Kids are awesome travel companions. However, there are challenges one faces when traveling with children especially the young ones. Either the trip is by plane or car or even just pushing the kids around with the stroller, it is prudent to plan it seriously. We have a few tips you may take into consideration to ensure that the trip remains enjoyable and not messed up. Remember, a well-organized trip is most likely to turn out fun.
Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you. – Lilly Singh
Do you love yourself? Loving oneself isn’t vanity. It is taking care of oneself. It is making one’s life better. To love oneself means committing to the career he wants to see himself. It means spending his money to what it’s worth. He is in a relationship he has faith with and wishes to last long.
Perhaps it is time to reevaluate things and check if you find the time and exert effort to love yourself. We’ve got here a few tips to show that you are loving yourself.
Children should spend no more than one to two hours on screens, according to recommendations provided by the AAP. Unfortunately, children are increasingly dependent on mobiles, tablets and TV screens for their entertainment, learning, and sense of connection. This can be a real source of conflict within families. Both children and parents themselves seek a solution that works for the family. Imposing limits and sanctions is a common approach to the problem, but what if there is a more creative option?
Given that the rise in screen time correlates with a decrease in outdoor playtime, what if families create an outdoor space that offers something for everyone? If the garden provides something of interest to each member of the family from young to old, perhaps it could become a hub for connection? Such is a place to step away from screens and enjoy each other’s company. Let’s consider what an ideal family garden space might offer.
Rest and Relaxation
Nutritionists, doctors, and most parents attest that breakfast is a critical meal for the day. This is because it influences how one performs physically and mentally throughout the day. Thus, in our household, I always make sure that my boys are well fed before leaving the house. With the demands at school and at work, my family needs the energy and nutrients to keep them going.
There are still times that I would miss the alarm clock and rush to prepare everything with the little time left for me. But most of the time, I may say I am able to survive and provide the needed nutrients my family needs. Allow me to share with you how I am able to manage morning madness.
Our Little Man will turn three this August. Though I love it that he still breastfeeds, I believe it is prudent to introduce him to milk formula, too. Because although breast milk is the best nutritional choice for children, in some cases, breastfeeding may not be possible.
It has always been my toddler’s health that I am after. I want him to remain healthy and well fed. I always believe that milk is important because, for one, it is rich in calcium and phosphorus. These two are crucial to my boy’s bone and tooth development. Likewise, drinking milk is a great way to stay hydrated. With the many physical activities my young man does, he needs to rehydrate after his strenuous workouts. To add, milk contains vitamins and minerals to keep my guy active, healthy, and strong. Milk also provides protein which helps in my boy’s body repair and growth.
Thus, imagine my long ordeal in looking for the best milk for my toddler. You see, food processed with high heat results for the natural structure of proteins to be damaged and destroyed. The same goes for milk formula. Once proteins are damaged, they may not be easily absorbed and this may cause the child to suffer from protein indigestion. To some, they get stomach discomfort.
I was disappointed last week. Or too concerned that I was most of the time too quiet. But there’s something about being too frustrated that pushed me to make some home improvement.
Project home improvement
I painted our living room walls white. I changed our door’s and stair’s handrails’ color to Ashton gray. This mother also sprayed paint our small gate to Ashton gray.
The heaviness I felt inside was still there that I thrashed the boys’ old socks and underwear. I also donated half of my clothes and the bags I no longer use.
This was what Paola Esteron, a visual artist and calligrapher, told her students at the #SayItWithPizzaHut Calligraphy workshop.
I am just being practical and realistic. We cannot leave our two-year-old toddler and six-month-old baby at home with their three other brothers so just husband and I can have Valentine’s date. Bringing the two with us is possible but then we will certainly face a few challenges. Going out on a date with the husband has become too impractical for the past two years. Nonetheless, we do not want to be affected by such kind of limitation. If we cannot visit fancy restaurants, watch a movie perhaps, and hold hands as we walk, sit or just stare at each other, then we can bring good food to the dining table.
That was what I realized two years ago when I started to have problems with my Second son. I would want to blame the peer he got at his new school as the bad influence. Or perhaps those acolytes he spent time with every meeting and church service.
Do not get me wrong. My Second son is kindhearted. He puts great efforts in his studies. He is courteous. It is just that he can be more susceptible to peer pressure. Among my boys, he can be the most aggressive to try new things. He is also the most independent to the point that he is more likely to experiment. Sometimes, his acts would make my heart beat harder and faster.
I must admit. There was a time I would want to give up. Or I already gave up. But then, I’ve realized that I am a parent and I have the power to bring my kids’ future forward. The same way that I can reshape my Second son’s future.