The art of ‘slow living’ isn’t just about linen aprons and baking on an old wooden table, covered in flour. It’s finding the beauty in those little moments, it’s finding time to pause, it’s not mentally cleaning up mess whilst you make it. For me, it’s putting life into perspective.
Who says we have to be busy, who says we have to be busy all of the time? Why do we need to be busy? Why can’t we go about our days at our own pace? When did it become ‘lazy’ to do that? Taking a second to breathe in that gorgeous aroma, taking one more look at that beautiful bird dancing in the air or just sitting down for a minute.
This is so exciting. It’s December, and it’s Chriiiistmaaaas!
I’ve really enjoyed looking at gift guides this year so I wanted to share the ideas we have for Arlo’s prezzies. I love the magic of Christmas and that feeling when you find the perfect gift.
December isn’t just about overplayed Christmas movies and carols. There’s more to December than the festivities. There’s bight blue skies on frosty mornings, lights twinkling and freezing toes. There’s short days, hearty meals and log fires.
My baby seems to be growing at the speed of light. Doesn’t time go by so quickly? If only we could stop it, just for a few seconds, to really soak in those amazing moments.
It’s funny, there are occasions when you wish it away, say there’s an upcoming event in the calendar. Yet there are days when you just want it to stop. You want to be held and suspended in midair, in that moment, forever.
Maybe in some alternative universe they have time mapped out, maybe one day we’ll have more control over time too.
Take some time out of whatever you’re doing, grab yourself a coffee and have a read about how we can control the use of our time better.
So I have titled this ‘Top Tips’ because as always, with most things in Motherland, there is endless amounts of advice. I’m going to put together some of the most useful things to remember when travelling with a baby.
On the 25th of October this year we embarked on a trip to New Zealand. We travelled for no less than 30 hours each way. As we made our way to the Southern Hemisphere I made notes to myself of what to remember next time.
Michael, Arlo and I have gone on a few 5+ hour road trips and now with the recent 17 hour flight, a 15 hour flight, two 8 hour flights and a couple of short domestic flights – it’s safe to say we have a fair amount of experience.