After watching the bigger kids, Hawk has been eager to hop onto a scoot bike for a while now, and to my astonishment, he can manage one just fine. Our lovely neighbour Charles (six-years-old and ever so idolized by Hawk) has loaned Hawk his little blue balance bike, but it took a seat swap with Esmé’s to get it low enough for him to place his feet easily on the … [Read More]
Esmé, entomologist extraordinaire, is very into ladybug larvae as of late. She’s been collecting them whenever she finds them, which is often, because she is constantly on the hunt. We first happened upon them this time last year, and were astounded to find out that the wee funny-looking bugs turn into ladybugs. So unlikely, really. Metamorphosis is crazy-cool!
This year, Esmé has an eye out for the little reptilian-looking … [Read More]
It’s taken me a long time to get myself sorted out when it comes to the perfect bag to take on the plane when traveling with kids. After many trials and errors, I’ve learned a few things.
First of all, it isn’t a diaper bag. That’s probably the least important thing in there! Why do we call them diaper bags? So, left over from my Search & Rescue days, I … [Read More]
So, we talked about traveling with babies, and traveling with toddlers. Let’s moosh them all together and add a few years and talk about traveling with kids in general.
Like I said before, a lot of the same tips apply across the ages, so do go back and have a gander at the earlier posts about babies and toddlers.
As they get older, traveling gets easier. Isn’t that … [Read More]
A lot of what I wrote about in the post on traveling with babies applies to traveling with toddlers as well, so go over there and have a read for some general travel tips, in case I forget to mention them here. The most important one being to take documentation with you, especially if you are a queer family and there could be doubt as to your rights over your … [Read More]
Let’s talk travel with children this week! Everyone who wants more tips for traveling with kids, raise your hand! Alright, that’s nearly all of y’all.
So let’s start today with tips for traveling with babies!
Babies are the easiest category of small humans to travel with. Babies don’t want for much. For the sake of simplicity, let’s consider babies to be infants in-arms, as in not walking yet (up to … [Read More]
Sometimes I wonder if people read this blog and think that my kids are the inspiration for all the creative stuff that we do. It’s a nice thought, but really, it’s not true. I get an idea, and I want to do it, and usually it’s fun and engaging enough that my kids want to participate. Honestly though, I was this way before kids.
It goes like this.
I … [Read More]