Setting up an Echo Show seems like a great idea for grandparents, but you need to know a few things like needing a cell phone and landline for all of the advertised features.
One of the first things I did when my husband and I first moved in together was to buy a robot vacuum. He loves everything spotless, and with two black cats and someone with long hair, his idea of clean was difficult...
So you got to the airport...
Always tell TSA if you are traveling by yourself. 9 times out of 10, an agent will help you fold down your stroller or take it through. The first time I traveled by myself with C they were angels and I about cried because they were so nice. Have your milk frozen so they don't have to test it. Even if you do have liquid milk/formula, they will do a quick test. The test was usually faster than getting the stroller checked.
A neighbor flew for the first time with her young kids, and it made me realize just how unique it is that our daughter has been flying almost since birth. Our first trip from Seattle to the Midwest was when she was three weeks old for my brother's wedding. I flew home often during my maternity leave for other events, and now it is even easier with a direct flight from Charlotte. Here are a few of my favorite tips of traveling with an infant.
This was not my planned post for today, but I received an email this morning about this and had to share. Lo & Sons is having a warehouse sale and you all have to check it out. Throw your hands in the air like. you. just. don't. care. People! Get excited about this. I am, … Continue reading Three bags full
Before I was a parent, I never knew what to do for baby showers or kids birthdays. I still have a hard time figuring out older kids--but I have witnessed what works for babes and toddlers. One brand stands out for us is Melissa & Doug. If you have a toddler coming over, a M&D toy is a sure fire hit. Here are a few of our favorites from the brand.
You knew this was coming, right? A blog with caffeine in the title is going to have a post on coffee makers. I am not picky about how my coffee is made... I don't own a french press or one of those fancy drip coffee makers. I wouldn't mind someone else making that coffee, especially if they are sharing! But I just don't have the time.
We took a weekend trip down to Hilton Head Island and it happened to fall on my birthday. Let me tell you, this was the best birthday weekend for a VERY long time. Granted, the last two birthdays I was either pregnant or breastfeeding/studying for a bar exam... but we had the most amazing weekend. … Continue reading Summer breeze, makes me feel fine
I think every working mom probably feels the same thing: You go through big chunks of time where you're just thinking, "This is impossible -- oh, this is impossible." And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible." - Tina Fey
We used to live in the Seattle area, so we really only worried about the sun a few months out of the year. Now that we are in the Carolinas, I can feel the sun burning my pale skin even on my commute. Ouch.