When we talked about ideas for Halloween costumes this year, Josh and I joked about how with the height difference between us and the kids, how perfect it’d be to dress up as Skeksis/Mystics and Gelflings/Podlings. They’d probably be really cute! But there’s no way we could actually create costumes that elaborate, right?
Now, it’s time for us to share our favorite tips that we’ve learned all about attending the convention itself! Tips on packing, crowds, quiet spots, meeting celebs, swag, and more!
Attending pop culture and fan conventions can be a lot of fun for all ages, but stressful, too. And the granddaddy of them all, San Diego Comic Con, is a special kind of beast that can make even the most confident parent wonder if they should just leave the kiddos at home. One thing is for sure — it is a very different experience than most smaller conventions.
When we decided to take a trip to both Orlando, Florida and New York City, we were pretty excited. After all, this would be the kids’ very first flight that they were old enough to remember! Tickets were booked, hotels were reserved, and I spent many hours researching kid-friendly places in Orlando to spend our days while Josh would be at a work-related conference there. And suddenly it hit us. What were we going to do about car seats?!?
OK, so maybe it wasn’t technically our FIRST. We did fly with Brendan from Florida to California when we adopted him, two weeks after his birth. At the time, I remember stressing so much about things…
Disney’s Live-Action Remake of Dumbo is almost here! To celebrate, we’re having a giveaway!
I’ve written before about how much we loved our Lillebaby Organic Complete baby carrier when our kids were small. It helped us comfortably navigate crazy places like San Diego Comic Con, movie premieres, and theme parks, taking a lot of the stress of keeping a baby calm and happy off our shoulders (literally!). So when we planned a crazy trip to BOTH Orlando and NYC…
With rising costs on everything from tickets to parking to special events at places like Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Sea World, it can sometimes be hard to justify spending that much money for a family. Believe me, we understand…
Fast Food Toys are awfully gender specific. Think back to the last time you ordered a kids meal at a giant fast food chain. Did they ask you, “is the toy for a boy or a girl?” (WHAT DOES IT MATTER?!? My boys like cute little critters AND robots!) News Flash: Toys are gender neutral…until we label them a certain way.
When I (Laci) had a day-long workshop scheduled to be held early in the morning in Santa Monica, I knew that it would be a challenge to make it into the city from our home without encountering hours worth of traffic. Hmm, I thought…what if I just stayed right there the night before, and made it a little “Mama beach getaway?” I roped in a friend who was also headed to the same workshop, and we started searching online for the perfect place for a girl’s night.