I’ve worked in some capacity almost the entire time I’ve been a mother. And with that work came some travel. When I left my old career and began blogging and writing part time last year, it allowed me to work from home, with very little travel. Ideal since we were having our third and final baby. However, as with many different professional fields, every now and then it becomes important to connect and network with your peers and I did just that this past weekend. I attended the Mom 2.0 Summit in South Orange County, and while I made the decision to come home every night after the conference instead of staying at the hotel, I still missed quite a lot with the kids, since I was gone for 12-15 hours each day. Here’s a peek at just a few of the things I missed out on, and how I deal with that internal gut pull that is often responsible for “mommy guilt”.
Our middle child is named Sydney. Not necessarily after the city in Australia, although he does consider himself quite famous knowing that an entire city shares the same name as he. While we named our son after an Uncle, it is neat to know that we could travel half way around the world and find a place with a name so familiar to us. It got me thinking about all the city inspired baby names, and so I searched to see just how many names have been inspired by cities, and it turns out there’s quite a lot. Here’s 40 of my favorite city inspired baby names I found.
Hayden’s teething has his drool in full effect, and he’s also now eating 3 solid meals a day, so needless to say, he’s a sopping mess by the end of the day! When he goes bibless, his clothes are soaking wet and usually covered with smashed peas or orange carrots. To cut down on clothing changes, and therefore laundry, he’s in a bib all day, even in between feedings. He gets them quite messy quite fast though so we’re in need of a few more bibs. Here are 5 Disney Baby sets that I’d love to get my hands on.
Earlier this month we went on a 5 night trip up north for Spring break. The two older kids haven’t napped in years and can survive off an adjusted sleep schedule for a few days with no real repercussions, but the baby is a different story. He needs his sleep, and so do we! Read on to see how we managed to vacation with all three while preserving somewhat of a routine for baby Hayden, but making sure the older kids didn’t feel cheated out of any vacation fun.
Hayden turns 8 months old tomorrow and I can’t believe how fast it’s going the third time around. Having 3 kids, especially 2 older kids with lots of activities, is keeping me more busy than I ever thought possible. Many days go by like a blur between taking care of baby, working, homework and cooking dinner, that some days I find myself standing for all my meals, and I can barely remember drinking a cup of water all day. I’d like to take better care of myself, because a healthy and happy momma makes for a healthy and happy family. Here are 3 simple things I can do to take better care of me, and I’m going to start tomorrow!