With Thanksgiving coming our way tomorrow, I’ve got turkey, stuffing and pie on the brain — a surprising source of inspiration when it comes to baby names! For all of you expectant mamas out there, why not take a peek at some Thanksgiving feast-inspired options, brought to you by my own mealtime cravings? Happy Thanksgiving, friends!
In the past, my own holiday wish list has seen many requests: new sweaters, warm boots, updated decor — everyday indulgences that I’d never commit to splurging for, always finding an excuse to spend our hard-earned money elsewhere.
Now, as a mother, the tables have turned as my wish list carries just one theme: Rest. Products to pamper, pillows to fluff, slippers to don. It seems my sleep-deprived subconscious is begging for a holiday season that requires nothing more than fresh sheets and a long nap. Surely I’m not alone? The good news is this:
Traveling with a baby is an incredible exercise in patience, flexibility and time management. Traveling with a baby to Disneyland, over 2200 miles away from home base? It’s a whole ‘nother ball game. There’s jet lag. And flight delays. And lost luggage. And forgotten essentials. But when you arrive at the park as the sun is setting, just in time to watch a 16-month-old’s eyes light up at the sight of her first parade? It’s all worth it.
If you’re planning a trip to Disneyland with your baby in tow, here are a few tips/tricks that made our trek fun, memorable and – not surprisingly – magical:
Last weekend, we stole a few moments in our backyard — just Ken, me and that beaming little gal that made us a family. And it was… glorious. Of all the seasons I’ve experienced as a parent, fall has been my favorite. The crisp air, home cooking, weekend adventures and light, bundled-up layers have been such a welcome change of pace from a hot, frenzied and busy summer. And between the afternoon sunshine and impromptu tickles, I realized something…