Because my family moves quite often I’ve been able to call many different places “home.” Though this can be exciting, it can also be overwhelming. Moving and having a new hometown is starting over. It can be scary and isolating and leave you feeling like you wish you had never moved. To avoid this feeling, [...]
A family holiday is perhaps an ambitious feat, especially when it’s your first time. There’s a whole new level of preparation to undertake, as well as potential for stress and conflict between you all. Don’t let it be that way. Ensure you’ve got these 5 must-haves for a family holiday in order to make it [...]
In August Andrew and I flew home from Texas to New York to visit family. I was a little nervous about how it would go both because it was his first time flying and because it was my first flight looking after a tiny human. Surprisingly, the flights we took to get home went extremely [...]
What’s in a diaper bag? Never once, before having Andrew, did I think about this. Even when I was a nanny, I just kind of threw things into a bag, or it was already packed for me, and we were ready to go. This time I found myself researching Google and Pinterest trying to find out EXACTLY what I needed to put in my diaper bag.
I’m a big advocate for self care. I think it’s essential for being your best self and staying physically and mentally healthy. In case you don’t know what self- care is, PsychCentral says it’s “any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.” They go on to say “Good self-care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety. It’s also key to a good relationship with oneself and others.” Self care is something that refuels us. It should be something we enjoy doing and get pleasure from.
If you follow me on social media (and you definitely should), or you’ve just noticed a change in the website content, then you know that I have added a new travel companion to the A Wandering Scribbler team. This companion isn’t going to be doing too much work around here, but he sure will be a cute addition to my photos and will inspire much of what I write about.
By now, you know that Wichita Falls, TX is my new hometown. Because we'll be here for a few years, because our child will be born here, and because I just want to start "traveling locally" more, I've been spending a lot of time wandering around our town. I've been practicing my photography and because [...]
It would seem that we’re Texas residents now. I can’t believe we’ve been here almost a year already. We've managed to do a good amount of things in our new state but we have so many left. We have crossed off a few major list items while living in Texas: buying our first home, and [...]
Take a look at the list I’ve put together of things I’ve done here, and a few I have yet to do (but have heard many times they are a must). For more up-to-date info on events in town, check out Choose Wichita Falls, a great resource for finding things to do and keeping yourself from being bored.
Travel apps are a great way to ease the stresses of travel. I've chosen a few of my favorites that I love to use while I'm on the road, and sometimes at home to make life easier. Most of these are free, so they're easy on your wallet. If you're like me and you're attached to your phone, you probably have your own favorite apps. You've probably heard of a few of these, but hopefully I can give you a few new ones to add to your ever over-full iCloud storage.