In response to our post on our favourite (developmentally appropriate) toys, I had a few of you asking what we wound up getting Anderson for his first birthday. It sounds like a lot of your littles are quickly approaching the one year mark as well. CONGRATS! Continue reading “Developmentally Appropriate First Birthday Gifts”
Keeping kids fed on the go can be a feat. One thing no one told me about becoming a mother is that I would quickly become a feeding gear sherpa, with pockets upon pockets full of snacks. Figuring out what are the most nutritious, easy travel options is enough to make your head spin. Whether a plane trip or simply a restaurant trip, everything you pack along needs to be combat and light. Continue reading “Kid Travel: Eating Essentials”
We’re keeping the travel with kids vibe going. A bunch of you loved the Print & Play Travel Activities I posted. But you were asking for what other tricks I pack along to keep Anderson from running up and down the aisle like a lunatic, wreaking havoc. Continue reading “Kid Travel: 6 Tools for Keeping Kids Busy On the Go”
Contact paper offers endless activity opportunities. Once I do one sticky paper activity I leave it up for a few weeks, and cycle through different activities until the stickiness finally gives way. Continue reading “Sticky Wall Mosaic”
Anderson is a seasoned traveller. I mentioned in his 1-year post that he’s been to 21 cities in his first year of life. We’re about to set off on yet another jet plane in search of some sunshine. Many of you asked how we keep him busy on all the plane, train, boat, and car rides he’s been on or how we make travel with kids seamless (FYI: it’s not. But, to us, the chaos of travel with littles is worth it in the end).
So I figured I would share these Print & Play Travel Activities that I made for a dear friend who is about to get away with her niece and nephew for spring break. These activities are for older kids, but if you have kids who are at the colouring, bingo-playing, scavenger hunting age, these are for you! Continue reading “Kid Travel: Print & Play Travel Activities”
I’ve been getting messages asking about developmentally appropriate toys for babies. Everything seems to be geared toward toddlers. Most boxes proclaim everything is for 12m+, leaving parents scratching their heads on what to get to entertain their littlest ones. Continue reading “Our Favourite Developmentally Appropriate Toys for 6-12 Months (& How We Use Them!)”
This time-buyer came about as I stood in my kitchen with Anderson pulling at my hem wanting to be in the meal prep action. I grabbed the elastics from my veggies, stretching them around the center of my loaf pan. Dinner gracefully made it to the table that evening as he plucked away at the strings, experimenting with the different sounds each elastic made and exploring the sensation of the tension and release as they snapped into place.
Anderson is O N E.
It has been quite a year. From a spur of the moment, international move at 6 weeks old, to endless plane, train, boat, and road trips, this kid has lived a lot of life in the past 12 months. We are clocking in at 21 cities visited, and endless adventures had.
Anderson has a B I G family. We’re clocking in at 7+ grandparents over here. We also don’t live in the same country as the rest of our family. So I wanted to put together an interactive book, complete with pictures, to help him learn all about himself and his family.
Well, it has been more than a hot minute since I have popped up around here. Two and a half years to be exact (can someone please tell me how that went by so quickly?). I guess I should start explaining myself, huh? Two weeks after my last post, we made the gut-wrenching decision to say good-bye to all our friends who had become family and pack up Brooklyn life. In a handful of weeks, we loaded everything into a Uhaul, and set our GPS to the PNW.