back for a stay.

The Bungalow Hotel – Long Branch NJ

We stayed in the Lil’ Pipeline: Junior Suite with Balcony and it was the best of both worlds. We had ample amount of space and a great balcony with an ocean view. My favorite feature was the gorgeous fireplace, it was safely enclosed so we did not have to worry about our toddler getting hurt.

Quick Walk to the Beach

One of the biggest plusses about this hotel is how close it is to the beach. It is only a short walk to the boardwalk and it had an abundant of restaurants and stores nearby. The enviornment was very family friendly, and it is a great place to enjoy with family.

We had the pleasure of experiencing the Pipeline Suite, because my family was staying there during our visit. This suite is much bigger than the Lil’ Pipeline, and actually has 2 beds, a dining space, and 2 full bathrooms.

The Castillo Family

My family means everything to me, they are the reason I go so hard in my career. Let me introduce you to my wild multicultural family.

Amirah and Jeff

This is my husband Jeff, he was born in Peru and grew up in Kearny, NJ. Ironically we met each other while playing a Playstation game called Destiny. He and I have a very unique relationship and I definitely would not call it “traditional” but it works so well for us. He makes me laugh and pushes me out of my comfort zone to explore new things. I am so happy that we met and that he is the father of my children.

Jhara Aiko Castillo

This is our first born Jhara. She is our rainbow child and we love her deeply. Jhara is 2 years old and we like to call her a two-nager, because she has the attitude of a teenager. I like to call her my sour patch kid because first she is sour then she is super sweet. She is super affectionate, I believe this is because I breastfed her for almost 2 yrs, so she relies heavily on affection. She is also a signed child model with Kids X Ohlsson.

Zayd Jeff Castillo

This is our middle child Zayd and he has a twin sister. Jeff calls Zayd a “mama’s boy” and for the longest I would deny his allegations because I refuse to raise a spoiled “mamas boy”. But I can no longer deny it, he is my special little man and he is so affectionate and cuddly. Zayd is a lot bigger than his twin sister and now that he is here I definitely see why, he LOVES to eat and sleep.

Zara Amirah Castillo

This is our youngest child Zara; Zayd’s twin sister. This little girl has a special place in my heart that no one is allowed in. She was taken from me at birth and I was not able to hold her or see her in person for 12 whole days. She is such a strong tiny fighter and I admire her so much. Zara has the most beautiful eyes and the hugest smile, she melts my heart so easily.

Quick Healthy Recipe for Toddlers

If you have a toddler that likes their fruits and vegetables, then this is a quick easy recipe for you. My toddler Jhara loves fruits and vegetables and when I mix them together its even better.

Strawberries, Spinach, Cucumbers, and Raspberries

This recipe if you can even call it that; is the perfect combination of sweet and refreshing. The strawberries and raspberries are sweet enough to excite the tastebuds while the cucumbers and spinach cool them down and provide your children with plenty of nutrients.

EZPZ Tiny Bowl

This is EZPZ food mat is great for young children because it sticks to the table. You do not have to worry about them knocking their plates off table. It is also dishwasher and mircowave safe and made from silicone so it will not fade or corrode over time.