HAUTE MOMMY HOW-TO: ROAD TRIP WITH YOUR KIDS LIKE A BOSS

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HAUTE MOMMY HOW-TO: AIR TRAVEL WITH YOUR TODDLER AND PRESCHOOLER—INTERNATIONAL VERSION

air travel-toddler-preschoolerOops, we did it again.

We flew with the kids.

But it’s cool.

I was totally zen about it this time around, even though this time we would be flying overseas on a 20-hour flight. Yes, 2-0 hours. I first wrote on this topic in a previous post, Haute Mommy How-To: Air Travel With Your Infant and Toddler. When we traveled to India for a family wedding a few weeks ago, I discovered a few more tips for surviving air travel with my (now) toddler and preschooler. Some tips are carry-overs from the previous post—they are THAT important.

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haute mommy how-to: nursing in public

nursing in public

Yay! I completed one year of nursing my younger daughter Peanut.

What a ride it’s been. It’s hard to believe the places that I have nursed both of my daughters, places I never thought I would find myself in—bathroom stalls, flights, airport floors, car backseats, friends’ homes—but realized later it came down to just feeding my children.

I wish someone had told me all this before, so I could have planned better. Well it was, um, interesting, and I learned a lot on my own in the meantime.

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Here are some suggestions for places to nurse, when you have no other option:

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haute mommy how-to: get your child to sleep fast

get your child to sleep fastPutting a child down for a nap can be a frustrating process.

Recently, I’ve had to trust Pumpkin to self-soothe so that I could spend that time attending to Peanut’s feedings and naptimes. For the most part, she is able to fall asleep by herself, but there are those nights when she just wants to stay up and party.

Good thing I discovered white noise, quite by accident.

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