As parents of an adorable, busy little toddler, we are always looking for ways to make life a little easier, or make things happen a little faster. Therefore, we have become pretty creative in our home and during our travels. The following are a few things that we have come up with (and a bonus found all over Pinterest), that have been working for us.
We weren’t going to do it.
Even at the most awake of nights. We were not going to have Baby Wagon in bed with us. I just knew I would roll over on her. I knew Cris would roll over on her. It was a decision that we made together before she came, and darn it, we were going to stick to it.
You can laugh now.
We love being parents. Period.
That isn’t, however, to say that every once in a while we don’t want to take a break and be on our own, or go out with our wonderful friends, sans child.
And that’s OK. It doesn’t make me or Cris any less of a parent to say “I need a break for a bit”. Continue reading “It’s Self CARE, Not SelfISH- But That’s OK Too”
Baby Wagon and I found ourselves with a free weekend last week, so we decided to make it a girls … Continue reading DISCOVER Adventure in Santa Ana, Ca
How we coped with the first Big Sickness Continue reading First Real Sickness
One of the most common modifications done to an offroad vehicle is the tires, and like many things in life, modifications on a vehicle have consequences. When our rig rolled off the assembly line it was equipped with a 285/70/r17 AT tire which specs out to 32.7 inches or a small “33”. For a factory tire, it is a pretty respectable size and on a short wheel base vehicle, they can be quite capable, but we don’t have a short wheelbase vehicle. This is one of a number of reasons that we went to a much larger 37×12.5r17 Falken Wildpeak MT01 tire, and that change lead to a lack of sleep. Continue reading “How the Wilco Hitchgate helped me sleep like a baby.”
We have started to play with video a bit and that means we have added a Youtube Channel to go along with the Family Off The Map blog. Though we are learning, and the videos may not be as beautifully executed as the Falken Tire video that we posted about last week, they are pretty decent. Continue reading “Youtube Channel? Yeah, we got that!”