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Traveling, Parenthood & #LittleVictories Plus a Chance To Win a Babymoon!

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Becoming a parent is filled with challenges but with those come many little victories. I’ve always believed that you can look at life two ways, either with your glass half full or half empty. As a family, we’ve always chosen the first option. A daily little victory is getting the older kids fed, packed up and out the door on time for school, while another is finishing my work while tending to my son’s daily demands. There are plenty of shining little victories throughout the day, you just have to look for them.

As I write this, I can hear the wind blowing through the crack of my husband’s window as he drives us home from a 3 day trip to Quebec. My son is singing in the background, my youngest daughter is giggling hysterically and my eldest is playing house with her dolls. I like to call it “beautiful chaos”. Every trip is met with it’s share of little victories. For example, during this particular road trip I,

  1. Didn’t forget anything.
  2. Managed to exercise in the morning while the kids slept.
  3. Let the bedtime rules slide (and was okay with it).
  4. Researched our dining options and organized them all beforehand making the entire process painless and incredibly tasty for the entire family.

 

We’ve been traveling with our children since they were tiny. My son was only a week old when I took him on his first flight and it’s been non-stop ever since. One of my personal little victories was getting over my own fear of traveling with a newborn, however I believe that a big reason for my success was due to my choice of breastfeeding my son. Breastfeeding is the main thing that simplifies traveling for moms with small babies and actually helps with preventing and easing ear pain during take-off.

It’s important that you know your rights. There have been a couple of incidents where mothers have been harassed for breastfeeding, so it’s important to know your rights. In Canada, you’re protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Human Rights Act to breastfeed anywhere at anytime. Ontario and British Columbia are two provinces who have specifically detailed the rights of mothers who choose to breastfeed their children. In the United States you’re protected by the United States Constitution.

Fascinating statistics don’t you think? It doesn’t have to be that way, which is why I’m so proud to be joining Bravado Designs and some incredible smart women for the #LittleVictories Campaign an incredible initiative that launches today!

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Tonight join myself and Bravado Designs at 8 p.m. EST for a Twitter party where we’ll be talking about our very own Little Victories while giving away 4 nursing wardrobes: 2 Bravado Essential Embrace Nursing bras and Medela Accessory Starter Sets and 2 x Body Silk Seamless bras paired with the Medela Accessory Starter Set. 

No RSVP is required, all you have to do is follow the hashtag #LittleVictories!and chime in!

The fun doesn’t end with tonight’s Twitter Party! For the next four weeks, Bravado will be giving away four prizes consisting of a Bravado Designs Nursing Wardrobe (1 x Essential Embrace, 1 x Body Silk Seamless, 1 x Essential Nursing Tank, 1 x Bliss with Lace and 1 Medela Freestyle Pump and Accessory Starter Set (you can view my full review of this pump here on Child Mode).

On the last week (April 20th) Bravado will draw the winner for an INCREDIBLE Grand Prize Babymoon to New York City! The prize includes a trip to NYC for W Hotels “Best of the Bump” Babymoon, guest pass to Big City Moms NYC Biggest Baby Shower, 1  Bravado Nursing Wardrobe (see above) and 1 Medela Freestyle Pump and Accessory Starter Set.  To enter and find out more, visit bravadodesigns.com/littlevictories/.

I hope you’ll join us!

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign through Bravado. All thoughts and opinions are my own as always.

 

A mom to two girls and a baby boy, a writer and the publisher of Child Mode. As a lover of style and fashion, Nadia found her ‘niche’ and love of children’s clothing while searching for quality items for her family.

   

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  1. Lisa-The Domestic Life Stylist

    March 27, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    This topic is near and dear to my heart was well. Nursing has been my saving grace while traveling also. My daughter went on her first plane ride at 4 months and many adults joke that she has more stamps in her passport than they do. Wow, I am in awe at traveling with a 1 week old. Our new addition is 8 months and in a few days we will be on our a way to a new travel adventure. I am not even a bit concerned about his behavior on the plane because I know what he will be doing during take-off and landing. :-)

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