Parenthood and Passports - Mother's Day Gifts for traveling moms

Mother’s Day gifts for traveling moms

Know a mom who is always traveling? Why not satisfy her wanderlust this Mother’s Day. You don’t have to splurge for a trip to an exotic location to make her smile, although I’m sure she would appreciate it. There are plenty of budget-friendly gifts that will peak her interest while making travel more comfortable and…

traveling solo - American side of Niagara Falls

What I Learned from Traveling Solo

My first solo trip It was 7:15 in the morning on the first day of my trip. I sat at the airport gate waiting for my flight while eating a package of cold Pop Tarts that I bought in the gift shop. Perhaps not the breakfast of champions, but definitely the breakfast of a traveler. It…

Parenthood and Passports -Mama Traveling Childless

A Mama Traveling Childless

If you see a woman in her mid-30s on a flight tomorrow with a Bloody Mary in her hand at 9 a.m. and a dazed look on her face, please come over and say hi. That woman will likely be me. For once I’ll actually have time to talk to you, because for the first…

Parenthood and passports - Slow Down

Slow Down: Parenthood goes by too fast

Before I had my daughter, parents constantly told me how fast the time goes. I heard more comments about how I would want to slow down the clock or even turn back time once my baby was born. Now that I’m a parent, I completely understand that sentiment. I heard a song the other day…

Parenthood and Passports- Motherhood: Learning as we go

Parenthood: Our Greatest Adventure Yet

My husband, Damon, and I have been on some amazing adventures. Backpacking across Europe, hiking 14ers, skiing double blacks, and zip-lining through the Costa Rican rain forest to name a few… But 2015 brought about our greatest adventure yet… parenthood. The birth of our daughter I kicked off 2015 with swollen ankles. I was giant…

Parenthood and Passports - Travelers First Christmas

A Traveler’s First Christmas

Growing up, Christmas was a huge deal in our household. There were tons of presents (too many, really), lots of food (too much of that, too), and a house full of over-the-top, loud, lovely relatives (can never have too many of those). Christmases were always some of my fondest and most cherished childhood memories. Tomorrow,…

Parenthood and Passports - Picky Eater

Sauerkraut and Other Baby Foods

“I can’t believe she is eating sauerkraut! I’ve never seen a baby who liked sauerkraut!” my father-in-law exclaimed as our baby shoveled the pickled cabbage into her mouth. We were dining out at our favorite German restaurant in Oklahoma. Our daughter, Avery, was barely 10 months old at the time, and was still as toothless…