We’re alive. All three of us.
I’m sorry it’s taken so long to write this, it’s not that the flight was awful, it’s that I’ve just woken up – I got here two weeks ago and handed both kids to my parents and went to bed. I feel like sleeping beauty – just a little less attractive and more exhausted.
THE FLIGHT …
To give you context – there is a single flight from Sydney to South Africa each day. It is 14 hours long, leaves at 11:30ish and arrives in Johannesburg the same day at 4:30pm.
With most other international flights we’ve been on there has been some point at which it is [...]
Easter is coming! Another holiday that sets every parent scrambling for candy. What do you do when you have a child with allergies to milk, corn syrup and food dyes? No chocolate bunnies; no marshmallow peeps; no jellybeans! Arrrgh! What’s a parent to do?Never fear! A few solutions are here! See below:Small Caboodle!™ or tackle boxes. Caboodle!™ boxes, when opened, display two small trays above a larger base. Tackle boxes have variable-sized compartments to fill.For girls three and up, the small trays are great for Barbie accessories. The base could contain Barbie clothes. For boys three and up, a tackle box could house Matchbox cars, Hot Wheels, miniature plastic [...]
I recently took Chase to the movie theater for his first movie. Overall, he did a great job, especially considering that he’s only two years old. I learned a few things and I thought I’d share them with you. Here are some tips that you may find helpful for when you take your child to their first movie.
1. Arrive late. Yes, you heard me correctly! Don’t go into the theater until after the previews have ended. If you want to make it easy, just ask the theater how long the previews last. They should be able to tell you. Little ones can only sit for so long and skipping the previews is a good way to cut some time off.
2. Try to sit on the end of the aisle if [...]
I’m not big on change. I mean, really, who is? The new year, however, provides us with the perfect opportunity to try—even in baby steps—something new that challenges us, and may make us better in the end.
Also, there’s no way I’m trying any of this stuff the more pregnant I get, so why not start now? On that wildly optimistic note, here are 10 Easy Enough Resolutions for the New Year. Feel free to take ‘em, change ‘em, or make ‘em your own.
1 – I will start using Alerts on my iPhone calendar.
I’m good about putting stuff in my calendar on my phone; I’m just not good at actually remembering that I put stuff on the [...]