Recently my hubby Chris and 15-year-old son Josh took a road trip across the state together. It was a long drive, and at one point Chris said to Josh, "I'm getting tired here, I need you to talk to me for a while."
Josh dutifully unplugged himself from his iPod and asked, "What do you want to talk about?"
"I dunno," Chris said yawning. "Um…why don't you tell me the first thing you'd like to do when you get your driver's… Continue
Added by Holly Bowne on December 3, 2009 at 7:57am —
Original Posting at NewlyParents.com
With all the recent talk of the stroller recall
I thought this was a good time to put together the 2nd stroller we bought last weekend. After going back and forth through the stroller aisle in Babies R Us and trying out strollers ranging from $100 to upwards of $300 we decided on… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on November 14, 2009 at 4:02pm —
I have this friend Steve who was recently on a flight. Across the aisle was a new mama with her babe and a very elderly man, who from here on in shall be called ‘old dude’.
As the airplane was taking off, mama started breastfeeding babe. As any travelling mama knows, it’s good if you can get babe to feed on the way up and the way down to relieve any ear pain due to changing air pressure.
As she is feeding, old dude is shuffling around, mumbling under his breath, clearing… Continue
Added by Julie Cole on September 29, 2009 at 2:49pm —
Your personal jewelry has been acquired over your lifetime. It could be something as sentimental as your first gold chain with religious medallion, your childhood charm bracelet, diamond engagement ring or inherited antique jewelry just to name a few. Nonetheless, these pieces not only have sentimental worth, but also significant monetary value.
Over the years, designs and styles change, older pieces dating to the Victorian and Art Deco periods could be difficult to replace,… Continue
Added by Baya Gatter on August 9, 2009 at 1:28pm —
You can probably look back at defining moments in your life, moments that made you who you are, and associate them with a person. I have always valued the importance of being mentored. My first and most important mentors were my parents and grandparents of course. They gave me confidence, faith, a sense of being safe and strength. Beyond my family though I can distinctly remember people in my life who made me who I am today, some did not even realize at the time that they were shaping a young… Continue
Added by Heather on July 7, 2009 at 11:26pm —
I should have my own parking space at JFK and LaGuardia. Many industries are like mine, you need to get on a plane to see a customer, work a trade show, evaluate a factory, research a new opportunity, train a sales force or just be present at an industry networking event. There is little you can do about the distance from your family but there is something you can do about making your trip comfortable and productive! I will break it down from booking the trip to arriving home…..
First and… Continue
Added by Heather on June 30, 2009 at 10:12pm —
Sometimes I think the most difficult part of having a baby is not the sleepless nights, not the crying, not the birth….it is being away from her. I won’t lie, sometimes it is a needed break when I go to work or I travel and get to sleep past 5 am but not being with her outweighs any brief moment of pleasure I have. I do feel that I am a better mommy to her because I work though. That may not be the case for everyone but for a driven chick like me, someone who thrives on competition and her… Continue
Added by Heather on June 25, 2009 at 7:00pm —
I'm feeling so guilty about leaving my daughter for 7 days while I head off to a vacation destination with 100 business associates. But, sometimes we can all use a break too, even if it is work. And it's Malta. I'll have some down time which I hope to to use to take lots of vacation-style photos to use for upcoming blog posts. Thank goodness for email, text and cell phones, though. I'll be able to keep in close touch with her all week.
Added by Stacie Errera on June 11, 2009 at 9:49pm —
I am attempting the autopsy of my journey to NYC while nursing a hideous chocolate egg hang-over, so excuse any oversights or omissions. I have a sugar high and the creature invading my uterus is going bananas.
In a nutshell, the trip was fantastic. I created an itinerary packed with amazing activities all done at a reasonable pace for little girls and women who are eight-months pregnant. Do not plan a trip to NYC with your kids without e-mailing me for my tips. But, like any… Continue
Added by Julie Cole on April 13, 2009 at 11:30am —
Kate has some great tidbits for travelling with kids (hers are ages 1, 4, and 10) and I mope a lot. You won't want to miss it. Other than that you will find recipes (good food, bad pictures), fun youtube clips (that are family friendly), design ideas, parenting tips (and/or a homage to our dogs), and craft ideas for you or your kids. We are easily amused.
Added by Alison DeCamp, Kate Bassett on April 4, 2009 at 9:45am —
When you have an appointment or firm commitment, allot 15 extra minutes to get where you need to be.
Traffic snarls and unexpected events happen all the time. Don't let them throw off your plans and cause unnecessary stress.
If you're traveling by air, plan to arrive at the airport one hour before domestic departures.
And ALWAYS carry reading material.
..if you spend… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on April 2, 2009 at 9:00am —
Tomorrow morning my family will embark on the 20 hour journey to spend Thanksgiving with my parents.
The 20 hours are usually spent watching movies, 'seeing America and American's unlike ourselves, eating too much food that we normally do not eat, and hosting a bit of inner family squabbling.
Despite the fact that 20 hours may seem like a tedious adventure that we are getting tired of doing, this year we will be embracing it as if it could be our last. Kids in college and… Continue
Added by Harriet B on November 21, 2008 at 2:08pm —
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Added by Janelle Tsai on September 29, 2008 at 11:31am —
How Families Have Fun in Austin
Austin sits in the heart of Texas and is considered by many to be the cultural center of the state. There is a familiar phrase in town, “Keep Austin Weird,” that is also the motto by which this free-spirited, eccentric and intelligent community lives. Young Austin families are active yet laid-back. They are avid sports fans, live music lovers, pet owners, museum fanatics and festivalgoers! Folks in this capital city are loyal citizens committed to… Continue
Added by Janelle Tsai on September 25, 2008 at 11:51am —
I'm sitting in a hotel room in Vegas and will soon be headed to the airport for my return flight. This morning is day 5 away from home. Five days! I was OK until day 3, but at this point I've lost whatever work-related focus I had. My sole focus is getting home and seeing my husband and kids.
At this point I'm cursing the impulse that had me suggest this conference to my boss. I've narrowed down my feelings to three emotions ... anxiety, frustration and guilt.
Added by JediMom on September 22, 2008 at 1:30pm —
Oh...It seems like yesterday.
We had just spent the summer with my parents. I couldn't wait to be back home with my husband whom I missed terribly. My girls, likewise missed their daddy and were anxious to be home with him.
We boarded the plane looking fresh and crisp in our nice white summer clothes. The girls were wearing matching white shirts with sweet little green frogs that I had just happened to find in all three sizes. I was wearing crisp white linen shirt and… Continue
Added by Angie Mozilo on September 20, 2008 at 12:52am —
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of childhood, it was the age of parenthood, it was the epoch of excitement, it was the epoch of dullness, it was the season of laughter, it was the season of bickering.
It was summer, and it was family vacation time.
It is not often that a 30-12-year-old woman has the opportunity to vacation separately with her family of origin (mom, dad, and 30-10-year-old sister) and her family of record (husband and… Continue
Added by Leslie Dinaberg on July 25, 2008 at 5:29pm —