I had a meticulously organized diaper bag whenever we left the house. I packed everything we’d need in case we ended up stranded in Alaska or Florida for 2 days… and then some! Eventually I learned to just keep a diaper bag or small tote in my car with extra outfits, diapers, wipes and all the necessities. That way it’s always with us in emergencies and I don’t have to lug it in and out of the car.
I have a purse that goes in places with me and the bigger bag in the car. I swear if I only leave the house with the purse I need all the things in the big bag. But if it is at least in walking distance I usually just need wipes and diapers.
This is my first and I have gotten wit a few comments about being brave enough to go out in public with such a small bag. I’ve learned to keep an extra bag of diapers, diaper rash creams and baby wipes plus extra clothes for the older kids in the car. It keeps my diaper bag from getting crazily over stuffed and I ditch the purse and stick my wallet in my diaper bag.
But seriously. How else can anyone grocery shop unless baby is in a carrier and they gave a small bag?? The car seat and diaper bag take up the whole cart!
When I do a quick trip run to a store I throw a diaper, wipes, my wallet and lotion into a small Vera Bradley cross body bag so I don’t have to carry my back pack diaper bag. 1 kid, and I try to make it as light and easy as possible. Unless it’s an all day trip, we skip the spare clothes & crazy amount of diapers.
We avid readers are so lucky.I can’t imagine being without my books both new and old.My list of children’s booksis almost endless and to choose THE top one too hard.I have a little grandniece whose mother says is me reincarnated as she steals away with a book and can’t be found.She has introduced me to the latest children’s series so you are never too old to enjoy a new adventure!
My son is autistic and not yet able to read. It breaks my heart to see him struggle to memorize words that 4 and 5 year olds can read. I’ve read a book a day almost every day since 7th grade and imagined all the books we would share together like my family did with me. He will be 13 soon and Can only process books on a kindergarten or first grade level. Please, if your kids can read inspire them to read with you, without you, past their bed times and books you may not agree with. Share quotes, read books that they recommend and discuss them, give books as gifts instead of cards and inscribe them. Leave slips of paper with words of love and encouragement for them to find in every book you can. Give them what my son may never have
every single child loves to read. It’s the support,motivation and time from parents these children are needed to bring out the best in them . My son loves reading, we read to him every single day since he was a baby, he just love reading. Very proud of him
A microwave is literally just a more powerful oven. Can people please pay attention in Physics and bring this stigma that we are “nuking” our food when we use microwaves. Eating microwave food is about as dangerous radiation wise as letting sun light touch you.
I didn’t say anything about nutrients or calories (I imagine that’s energy). I was referring to the idea that food is irradiated or made unhealthy by microwaving specifically vs using ovens and other devices. Yes, food does lose nutritional value when microwaved just like how food loses nutritional value when anything is done to it that isn’t literally putting nutrients in it.
The main point I was trying to get across is that microwaves don’t use radiation the way you are thinking. Microwaves use well, microwaves which are a specific frequency of electromagnetic energy. Unlike the kind of energy given off from say radioactive particles, known as nuclear energy, microwaves do not leave behind residual radiation or anything like that.
It’s a burst of heat and then it’s done. Yes, if you stick your hand in a microwave while it’s being used you probably will be irradiated and develop cancer, just like you would standing under an X ray for too long or now, as I used as an example, extreme prolonged sunlight can do. Eating food that has been microwaved is absolutely safe though and is not “nuked”