Siblings. It’s truly one of the craziest love-hate relationship that most have. As a mama of two boys only a year and a half apart, I witness this back and forth all day long – and it can be exhausting sometimes, but what I have learned is that there are ways to encourage fair play and sibling bonding throughout that day that can strengthen their relationship and their ability to get along. No matter how close or far apart in age your kiddos are, I am certain you will be able to apply a few of these tips into your daily routine & watch them flourish! I promise, your mama heart will melt watching them bond.
We all know how much kids require for a day out. Now throw in the unexpectedness and the excitement of Disney and there is no telling what you will need! Since we have had our kids we have been to the Disney parks at least a dozen times, so I have had some experience on what works, what you need, why you need it, and what kind of bag will be the best choice. Looking for any of those tips? I’m excited to share them with you!
If you are like me, nap times are the only mom breaks that happen during the day & the amount of STUFF I have to cram into 2 hours (if I’m lucky!) is crazy. I have realized that when I look at nap time as a time for me to do alllll the boring things, I tend not to be as productive. Instead, I’ve changed my mindset. Nap time is ME time & I am going to maximize the potential of those few hours to be as productive as possible, while still treating myself to a well-deserved MOM BREAK.
Everything Disney does is EPIC. There is simply no other word for the beauty and caredully meticulous design elemtents and state of the art technology that goes into everything they produce. Going to the Disney World parks is one of our family’s favorite activities ever! We head there for almost every special occassion from birthdays, to Valentine’s Day, and anniversaries. Some of my best memories over the past 5 years as a family have been spent here & I am thrilled to show you a new series of incredible memories we just made at the brand new Pandora – World of AVATAR at Animal Kingdom!
A day at the zoo is a day I’m in for! We love visiting local zoos as we travel and letting the kids explore each unfamiliar place with some friendly familiar animal friends. The boys seem to never get tired of watching the elephants play or the tigers roam, and I never get tired of watching their boundless energy run through the park. We were really excited to get to go to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans last week – since we had heard such amazing reviews! It certainly did not disappoint!
There is something so instinctively magical about the summertime. I think deep down, all of us get a little giddy when we know it’s on its way, & I am definitely no exception. There is an amped up joy and a desire to get all your family and friends together to enjoy the sunshine. I have always been one for getting out and truly soaking in the season & this year will be absolutely no different! We will be traveling all summer – a new state every month – but I have a sure way to make friends wherever we go, & I am certain that there will be tons of new faces and yummy BBQ’s in our future!
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If your husband is anything like mine, than he wasn’t as over the moon excited about registering for new baby as I was! Walking through aisles of clothes and pacifiers and bottles and breast pumps just didn’t appeal to him like my dreamlike ideals imagined it would. Of course, don’t get me wrong, he was beyond excited to be a daddy to our son, but that happiness didn’t translate to the need to shop ‘til you drop like it did for me! There was one aisle that got him really pumped though & maybe you can relate to this with your baby daddy…
Hours and hours in the car? It can seem overwhelming, but I can promise you that with some of the tips I have gathered in our travels lately – from first hand experience with two toddlers – you can definitely take that trip you have been dying to go on! I am a firm believer that there is a way to do what you want. Make it happen! It may take extra planning or sacrifices on one end or another, but I am certain that the itch you have to travel can become your reality. Here are some of my top tips for road trips with your family!