Summer Vacation with a Toddler – In High Definition ! (Part 1)

Looking for Trouble – Plan a Summer Vacation with a Toddler

Are you devoid of drama in your life? Are you looking for some colour, action and adrenaline to turbo charge your dull existence. Well, I have the perfect solution for you! GO ON A SUMMER VACATION WITH A TODDLER. Ha ha ha ha. Now, now don’t get me wrong. I am not being perverse. Just being honest or rather speaking from the heart. A summer vacation with a toddler is a 3D action thriller. It has its incredible twists and turns and is guaranteed to keep you on the edge. It’s the real deal and all in high-definition 🙂 And don’t we love HD !

Speaking of high-definition, I realized that I haven’t ever done a photo post on this blog. I guess now is the perfect time to share some of my favourite moments with Miraaya on our Summer Vacation to Portugal. We visited Lisbon and Algarve during this trip a couple of weeks ago and it feels like I went to the moon and back 🙂 Some accomplishment huh ! Well, when you have to deal with toddler mood swings, ears popping on an aircraft, irate outbursts and meltdowns then it does seem daunting. I can now write at length about the Ten Commandments of Vacation according to a Toddler. But lets leave that for another post.

For now, I would like you to enjoy these pictures of mother and daughter soaking in the sun and sights of Portugal. I suspect that some of you will find these adorable but don’t be fooled! Miraaya is a menace. She is NEVER upto any good. These pics only reveal half the truth. Our baby monster was in full form. She did it all from chasing down pigeons in Lisbon to eating sand in the beaches of Carvoeiro to chomping on my hair in the streets of Alfama. Yeah she had a blast. That is what made it worth it ! So here is the first of a three-part series of photo posts of our vacation pics with Miraaya. Continue reading

Blog Turns One – Happy Birthday Mommyreflects

Blog Turns One !

Happy Birthday Mommyreflects !

Whoa, its been a year already! This blog turns one. Unbelievable! Time flies and how. A year ago, I had no clue that what started as a rant of a new mother about bumps, birth, babies and being a mom would soon become an obsession. A good obsession but also a slightly manic one;) At first, I wasn’t quite sure what I would write about or how I would want to develop my blog. I just went with the flow and boy did I learn to swim along the way. I haven’t been hooked to anything like this since I drank my first glass of wine(sic!)! So you wanna blog? Well, Do It. Do it now! Do not put it off. Start writing. Start blogging. Start posting. Make a start. It is worth it.

1 year of blogging – Been an awesome ride so far.A big thank you to my 118 subscribers and a high five to my 294 followers on mommyreflects facebook page. You guys make this all worth it. It has been great engaging with you and I hope to keep you engrossed in the year to come with my reflections, rants and rambles. Here is a look at some highlights of the year gone by… Continue reading