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Ever since my daughter turned 1, we’ve taken an annual trip to Indonesia to visit my family. Next week, she’ll be going on her 7th transatlantic flight (our 4th one with just the two of us) and her 7th transit in Singapore’s Changi Airport, arguably the most complete and entertaining airport in the world. The …
Every year, Disney World releases a variety of Special Offers for reservations made through their website or phone. One of the best offers by far is the annual Free Disney Dining Plan, especially for families who plan to visit the table service or character dining restaurants when they head to Disney World. Free Disney Dining Plan is …
Oh, so you NEVER let your 3 or 4 year old watch any TV ever? Ever EVER? You’re either part of the .00001% of rare breeds of superhuman that make for perfect parents OR … your pants are on fire. If your kid’s anything like mine, her first question EVERY single morning is, “So where are we …
I initially started this blog as a way to share some of my personal experiences as a budget-conscious Mom with one foot in the San Francisco Bay Area and another in Indonesia. Also, arms that are frantically trying to juggle between keeping my then-2-year-old from using the bookshelf as a ladder and cooking the eighth meal of the day while running a local parents’ meetup group. Oh, and planning our next getaway trip for as steep a discount as possible. You know, to stay sane and all. Because travel IS my drug of choice. It is also the one pre-mommyhood vice I refuse to compromise on.
Speaking of life pre-mommyhood, I never thought anyone could go from being a total self-serving pleasure-seeker to a natural deodorant wearing advocate for extended breastfeeding, attachment parenting, and sleeping in the same room with my 4 year old in a matter of weeks. Yep, I traded in my monthly trips to Vegas for toddler tap dance and trips to Disney.
It’s not always easy. Being a parent makes you regularly question everything in the few moments you have to make a decision. Sometimes these decisions don’t go as well as planned. Sometimes, you give up so much of who you were before you had to plan your day around these beautiful little people that you wonder who you are all over again.
And then you remember there’s one part of you that’s certain; you’re Mom. or Mama. Or sometimes, MAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMA.
And even on the most challenging of days, I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.