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Travel with ease

Being a person who struggles to pack a bag for a weekend get-away, now the struggle is real when traveling with baby Edie for summer holidays.

I’ve tried to figure out what’s needed and what’s not and how to make it simple, smart and organized to keep some kind of harmony.

After three destinations this summer and equally many packings and unpackings, I realized that I’m grateful that I have found a few things, in particular, to make life a bit easier.

YoYo Babyzen stroller: Love it. It’s so easy to carry with you and light in weight. Perfect for beach, city, airports and even in the cabin. I started to use this stroller more and more instead of our Bugaboo Fox, even when in town. And it works great at restaurants as it’s so slender.

Travel-seat: Perfect to carry with you wherever you go. Takes no space and simple to attach to any chair and fasten your baby in.

Soft bib: Easy to roll and pack and wash off quickly with water or wipes.

Sakura baby carrier: Simply aesthetically beautiful, nice and comfortable.

Mesh sling: Great on the beach or when you don’t want to bring the big baby carrier and want to have one free hand.

Transpatent zip-bags: From Muji or Granit to organize all small stuff, such as aspirin, baby-care, food or anything you don’t want to lay around in your suitcase or your diaper bag.

Garment cases: If you don’t use these already, you have to buy them. It makes my packing so much easier and keeps all the clothes folded and nice until you arrive at your destination. It’s great for both your own and baby clothes. And bring an extra one for dirty clothes

best in test

The first weeks after giving birth its impossible to control your boobs and their lactation habits! Breastfeeding can be a pain in tha…u know what and it doesn’t really help that your breast are “szpritzing” milk all over the place! So to help with that we have tested and tested (and leaked among crowds) different […]

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Cloth Diapers – Yes or No?

Cloth Diapers or Disposables – No Right or Wrong I have been reluctant to write about cloth diapering because there is no right or wrong to do what feels good for your baby and sanity, but there are a lot of connotations and opinions.  Reasons can vary for why you would choose one over the other.  […]

baby NO2

Hey, Ho here we go-AGAIN! Pregnant with baby no2. I have a girl that’s 4 and in March baby nr 2 is due. And its a boy! So so excited but also very tired. Nothing is as it was the first time around. It’s all completely different. I feel like a train on a neverending track and I […]

Sorry for the silence!

As most of you might have noticed we have been silent for the summer vacation but we are back with a bang! We have spent the time working on some backend maintenance. You don’t see it but we do, so now our website should be up and working perfectly. Welcome back! /The Motherhood team  

Skin Heroes

I’m a true addict to skincare and fragrances. Especially fragrances. Always searching for THE ONE. Here are some of my favorite picks for the moment.

Excuviance Deep Hydration Treatment is a special treatment product that enriches the skin with large amounts of moisturizing ingredients. The gel-like consistensy melts into the skin, and filles up the water reservoars and strenghtens the skins own barrier. Contains moisture binding and moisturizing ingredients that repairs the skins suppleness and neutralizes the negative effects of environmental factors like pollution. Love it!

Dermaceutic Turn Over, a real power player on bathroom shelf! Contains 15% glycolic acid that eliminates cell residues and dead cells from the surface of the skin giving a soft and rejuvenated appearance to the skin. A bought this one just before my wedding, in order to give that extra boost right before the bid day.

Lucent Facial Concentrate is an A vitamin C-rich layering serum that soothes, replenishes and balances skin with its complex blend of anti-oxidant, lightly hydrating and conditioning ingredients.

Portrait of a Lady from Frederic Malle have been described as follows “If a perfume is a portrait of the woman who wears it, here is one that reveals her inherent sophistication; as if, after an evening at the opera, one could still hear music streaming from the folds of her dress”. An exuberant dose of Turkish rose rests on a bed of patchouli heart imbued with sandalwood and frankincense. An accord of clove, blackcurrant and raspberry binds the perfume together for a final movement of symphonic femininity. This one is not for the safe riders, pretty heavy and provocative almost in its extreme fragrance persona, BUT the right evening can be a perfect match for this rich hero.

 

Damn!

You find yourself on a packed bus, the crammed grocery shopping bags are stapled upon the stroller. One kid is pulling your arm screaming for ice cream, the other one should have been breastfeed for more than 20 minutes ago, also screaming. Your feet’s are soaked in snow mud and the coat you’re wearing (that 10 minutes ago where way to thin) all of a sudden feels thick like a sleeping bag, causing sweat floods along the spine. Patience right now: cero. And when a lady bumps into you by accident, the irritation is immediate. At that point. Take a deep breath. That someone is maybe/probably someone’s mother. They, or we, are everywhere. Having a good day. Or a bad one. We need to have each others back. Support and not critic. The judgement is everywhere today. How we race, how we breast feed, or not, how we play, or don’t play, what we read to our kids, or don’t read. If we buy a minute through Babblarna on the iPhone (God forbid) or what we serve for dinner. Everyone is struggling and trying hard, mothers and fathers, doing the best we can at most times. Show love – and don’t judge. And remember – DAMN YOU’RE A GOOD MOTHER!

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