Solo Long Haul Mission 

Hit me traveling mummas & papas with your tips/ideas/recommendations… 

Here’s my predicament.. 

I’ll be traveling solo with my “little miss will be 6 months” during the holiday season, long haul from the Australian east coast to the American east coast. Sounds like fun eh! 

So I’m keen for your thoughts/ideas. 

Normally I would be keen to have a stopover each way or fly the cheapest route but since time is of the essence – I want as much time with my family at my destination I’m looking for the easiest/most time efficient/baby friendly journey – is there a thing? I’ll let you know in January – ha ha. 

Ideas on how to secure a bassinet – airlines you’ve had luck with getting one. 

Little miss is breastfed – but doesn’t nurse to sleep and won’t nurse with a cover – tips please! 

Our GP has also recommended against the use of phenergan 👎🏼👎🏼 
So please hit me with your route ideas/airlines/ airports you love for baby facilities/ b-feeding onboard (I know about up & down) oh and any tips you have for going from mid summer to mid winter – and I mean real winter, this kid has never experience actual cold weather ☃

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Excess – Mum Life #1

Being excessive, it’s something I’ve been accused of. Loving things that are excessive. It came as a shock. First it was the unnecessary birthday party for my daughter, next it was liking an expensive children’s boutique. 

It’s a funny thing perception. A persons perception of how things are, or how a person is. 

Initially I stepped back and analyzed why someone would have a problem with me throwing a birthday for my child. The conclusion I drew was perhaps they didn’t want to do a birthday party for their own child and felt they in some way needed to justify that decision. The thing that people would understand if they actually got to know me is that I roll to the beat of my own drum, and Im not likely to cast judgement on what someone does or doesn’t do, we are all on our own unique journeys. It puzzled me why someone would have a problem with something I chose to do, sure I had a newborn baby, sure I made an effort to cook food and make a cake but again that’s just me, I like to challenge myself and I like nothing more than hosting – something we used to do in our pre child days ALL THE TIME! It’s funny how doing something we love for someone we love could be seen as excessive. I mean when Miss 3 asked if we could have a bouncy castle or unicorns (ponys dressed up as unicorns) I drew the line. 

The liking a particular store blew me away. I bet if I was to ask 100 women if they liked a particular brand of handbag they’d say yes, that’s not to say they would all go to that store on a regular basis and make a purchase. *shakes head* I was actually dumbfounded that something so trivial could be turned against me in such a negative way. 

Excess..or being excessive is not something I would classify myself as. I sniff out bargains like a drug sniffer dog, I worked out today it has been 5 months since I last had my hair cut or coloured. That my friends is not being excessive! 

I wonder how our world would be for us Queens if we all just decided to get on with our own lives, be happy with the decisions we made, supported one and other on this crazy journey. 

Information Age Moms

If there’s one thing I learned from becomming a mother that some women’s insecurities are loud especially when it comes to parenthood. 

The beauty of parenting in the point in time that we are now is that we have a world of information available to us at the touch of a button. But I wonder, does the reading and the research get in the way of instincts? Does following the “guide to getting your baby to sleep thru the night” and similar ideas prevent mothers from following their own instincts and mothering their own way? 

Being a Mum we gravitate towards other mothers we can relate and usually on any given day it’s likely we’ll have the same struggles. I just can’t help but wonder in the Information Age we are in if mothers are confident in following their own instincts or if somehow all this information makes for less secure women trying to do everything they can, with all the information they can gather become less confident in their own ability to parent their own children.