Like the new look?

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.)

It's never easy...but it's never dull!

It’s never easy…but it’s never dull!

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.

Change can be good…
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4 thoughts on “Like the new look?

  1. 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 😉

    • 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. 🙂

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