Parenting

Camping with a one-year old – how we did it

May 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

We finally did it!  We went camping with our one-year old for the first time! If you’ve read the previous post about this, you’ll see that  my husband was much stressed and scared about this new adventure with our child. On my side, I must admit I was a little stressed but felt confident things would go well.  In the end, here’s what happened during our first camping trip with our one year old son. 

Camping with a one year old – What to bring?

May 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

    We will soon go camping with our one year old, and although we’ve been camping as a couple extensively, this will be our first time as a family.  My husband is so stressed by this little trip he can’t sleep at night, and I must admit that even though this adventure excites me I am also a little bit worried.  

What’s a child’s life on a boat like

May 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

I stumbled on this blog post from Wandering Dolphin this morning.  I’ve been following theses guys for a few months now, as I’m curious about how a family decides to get out of the traditional way of living and actually live on a boat.  It’s what I’m aiming for, but stepping outside the box sometimes feels so hard and complicated.  I think it’s something we tend to overanalyze and overcomplicate because it is so out of the ordinary. If you’ve been following me on Pinterest, you’ll see I have a board called “One day, I’ll sail away”.   I would like my children to grow up in a different way.  There’s nothing wrong about growing in the suburbs and attending regular school (I know, because I was raised that way).  But just as traveling broadens your horizons, I think traveling as a child opens your mind even more.  This plan to sail away is just a plan right now, but we are setting it in motion slowly so that in a few years time, when our children are a little older, we are able to make the move. As you can see from the post, growing up on a boat looks quite appealing when you set aside society’s critical mind. A great read. http://wanderingdolphin.blogspot.com/2014/05/sailor-girl-what-my-life-is-like.html  

The world’s toughest job

April 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here’s a video that’s been going around lately in social medias.  It explains the world’s toughest job: being a mom.  I find the video well made, and although it paints the job a darker shade than it really is, it’s still somewhat accurate. Even if I don’t get breaks, or lunchtimes, or even vacations, I’m still glad to be a stay-at-home mom.  But I guess now I can add “Director of Operations” to my resume 😉    

The Honest Company diaper review

April 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

While I was pregnant, I did a lot of research regarding diapers.  First, I wanted to go with cloth diapers, and did sew a lot of inserts and cloth diapers thinking I’d used these. And while I wish I went with cloth diapering instead of using disposable because it is so much more environmentally-friendly, I ended up using disposables (mostly because we don’t have in-unit washer and dryer, and having to go out and carry dirty diapers with a baby in tow is a lot harder than it seems). I tried a bunch of different brands, beginning with the “eco-diapers” (Seventh Generation and stuff) and finally ended up with 2 brands I really like: Huggies Natural Care and The Honest Company. I’m a big sucker for the underdog, and while Huggies have great diapers, I also want to encourage a relatively small company who makes great products. The Honest Company is that.  Famous for its founder, Hollywood star Jessica Alba, this organization features great quality, environmentally-friendly products.  The diapers are great, plus you can buy these in bundles if you want, which saves you money.  I personally order them only when I need them because I enjoy my freedom to choose as a consumer and I switch from Huggies to Honest every diaper change.   They are free of unnecessary chemicals and plant-based, yet they are gentle on my son’s […]