I read several travel blogs. Some regularly and some only a few posts. One thing I’ve noticed is how glossy it seems when people say they’ve sold all their stuff to either travel the world or move to a new country. It sounds so easy! I’m here to tell you that moving sucks, whether it’s across town or across the world. Even when you have help via your place of employment.
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?
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.
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?!
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.
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.
I’m looking for a purse. It’s time. So, I decided to look into an anti-theft purse. Why? Though things are typically safe in the American Midwest, thefts do happen. I’m pretty much a prime target now, with having kids built in for distraction for would-be criminals.
The end of 2016 found me trying to simplify my life. I have a tendency to make things far more complicated than they need to be. It is somewhat due to my desire to please as many people as possible. What did I do to change my life? What does it have to do with traveling?
It recently dawned on me that maybe moms should travel on their own sometimes. Take a small break from parenting duties, a mom-caytion. For me, it would actually be very difficult to leave my children for long periods of time (remember the trouble I had spending only one night away?), yet I can see the benefits!