This would be our first time flying with a toddler. I didn’t know how someone who loved moving around would handle having to sit still for the whole flight.
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He was demanding, irritable, inflexible, very emotional and overall extremely difficult. Apparently, he’s just a normal two year old!
I also have to remind myself not to be that mom. You know, that mom that you see sitting at the ball field or in the bleachers who makes you cringe?
Honestly, I’m not sure how I would have survived those first few months without my mom squad. Sometimes, you need another mom to “tell you like it is”.
Parenthood is hard and comes with a whole lot of anxieties, but, single parent or not, it helps to remember that we’re never truly doing this alone.
I like to food prep. Not only does it help my family and I to eat healthy meals, but also I spend less at the grocery store and there is tons less stress.
For the last few years, we’ve planned a yearly family vacation up north. In the spring, we decide where to go and circle the dates on the calendar.
My wish to visit and enjoy art and our desire to be outside got my creative juices flowing. I decided to take the kids on a mural treasure hunt.
It felt like overnight our grocery needs were multiplied, while growth spurts- combined with active kids- created constant need for a stop at the store.
When our average Midwestern family decided to host an exchange student we didn’t realize how much our lives would change!