Last month Shannon and I drove to Portland with our kiddos. It felt quite adventurous to settle into our rental house without our partners to help! Good thing we had each other …
… and screens and snacks. Ah, just like home!
The kids loved playing together and sharing toys upon toys.
Solo parenting was not as hard as I'd feared, since we had other people around.
Of course, we went on plenty of excursions into the city and met with friends — none of whom I have asked permission from to display their photos, so I'm not — but, trust me, we met with a lot of lovely people and their sweet kidlets! It was a kidstravaganza. We even got a moms' night out through the help of a partner and two nannies.
Look: siblings playing together calmly with one tray of flubber!
OMSI was a lot of fun, and Shannon and I appreciated
this Transparent Lady from 1958.
Even though the 1950s had a sharp decline in breastfeeding rates,
this exhibit still matter-of-factly names the function of these parts.
Happy kids, good trip!
I've got my best tips for a successful road trip here
if you want some advice for traveling with little kids!
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You'll also love the charming photos of Expressions over at Natural Parents Network. My boys make a classy appearance.
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