Friday, February 22, 2013

Product Review: The Yepp Mini

The Yepp Mini is a children's bicycle seat. But unlike other bike seats you may have seen around the child is in front of the rider rather than sitting on the back. The seat is attached to the handlebar stem and is made out of the same flexiable yet strong material that Crocs shoes are made out of. The Yepp Mini is suitable for children from 9 months of age and able to sit up by themselves and comes in some pretty cool colours. They also make a heap of accessories for it tho I haven't really seen the need for getting any of them... yet.*

Thursday, February 21, 2013

YouTube: Not just for cute kitties.

In my pocket I have a device that can access all information known to man, and I use it to look at funny pictures of cats.

One of the wonderful things about being alive today is the wealth of information out there available at your fingertips. I mean think about it. There used to be a time where if you didn't know something... you either had to find someone who knew it to teach you or trudge yourself to a library to find a book which would tell you. Valuable minutes if not hours or years might be spent in not knowing that you didn't know something. *oh the humanity*

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Travelling with Baby Tip 3: The Flight

The helplessness, the anxiety, the no-where-to-go. I've never been claustrophobic but I think I can respect people who feel that way when I'm praying that everything goes alright.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Travelling with Baby Tip 2: Packing

Having traveled so often I've gotten pretty good at avoiding underpacking/overpacking problems for myself. When I first moved over to Australia 10 years ago the contents of my suitcase included my hangers, a printer and an iron. I felt pretty silly when I arrived here and realized that these items could be purchased from K-mart for less money than I would have paid to not have to lug all that stuff to and from the airport. So if I'm travelling alone I only really stress about Passport, Tickets and Money. Anything else I forgot can be purchased if necessary.

Travelling with Baby Tip 1: The passport photo

I have had the fortune (or misfortune in some respects) to do a lot of travelling in the last 2 years. Weekly business trips interstate for work all through my pregnancy ending in my 35th week with my blood pressure sky high and bedrest for 4 days (not recommended).

Our first international trip was in November 2011 with a 7-week-old Little Man flying from Melbourne-Sydney-Dallas (yep that's Dallas USA). We didn't exactly plan to travel with a newborn the whole thing happened because earlier in the year, Qantas launched their direct flights to Dallas. And since the In-Laws live in Dallas, we thought we'd take the opportunity to fly there for Thanksgiving. This was about 3 weeks before we found out that we'd be expecting the Little Man to be born in October. This necessitated a bit of a nervous wait for his birth certificate to arrive so we could apply for his passport. Which leads me to my first tip.

Monday, February 4, 2013

1337 Chick n00b Mum

Ok first of all I have to explain the blog name. It's a shortened form of the name I originally thought of using which was "1337 chick n00b mum" but that seemed like a bit of a mouthful. And yet, on most days, this very aptly describes how I feel about myself. Let me explain.....