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Nowadays flying has become that necessary, yet dreaded event that makes you cringe just thinking about it.
Fear not! Although I have only flown with Kennedy twice, I took her on her very first flight SOLO when she was 6 months old! I know CRAZY, right?! Well, I am here to tell you it is not as bad as it sounds IF you follow some of these very simple, practical rules of flying with an infant.
1. Protect your Stroller/Carseat/Pack ‘n Play We all know our luggage gets thrown [...]
I cannot stand jet lag – it seems such a waste of time and energy.
I am currently in the throes of jet lag and can’t wait for it to end so that I can begin to think and act like a normal adult and not a hangry toddler.
I used to think that jet lag was all in the mind and something you could just snap out of or just distract yourself from, but it turns out I am wrong. There are a whole bunch of biological factors that contribute to jet lag with your brain being in control of the discomfort you experience.
Below is a set of facts that I have sourced from all over the place which give a good understanding of where jet lag stems from and what it [...]
I feel like we are crazy people for flying with a baby (almost 5 months old) and maybe we are! Apparently people do this all the time. I personally don’t know these people, but I’ve read about them. The anxiety level is at a whole new high, especially when you have very limited flight experience. The week prior to the trip was filled with pacing, lists, and consolidating. But somehow we made it out alive. So, while this won’t dissolve your anxiety, here are 10 things I learned from flying with a baby that might help tone it down a notch.
1. Baby wear! This literally saved my life. E hates the car seat (can you blame him?) plus who wants to try and [...]
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 [...]
So I roll up to Target in my totally basic mom SUV, after visiting the Starbucks drive-thru, because that’s what basics do. And I am immediately greeted by the bright colors and shiny newness. Every time I go into this place, I swear it’s like they just know. They know what I am doing, how I’m feeling, and what I’m thinking about; and they lay all of their cute stuff out there accordingly.
Target’s ultimate goal is to prey on the basic moms whose minds are already moving a million miles an hour (either because they’re hyped up on caffeine from their Starbucks or because they’re trying to restrain their children).
We are the ones that are going to casually [...]
I turned in my 50-hour workweek as a nurse practitioner when my first child was born in 2014. I now have a 24/7 job as a stay-at-home mom to two amazing kids who keep me extremely busy. I started my blog as a way for me to write about family adventures and motherhood. It hit me that those of you who read my blog may not know my background and or how I made the decision to become a stay-at-home mom. I know that this can be a controversial topic depending on who you talk to, so I thought I’d share my own journey into motherhood with you!
Even back when I spent my days catching lizards and building forts in my backyard I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in medicine [...]