I always had it in my mind that we would travel lots while I was on mat-leave. And luckily we were able to go some pretty wicked trips in when we had my son — Florida, Portugal, Iceland, California, and we even managed a road trip to Minnesota before he was a year and a half. And now that we have a second little bundle of joy, we’ve added an all-inclusive trip to our list of travels with littles. So now I feel like I have enough knowledge about what to pack while travelling with an infant and a toddler and have my tried and tested lists that I turn to each time we have a trip coming up.
Baby number two is 6 months old and I feel like it’s taken me this long to finally get into the swing of things. Some might say two under two + freelance design + side hustle Etsy shop + prepping for craft shows + planning events with a mommy group would be enough. But I like to keep things fresh… LOL. So I am VERY excited to announce that I will be hosting a workshop this Spring on how to make a felt succulent garden.
This has been one crazy year so far, and if moving and having another baby aren’t enough, I’ve also been chosen to be a vendor at the annual Etsy Made in Canada show (the Burlington edition). Actually, let’s make it crazier and do the show ONE WEEK before my estimated due date. Yeah, no biggie. 😉
User experience design, or UX, isn’t just a trendy buzzword… it’s essential if you’re looking to create products for people, and isn’t that what every organization aims to do? It’s easy to see when businesses treat UX as afterthought because it leads to products that are not intuitive and services that alienate customers and clients.
After having a baby, there are a lot of things that change, of course, but one of the biggest changes may be in the way you and your partner act (or want to act) as a family. What kind of values do you want to bestow on your offspring? What character values do you hope they embody? Lead by action is a wonderful way to set the right impression no matter the age of your child(ren) but sometimes it can be tough to get everyone on the same page. I think a family “brand” foundation might be just the thing to get the whole family on board.