Notice anything different? That’s right, I went with a new WordPress theme! The blog is over a year old now, and with my upcoming trip to a whole new place, I decided to start with a whole new look.
The other day I went to breakfast with a couple and their newborn. As we talked and caught up, the husband noticed me cutting the kids food, setting them up with toys, and doing all I need to do to have a few minutes of a sane quiet meal out. He said “it looks like hard work, but I can’t see why you can’t also do this in Buenos Aires, or India, or where ever you go. I think its great you aren’t afraid to take the kids with you when you travel”. That right there is one of the reasons I started this blog. I’ve always felt the same way and I wanted to show and inspire others to do the same. It’s never easy, and I’ve never intended to show it any different. But if I have to change diapers, clean up messes, and entertain and educate my children anyway, what’s the difference if I do it at home or somewhere else? (Not to mention the significant educational and cultural benefits that come with travel.)
There may be some cleaning up over the next few days as I work to make the site look just the way I want it. Please excuse the work in progress. Once it is all done, I hope you continue to come here to read my stories, and I hope a few of you are inspired to take that trip you felt you haven’t been able to since baby entered the picture.
4 thoughts on “Like the new look?”
Nice! I hadn’t realised you were a year old here (happy… blogaversary?) . Very clean-looking design (I’m sure you’ll be shifting the furniture backwards and forwards for a little while like we all do when we move house).
But to the subject of your post – it’s true. If you can take a child across town, you should be able to take them on a plane. A few extra tips and tricks can help, but parents (or just me…) are forever making mistakes and playing catch up at home, so there’s nothing different there, either. I think it does help to have travel experience yourself. Travelling, like parenting, can be a bit disorienting at first, so being experienced at either one or the other must make it less overwhelming (bonus points for being experienced at both).
Thank you! It’s actually over a year at this point (I started in July of 2012), but I took a long break in the middle (due to the insanity of working full time with a toddler and nursing infant). I came back in full in June of this year and have been going strong since.
Trust, me I screw it up every time I travel. But that’s part of the fun, isn’t it 😉
I like it! And I love your perspective on traveling with kids. Your are inspiration even for those of us without without them. Keep going 🙂
Thanks! But you are my inspiration. In fact when I packed for this trip I used the “What would Elaine Needleman Do?” Method and managed to reduce down to two suitcases. 🙂