Molly DeWitt

My name is Molly DeWitt and I’m a 30-something first-time mom navigating the joys and pitfalls of parenthood, working full-time, and living life as a military spouse. A California girl at heart, I will always call the golden state my home but I have learned to appreciate the “finer” things about life in the south including sweet tea, the courtesies of “Sir” and “Ma’am” and rainy summer nights.I met my husband, a Marine, while living in California. Ten years later here we are in North Carolina, by way of Virginia.I graduated from UNCW with my BA professional writing in 2008 and put that to good use for several years as a reporter for The Daily News here in Jacksonville. Following my departure from the newspaper I began work as an Early Head Start Home Visitor with the Onslow County Partnership for Children. I love what I do and am gratified daily as I work to help local families achieve their goals and raise healthy, happy children who are ready to succeed in life. In June 2011 my husband and I welcomed our first child, Emmett. He keeps us on our toes and provides us endless laughter and joy. Welcome to my world; I look forward to stretching my writing muscles and sharing the highs, lows, and all things ridiculous that happen in between.


Travel Bug: Continued

This weekend we went on our first trip in over a month.  A weekend in Raleigh was on the books and we were excited to see our family and test the waters of travel once more with our little Travel Bug.

Our last excursion ended on a not so positive note with the Bug just embarking on her 9th month and 4th tooth. (See my last Travel Bug post for a peek at that experience)  Our trip was cut short by a fussy and sleepless baby and a more than frazzled mama.  I had sworn off all trips until we had at least gotten a bit of sleep under our belts.

Our entrance back into travelling this past weekend was more than successful. Thank goodness. I was starting to go stir crazy and really missed seeing the family. This weekend has restored my faith in the outside world, our little one is more adaptive than we thought   She was well adjusted all weekend!

It’s as though she’s reached an age where she can adapt better to her surroundings, changes in her environment and lots of activity.  She went to a birthday party, and had a full day of play and Easter fun with her cousin.  The schedule was full but we managed to squeeze in the appropriate amount of naps in order to avoid a meltdown.  She even slept through the night!  This well rested Travel Bug was exactly what we had hoped for all weekend.  She was in her element!

We are already planning our next trip to Raleigh to see Mimi and Papa.  A visit to see Gammies and Grandpa in Virginia is around the corner, and we are now actually looking forward to our first flight to a long overdue family reunion in May.

It is so amazing to watch these changes take place, especially when the changes make your life as a parent a bit easier.  Makes all the difference!

When did your Travel Bug become a jetsetter?  Have you ever had problems traveling with your baby?

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