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My Life To-Do List
Currently on my Life Wish List:
Stay in the present with Grace's illness and stop obsessing about what I did wrong and what life will be like in the future
Goals I am working on:
Create weekly menus for one month and actually TRY making them.
Projects I am working on:
Thesis. Thesis. Thesis. Bleh.
A stranger asked for help yesterday at 7:00 AM. He needed his truck jumped; it was up a brief ramp (though still in view of the street). I had my son with me, yet I agreed. As I drove up the ramp, I had major qualms. Would you have agreed to help?
Asked on 3rd April 2008 | 5 replies
What are some Mommy Milesontes, things things that happened to you that let you know you really are a mom (i.e., been dressed in your last clean outfit and almost out the door when your DC spit up all over you)?
Asked on 13th December 2007 | 9 replies
Any tips on flying with an infant age 3 to 7 months under current restrictions? I've read and heard that you can just take them on in a front pack, gate check the carrier-car seat and your carry on is your carry on and diaper bag all in one. Can you tak
Answered on 2nd July 2009:
Some tips: 1. If you check your stroller or your car seat as baggage, you don't have to pay for it on most airlines because it is an exempted item. I just recently flew with my son who had his own seat. We took a car seat for the first flight and opted to check it, for free, on the return. 2. you can take liquid food or formula for the baby. Just follow these TSA guidelines: http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/children/formula.shtm. If you take dry formula, though, it's much easier. I have kept it separated out in a ziplock. 3. Give yourself extra time to check in and make it through security. 4. If they have family lanes at security, even though it's slower, make use of them. Few people get impatient with a parent who is taking his or her time with a carrier, diaper bag etc. 5. I have found it's easiest to keep the baby as much on his or her schedule as possible. Keeping them up past their naptime is unbearable if they get overtired. 6. Rely on the kindness of strangers if you are traveling alone. When I took my son on his first flight (over 7 hours) (before he turned one), I carried him in my ergo, no stroller etc. When I had to go to the bathroom, he came with me, but there were people who offered to help me and I said yes when I needed to. 7. Help a little one clear their ears by giving them something to drink at take offs and landings. 8. Having an extra seat is a blessing. Even if you plan on lap-holding an infant, getting the baby his or her own seat affords you some extra space, if you can afford it.
How many kids do you have? Is this more or less than you always thought you would?
Answered on 2nd July 2009:
I have two but I only intended to have one. Twins sneak up on you.