The Weekly Digest

I’m a little late with the links today. I went for a haircut and ended up getting back just in time for school pickup. Then, the kids have Monday off, so we’re going to spend weekend in Lake Tahoe. We did a rushed packing and hit the road! How about you? Any fun plans for the weekend? What are you reading and watching lately? Will you watch the Oscars on Sunday night?

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The Weekly Digest

TGIF! I’ve been working hard to get the the local newspaper I told you about ready for print and they were delivered today! It’s such a relief to actually hold them each month. The next month’s issue is—if all goes according to plan—going to be the first with a new redesign and new website, so there’s a lot to do in the next few weeks. At the same time, Skyler’s Birthday party is tomorrow, so we’ve been gearing up for that. We decided to book a venue and order a cake for this one and then the kids and I just finished painting a banner for something homemade to bring along. She invited her entire kindergarten class and I think it made it really nice for her today: she was able to talk about the party openly and lots of the kids yelled “see you tomorrow” at pick-up. She was in heaven! Her actual birthday is next Wednesday. How is my baby six already?

Will you be watching the game on Sunday? There are pleny of Niners fans around here, as you might imagine. Here are some superbowl themed posts from the archives: Baked Buffalo Wings (just as tasty as fried ones) and game-day prep (aka beer).

Some other links of note… 

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Family Travel: Making Road Trips Fun for Kids

Planning a family road trip for 2020, but not sure how your kids (or you) will survive it? I get it. Especially during those younger years, when they’re trapped in a car seat and crying and you have hundreds of miles to go? Stuff of nightmares, right?

I’ve gotten a lot of questions recently about our New Mexico road trip and I confess, I probably wouldn’t have wanted to log so many hours in the car with a baby. In those cases, you just try to drive when they’re sleeping and, well, I wish you the best! (And no, it’s really not possible to breastfeed them while they’re strapped in. And yes, I’ve tried. In a cab. I don’t recommend it.)

But once they’re able to look out the windows or ask for what they want, there are ways to make the time more enjoyable. Having “survived” (read: mostly loved, sometimes tolerated) quite a few road trips with my own family, I thought I’d share my tips and tricks for keeping everyone happy. And please share yours with me in the comments below, new ideas are always (needed) welcomed.

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