When my daughter first told me that she wanted a unicorn birthday party to celebrate her 4th birthday, images of rainbows and glitter unicorns immediately danced in my head. Even pushing thirty, I think I was more excited than she was. Then I came back to reality. We are moving to another state in a few short weeks and I had neither the time nor the funds to plan the extravaganza I had envisioned. However, I was determined to give my daughter a magical unicorn party, but with a firm budget and simple decor in mind. Not only did I stay under budget and keep my sanity, but everything turned out beautifully. Most importantly, my daughter had a blast celebrating her special day.
When I first booked this trip last fall, I was hesitant about bringing our kids with us to Mexico. However, I’m so glad that I did. We spent quality time together as a family and created memories that will last a lifetime. Plus, it was the perfect escape from the negative 30-degree weather we were experiencing in Fairbanks, Alaska. If you’re planning on traveling to Cabo with kids (or even without), you’re in the right place. Read on for tips on where to stay, what to do, and more!
Let me start off by saying that I am so excited to be able to write this post! When I was a first-time mom with my daughter, I wanted more than anything to breastfeed. I knew that it could be difficult so I read the books, researched online, and asked for advice. By the time my daughter was born, I was confident we would be able to share that bond.
With the start of a new year (okay, I may be a little behind), I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on the past year and my blog. I started Littles, Life, & Laughter last May, just two short months before the birth of my son. At the time, I had every intention of building my blogging empire during my maternity leave (ha!). Although I may not be quite where I thought I would by now, I can honestly look back and say that starting my blog was one of the best decisions I have ever made. After a lot of reflection, excitement, frustration, late nights, and lessons learned, I’m sharing 10 things I learned after 8 months of blogging.
When we first moved to Alaska, I was confident about getting through their famously harsh winters. I had grown up in Chicago after all. Lake effect snow, winter vortex, sleet, icy roads, below freezing winds? I had seen it all, or so I thought. Because of this, I gave no thought to following the advice of the hardcore Alaskans, the ones who have lived here for decades in the icy Interior and boy did I pay the price. Now we’re in the midst of our second winter here, with several feet of snow, only a few hours of daylight, and temperatures that dip close to negative 30 degrees. This winter, I have been implementing these tips and tricks with my own family and seen it work firsthand. Whether you live in Alaska or not, take their advice to help your kids beat the winter blues.