Tag: baby

15 Must-Haves When Traveling with a Toddler

15 Must-Haves When Traveling with a Toddler

Traveling with a little one is no easy task.  After surviving over 15 flights with our one-year-old, I have come up with a list of 15 items that have made our trips more comfortable, efficient, and enjoyable.  I have learned to pack smart to prepare […]

A 13-hour Flight:  This Mom’s Hour by Hour Perspective

A 13-hour Flight: This Mom’s Hour by Hour Perspective

Hour 0 Why are all these people glaring at me as I board the plane with my sweet little 1-year-old?  It is not THAT big of a deal.  We’ve taken a dozen flights with him.  What’s one more? Hour 1 Oh, this isn’t so bad. […]

Getting Through A Nursing Strike

Getting Through A Nursing Strike

This past week was one of the toughest emotional weeks since Chulengo was born.  He was sick and had Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease.  He didn’t want to eat or drink anything.  When the poor guy would swallow food, he would screech in pain.  I knew […]

Review:  Bumkins Splat Mat & Sleeved Bib

Review: Bumkins Splat Mat & Sleeved Bib

We’ve been using both the mat & the bib since Chulengo started eating table food.  I have grouped them together because they are from the same company and easily bought together.  The pros and cons of each one are very similar. Pros Variety of fun […]

How to Deal with Hand Foot & Mouth Disease

How to Deal with Hand Foot & Mouth Disease

This past week we have been dealing with Hand Foot & Mouth Disease (HFMD).  Somewhere, a week or two again, Chulengo contracted HFMD.  He started to show symptoms the evening we got back from a cross-country trip.  When I began researching HFMD, I wasn’t finding […]

4 Essential Things I Am Not Planning for Our Family Vacation

4 Essential Things I Am Not Planning for Our Family Vacation

My husband and I enjoy international travel because of the many amazing memories we make in the process.  Whether it was getting our car stuck in the mud on the back roads of Costa Rica, hiking through rice paddies in Indonesia, or snorkeling outside of […]

15 Registry Items I Am Still Using One Year Later

15 Registry Items I Am Still Using One Year Later

When we were expecting Chulengo, we lived in a small apartment.  So, when we put together our registry, I focused on items that were going to help us out in the long run.  Lucky that I did, because although we have moved since having Chulengo, […]

6 Books You Will Want to Read to Your Toddler, Over and Over Again

6 Books You Will Want to Read to Your Toddler, Over and Over Again

Have you ever read a book to your child and they prompt you to read it again?  And again?  And again?  If you get lucky, your little one picks a book that is enjoyable to read over and over.  But, what happens when the book […]

The Biggest Mistake I Made During our Move

The Biggest Mistake I Made During our Move

I made the biggest mistake.  When we moved to our current city, I thought I had everything organized.  I was on top of it.  Housing figured out.  Cars transported.  Moving contract signed.  Address changed. The one thing I didn’t do was find a Pediatrician for […]

5 Essential “NON-BABY” Items You Need for Your Baby

5 Essential “NON-BABY” Items You Need for Your Baby

I love to find multiple purposes for items in my house.  I use a vase under the kitchen sink to store dishwasher pods.  I use binder clips to keep food items fresh.  I even have a bean bag chair in Chulengo’s playroom that is full […]