Fun Winter Activities To Do With Kids

Fun Winter Activities To Do With Kids

As we head deeper into the winter, I find myself wanting to plan out our week so that we don’t just get stuck hanging around the house. Not that there is anything wrong with that… at all! In fact, I think that Milo and I both savor our time at home where we can play independently (him), relax (me), and snuggle (me and him).

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Milo’s Favorite Things

Milo’s Favorite Things

Favorite Toddler Toys - Wishful NalsNow that Milo is 19 months old (what?!), he has pretty strong preferences when it comes to food, activities, books, and how he likes to spend his time. Toddlerhood can be a tricky time to navigate, but I have found that two things have really helped.

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An Epic Road Trip

An Epic Road Trip

An Epic Road Trip - Road Trip with a Toddler - Wishful Nals

I’ve been looking forward to our trip to Charleston for weeks as it’s been so freezing in Boston. In fact, the city has set all sorts of records this winter for the longest stretch of cold days. The day that we were supposed to fly down to Charleston, the city was hit with a huge snow storm. The south isn’t used to snow and the city totally shut down. We called JetBlue but knew that our chances of flying out the following day were slim since a huge winter storm was slated to hit the Northeast. We were hoping that JetBlue could at least get us out of Boston and then we could route ourselves to Charleston.

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Scenes of Paris

Scenes of Paris

Paris is always on my mind. We are in the process of planning a winter trip to Europe, including a few days in Paris.

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Our Trip to Tulum

Our Trip to Tulum

Tulum with a Toddler

We just returned from a family trip to Tulum. If you follow me on Instagram, you likely caught lots of our adventure on IG Stories and photos. A few years ago, we started taking an annual family trip with Matt’s siblings and this year we decided on Tulum (the first year we went to Costa Rica, and last year we went to Charleston).

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Slowing Down & Finding Creativity Again

Slowing Down & Finding Creativity Again

It’s funny how moments string together, and before you realize it one moment has turned into one year. It’s been many moments (and in this case, many years) since my pen took to paper and flushed out how I really feel.

For the past while, I’ve been wanting to turn down the dial on a lot of my feelings because there is so much sadness in the world. Between politics, bad things happening to friends and family, and dealing with the challenges of motherhood, I’ve found myself without much energy left to deal with my own thoughts… especially if those thoughts make me think about things more deeply.

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