My daughter started 2nd grade last week. It's amazing how fast time has gone by. My daughter is 7 going on 14 - or that's what it seems most days. She loves her Kindle, her iPad, and now she carries around an old smart phone of mine. I haven't given her a cell plan; she asks quite frequently but 7 seems too young. Did you know most kids get their first phone between the ages of 8-12? This fall she'll be turning 8 and I won't be surprised if she asks for a smart phone of her own. We've been … [Read more...]
How To Keep Your Home Safe While You Travel
When you set out this year for your family vacation, knowing how to keep your home safe while you travel is important. Nobody wants to worry about the safety of their belongings while they are on the road, nor do they want to come home to damage or loss of property. There are some great basic tips to keeping your home safe while you travel whether for a day or a month. How To Keep Your Home Safe While You Travel Install an alarm. If you don't already have an alarm installed in your home, you … [Read more...]
Our Pool is Open and My Toddler Can Swim!
This post brought to you by Stearns Puddle Jumpers®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Long Wait For Isabella. Our community pool opens every year on Memorial Day weekend. The kids cannot wait to go swimming. Our weather wasn't that great Memorial Day weekend, so this past week, when the pool opened at 3:30 pm, our kids enjoyed 70 degree weather in a very warm pool. It was absolutely wonderful. My son, who is almost three, loves the pool and is a natural. He's like a … [Read more...]
Car Seat Safety Tips
When I had my first child, I was overwhelmed. There is just so much to learn, isn't there? One thing, that I didn't know enough about was car seat safety. I didn't know how long to keep my baby rear-facing, I didn't know the height and weight requirements for upgrading seats. I had to look up all the information online and it was still quite over whelming. Add to that, car seat rules and regulations seem to change frequently. I felt in over my head as a new mom. Are you feeling overwhelmed … [Read more...]
I don’t print pictures, I share them. Digital safety is important.
How was your summer? We had such a great summer. I have hundreds of pictures on my external hard drive and of course on the blog and my social media channels to prove it. But I don't print pictures out anymore, I share them. Which means digital safety is important. Do you print you photos still? We went camping in June, to Welk Resort San Diego in July, the Oregon coast in August, and in a little over a week we'll spend 9 days in Hawaii. We have such great travel experiences. I am so … [Read more...]
Ensure Your Family’s Safety with a Home Security System
You have done everything possible to ensure that your children are happy and healthy. You’ve made sure that they have the proper nutrition and exercise, that they get enough sleep, and that they have learned to foster healthy habits. Now that you have devoted so much to their health, it’s time to also think about their safety and the safety of your home. Even if you live in a tight knit and overall safe neighborhood where you know all of your neighbors, it can’t hurt to take security measures … [Read more...]
Recipe For Easy Car Travel
We are taking a road trip with our kids this month. We will be driving to Northern California. Obviously since we travel for my husband's work, we should be pros at this road trip thing. But it is still difficult with two young kids. I am excited to have a guest post today from Sarah Tilton. She will be sharing a fun recipe! Recipe for Easy Car Travel Here are 9 essential ingredients for a successful car ride: 1-2 convertible car seats and/or booster seats (depending on number of … [Read more...]