Flying with kids, my experience from SeaTac airport

The following is a guest post. All opinions and experiences are those of the author.

My first job was quite exciting as a regional director of sales, I would fly in and out of the country frequently. I was either alone or with members of the sales team; at least there was no one who required extra attention. Fast forward to my current life as a mother of kids whose greatest hobby is driving me up the wall. Well, how else would you call yelling for no apparent reason, picking fights with each other especially in public and pretending to forget instructions only when it is convenient for them?

There is no better feeling than the freedom of having carryon luggage at the airport, changing sitting positions at the airport terminal and having your entire flight time, organize so that you even have time to catch a nap.

We flew together as a family last Christmas and I can tell you, kids on planes are a real piece of work. You better have an extra pair of adult hands if you are hoping on arriving sane. I think I did pretty well on that flight and that is the reason I feel I can teach other parents a thing or two about flying with kids. I will try to narrate the experience step by step so that it is easy to apply.

Before getting to the airport

There is no way around this one; you have to start preparing the children early. Even if everybody knew in advance that the whole family would be travelling, lateness still has a way of creeping up on you. It is best to leave an extra hour to cater for time wasted. Depending on the time of travel, organize homemade snacks for the kids instead of actual food. This will not only save you preparation time, but it will also save on eating time.

I had kind of shared some preparation duties with my husband but things changed on the actual day. Not only did he not help me at all, but he also went to his place of work to take care of last minute business leaving me to myself. The only thing that saved me from a nervous breakdown was being ahead of the schedule.

I also realized that I saved so much time having done the packing before. Packing for 4 is no mean feat and there is no shortcut for doing it well while in a hurry. As far as parking is concerned, I used 2 suitcases to cut down on luggage. I just figured that there would be no easy way of dragging around 4 suitcases around the airport.

When it comes to travelling to the airport, I had an easy time because I used SeaTac airport parking through the Parkos platform. This platform allows me to drive to the airport in comfort with the assurance that I will find suitable airport parking garage for my vehicle the entire time I will be away. Some people advocate for hired rides when travelling to the airport but I disagree. I consider the inconvenience of having to pay bus fare for each member of my entourage, the inconvenience of dealing with children in an unfamiliar territory and dealing with moving your luggage from where the bus leaves you to the terminal. You will particularly love Parkos Seattle Tacoma airport parking if you are the forgetful type; I have left my travel document many times but with a car and knowledge of shortcuts, all I need to do not to miss a flight is to turn back.
(more…)

The Action of Belotero Injectable Drugs

The following is a guest post. All opinions are those of the author.

Everybody knows that natural means are the most effective and safest for human health. However, herbs and natural creams sometimes are helpless. Especially, when it comes to deep old wrinkles, sagging skin or pronounced signs of ageing. The most effective way of fighting such problems is contour plastics. It’s an innovative solution allowing doctors rapidly and efficiently get rid of dermal imperfections. This procedure of correction consists of several injections to get rid of skin lines, correct contours or increase lips’ fullness. The main advantage of modern injectables is their ability to stimulate natural rejuvenating processes like the creation of hyaluronic acid or skin elastin. There are many companies producing quality cosmetic products and medical devices for aesthetic medical procedures. Merz Aesthetics is one of them. Merz is a Belotero manufacturer — one of the most popular and highly demanded HA-based fillers in the aesthetic industry market. 

What Is Belotero & How Does It Work? 

Belotero is a monophasic filler, which is produced using the coherent semi-densified matrix technology. There are two main Belotero active substances — sodium hyaluronate and phosphate buffer. 

With intradermal administration, sodium hyaluronate causes the development of subcutaneous microfibers and the formation of a subcutaneous vector scaffold, which increases skin elasticity and provides a lifting effect. Moreover, the action of the dermal filler is not restricted only by volumization. Since the substance is natural, the body absorbs it in a while. This process is called biodegradation. During this period, hyaluronic acid molecules penetrate even deeper into the dermis and activate the synthesis of collagen and elastin, which has a beneficial effect on the processes of natural skin rejuvenation.  
(more…)

Choose The Best Travel Mug For Different Beverages

The following is a guest post. The opinions are those of the author. This is his post, written in his vernacular and with his spelling choices.

 

If you want to choose the travel mug which will serve for the years which keeps your favourite beverages warm. Whenever you buy the mug, it is very important to make sure that it very effectively minimizes the temperature change. The high quality mug really matters when it comes for selecting the best insulated travel mug. Nobody wants such travel mug which gets leak so it is very important to have the sealed lid so that it can be comfortably used.

If you looking for a high quality travel mug, then you can really select among zojirushi  vs contingo. Whenever you have to travel, definitely you will look for some reliable travel mug which has a leak proof cover that will help to maintain the beverage temperature. While choosing the travel mug, it is also very important for you to check for the size, design and weight of the mug so that there will be no issues when you will carry the mug.  The advantage of the high quality travel mug is that it has non- stick interior and a disassemble stopper which ensure you the hassle free mug maintenance. There is also a lid lock which helps in preventing the accidental opening of the lid of travel mug which guarantees that the liquids will not spit out.
(more…)

The very best Golf Breaks choose by Golf Holidays Direct

 

The following is a guest post. All opinions are those of the author.

The best way to book a Golf Holiday with Golf Holidays Direct. The right place to travel on your golf break is always easier when booking with specialists. Here at Golf Holidays Direct we will help you every step of the way to find the very best value golf breaks for your group. Book with Confidence as Golf Holidays Direct are ATOL protected golf travel experts. 

Below are the very best 7 golf breaks in Spain for you to book your next golf holiday.

Westin La Quinta

Golf holidays to Spain are a perfect getaway for a short distance flight to find some golf in the sun. The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort is a 5* hotel that is set on the 27-hole La Quinta Golf and Country Club, this luxury golf and spa resort is 7 km from the beach and marina at Puerto Banus. 

Featuring terracotta floors, handcrafted furniture, and terraces with golf course or pool views, the posh rooms and suites offer 24/7 room service, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Family rooms provide freebies to kids, and suites and upgraded rooms add sitting areas.

Classes are available at the golf academy (fee)There are 3 Mediterranean and Japanese restaurants on site along with 2 bars, plus 3 outdoor pools, a kids’ club and free parking. 

If you are travelling to La Quinta for your golf holidays and are looking to incorporate other local golf courses, then Golf Holidays Direct are certainly able to offer packages. We work with other golf courses in the area such as Marbella Golf & Country Club, Los Naranjos, Cabopino, Santa Clara, Los Arqueros, Atalaya old & new, plus many, many more. We are certain that we can package up your perfect golf holiday to Marbella.
(more…)

Are You An Overprotective Parent? 4 Ways To Let Go And Let Your Child Grow

Good parents want to be involved in their children’s lives, but for years educators and psychologists have been asking the question: How much parental involvement is too much? When does trying to help your children in school, sports, and myriad other ways go too far, hurt their development, and become over-protective?
The explosive college admissions scandal seemed to answer that question. Television actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced to jail for paying $15,000 to influence the boosting of her daughter’s SAT score. Fourteen other parents in the probe have also pleaded guilty.
While most parents don’t cross that legal line, early education expert Christine Kyriakakos Martin says too much parental involvement can be harmful in a variety of ways, sometimes leading to children becoming ill-prepared for the challenges of adulthood.
“The consequences of being an overprotective parent is that your child will lack self-confidence to make decisions and take risks,” says Martin (www.youvegotthisparenting.com), author of You’ve Got This! Keys To Effective Parenting For The Early Years. “They’ll lack the coping skills to get up when they fall down from a bad experience and try again.”
Martin offers four ways for parents to stop being overprotective and promote more strength and independence in their children:
Stop teaching fear. While there are non-negotiables when it comes to teaching your child safety — for example: wearing a helmet when biking, no talking to strangers, no texting when driving — Martin says sometimes parents overprotect when they create too many boundaries, which in turn may teach children to live fearfully. “When you don’t allow them to play outside much, you’re impeding their freedom,” Martin says. “Play develops the imagination and self-confidence. Overprotective parents don’t want their children to fall down, and getting back up and brushing themselves off is a necessary component for healthy growth and development.”

(more…)

5 Things Foster Parents Should Know About Navigating The Court System

The important role foster parents have in a child’s life expands significantly when they go to court.
To make decisions in a child’s best interest, judges need good information, and foster parents ideally can provide that. Thus, foster parents having a complete understanding of how to participate in court goes a long way toward ensuring a safe, loving home for the child.
Here is a priority list foster parents should know in advance of a court appearance.
  • Be prepared. Foster parents are the voice for the child and must do everything they can to ensure that the child is heard in court. Do not come to court unprepared. The more information you bring, the better.
The judge largely depends on the foster parents’ testimony to decide what’s in the child’s best interest. The idea is to have enough information so you can answer the judge’s questions in a clear and beneficial way. To prevent being overwhelmed with documents days before court or scrambling for information, the best way to prepare is to begin keeping a journal well in advance. Taking notes about what happens in your foster child’s life creates an organized record, showing progress, behavior patterns and how they express themselves in different situations. Include school records and doctor’s appointments as well as notes about interactions between the child and their birth parents. Include highpoints, lowpoints, and milestones in the child’s development while in your care.
  • Know your rights as a foster parent. Foster parents should receive notices of all hearings. If you are not getting them, contact your social worker and/or a juvenile department clerk.
Foster parents also have a legal right to attend review hearings, usually held every six months, until the foster child receives permanency or the case is closed. They also have a right to attend permanency hearings and post-termination of parental rights (TPR) hearings. Permanency hearings have to be held before a child reaches one year in foster care, then every six months. Post-TPR hearings are held every six months until the child is in a permanent home.

(more…)

How to Choose Children’s Clothing

Today we have Emma to write a guest post for us. Emma is the CEO at Kimi Dog, the wholesale children’s clothing company. She knows everything about children’s clothing.

Hi, I’m Emma Today I’m going to talk about how to choose children’s clothing.

When you have a baby, it seems that your baby is the most important thing in your life. You need to feed your baby, change your baby’s diapers, and your baby doesn’t seem to have a break for 24 hours. For many years to come, your child may be the most important thing in your life. Also, you need to buy a lot of things for your child. One of them is children’s clothing.

Your children’s clothes are different from your own, so you need to know how to choose clothes for your children.

You’ll know how to choose and how to save money on children’s clothing after reading this article. 

Let’s get started!

Comfort is the most important

For Kids, comfort is the priority. Your children will look great in slim shirts, but they also suffer from stiff collars. When choosing clothes for your children, choose loose casual clothes or activewear. These clothes not only comfortable but also meet the needs of children’s activities. Leggings are also a good choice for girls. They are tight but comfortable. 

What fabric should you choose

Choosing the right fabrics is not only about comfort but also about durability. Most kids love activities or sports. So think about what fabrics to choose for them to wear during activities and games. Parents all like natural fabrics, there is no problem with it. However, I wouldn’t say the synthetic fabric is a bad choice. What natural fabrics are suitable for children’s clothing? Cotton, linen, wool, and so on. These fabrics are natural and comfortable. If you want something more natural, you can go organic, but it’s also more expensive. Sometimes, though, synthetic fabrics are a good choice. Synthetic fabrics have many advantages that natural materials don’t have. So for some clothes such as hardshell jackets and jerseys, synthetic fabrics must be the better choice. Blended fabrics are also something you need to know. They are the best of both worlds. For example, Cotton/Polyester blends. With the breathability of cotton and the durability of polyester. And because of polyester is blended, it’s cheaper. In short, choose different fabrics for different purposes.
(more…)

Best Tips for Feeding Your Baby

 

The following is a guest post. The opinions are those of the author and do not  represent those of this website.

 

If you are here today, the chances are that this is the first time that you are dealing with a newborn. Or in simpler words, you are just about to become a parent for the first time and you are confused about particular things like feeding the baby, etc. Well, if that’s the case and if you really are worried then first we’ll ask you to stop panicking and stay easy and calm. Yes, you read that right! You don’t have to panic at all because it’s not that difficult. After all, everyone becomes a parent sooner or later in his life, so think about it? If it was that difficult, would everyone have babies? 

 

Now, coming back to the topic of today, if you want to know how to feed your baby or if you are looking for some tips to feed a newborn then you are at the right place, reading the right article. Today we are going to jot down some of the best tips and suggestions from the pro moms who have been excellent when it comes to dealing with a newborn. 

 

1- Stick With Breast Milk 

You don’t use any fluids other than breast milk or infant formula when it comes to newborns. Especially if you want your baby to be healthy and strong, then the wiser thing to do is to stick with breast milk. A lot of mothers out there use infant formulas to feed their babies which isn’t wrong, but if you have the breast milk and if there’s no problem with it then this should be your first priority. Infant formulas don’t have the nutrition and vitamins etc that your little one needs and this is something every doctor will tell you too. 
(more…)