On Car Seats and Flying with Kids

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

The Whole30 allows garlic. This is a picture of a garlic bulb on a green cutting board.

On Whole30 and Body Acceptance

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

Zoey and Sassafras: Great STEM Books for Worldschoolers

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

Fort Lauderdale in Florida. I am sitting inside a car with the sunshine shining on my face.

Florida Sunshine in My Face

Skybus was so cool. I got some cheap flights to a few places and I wish now that I’d traveled more with Skybus. Hindsight is 20/20, as the saying goes. In 2007, I took the leap and  bought a ticket to visit my friend in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I can’t remember the exact price,  but It was low, probably around $40.  I’m proud of Past Me for taking the leap! Continue reading