I really want to visit Antarctica. And Greenland. Also Iceland. I’d also really love to visit Holland, Azerbaijan, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Britain, and Tahiti. And how can I forget New Zealand?! This doesn’t count as a travel bucket list, does it? Continue reading
I’m finishing up spending 5 days in Queretaro, Mexico (and surrounding areas). I don’t speak any Spanish yet, except about 10 words. Also, I forgot my Spanish language “I’m a celiac and I can’t have gluten” card. How easy or difficult is it to find gluten free food in Mexico with celiac disease? Continue reading
I’m struggling today. I dropped my senior cat off at his foster home yesterday and said (a temporary) goodbye. He is stressed, of course. I’m sad. And I carry the burden of guilt. I wasn’t feeling the guilt before I left him there, but it turned on full force today. Continue reading
What’s a mom to do when she finds out she is moving to another country in 2 months?!
Panic, that’s what.
I mean, breathe. She breathes. In and out, slowly. And certainly, she is not panicking. Continue reading
Oh my god oh my god oh my god kept running through my mind when I heard the news. What have I done? Is it really real now? Are we really moving?
Oh yes, it’s real! It is happening!
We are visiting Mexico! I am so excited that we finally get to travel (and a little nervous). The plans are made and now, I have to start packing!
Pro-tip: it’s best if you remember your toothbrush. When you are without a car and very busy, it’s a little difficult to get to an Oxxo (a convenience store in Mexico). Continue reading
Newsflash! We are traveling via airplane soon! It’ll be the first time flying with kids (dun, dun, dun!) Knowing that we will be flying soon, I looked into car seats again. We wanted to replace our despised current car seat with a Britax Frontier. We also have a Britax Boulevard and that one is very easy to install correctly. In addition, two friends have the Frontier and recommend it specifically for ease of use.
We love Britax seats. That decision was easy. But I started thinking ahead to traveling by myself with two kiddos who need car seats. How on earth is that going to work?! Continue reading
First and foremost, repeat after me: I love my body exactly as it is. Repeat it out loud until you believe it. You don’t need any “diet” or “lifestyle” change (Whole30 or any other) for your body to be worthy. It is already worthy!
I just finished my Whole30 yesterday. I’m feeling better than I was before I started, but I still don’t feel awesome.
What, no glowing reviews? Yes and no. I think it’s a pretty easy plan to follow for 30 days and I like that it is purported to be for health and NOT weight loss (more on that later and extensively at the bottom of this post). This is my personal experience with the Whole30 and it does not quite echo the norm. Continue reading
I don’t worry about screen time, but sometimes a parent needs to have other options available to entertain the kids, especially while traveling! So, I have compiled a list of some no tech, low cost, low mess ways to entertain children while traveling. All items in this list will go through airport security. Continue reading
I’ve followed Asia Citro’s blog for a few years now (info at end of post). I found it when I was looking for fun, messy play activities I could recreate at home for my littles. Her younger child is right around the same age as my kiddos, so she has many safe, fun activities for very young kids (maybe not travel friendly, but these suggestions are).
Now, she’s also written a book series about a young scientist and her mom, who need to run experiments in order to help out magical creatures. It’s fantastic!
Okay, so I love it, but what do my kids think? Continue reading