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About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl... (More)
About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons including Chicago and Boston. Exercise is an integral part of my life. I hope to one day go back to long distance running and tackle the New York City Marathon. Right now I run after my one year old son. Although I am a stay-at-home mom, we are rarely "at home." My mom also stayed at home with my brother and me. She warned me that, although rewarding, it can be isolating. So, with her help, I learned the importance of getting out into the community and meeting other mothers. On the rare occasion when I am at home and have a hand or two free, I squeeze in time to scrapbook. As a new mom, many challenges are thrown my way. I hope my opinions, triumphs, and struggles help experienced parents reminisce, new parents cope, and parents-to-be get an honest glimpse of what the first years of motherhood can entail. (Hide)
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It's Not Charged?!
Uploaded: Sep 10, 2015
When flying with kids, things don't always go as planned. I'm still not sure exactly how it happened, but somehow I ended up on a cross country flight with a preschooler and an iPad about 5% charged. Thankfully our external battery had some power left but the iPad was not going to last very long - especially with our son using it to watch shows and play games.
Luckily, our son has enough technological knowledge to understand that the iPad would die during our flight. And he knew me well enough to see that I was clearly shocked and scrambling for a solution to this mess.
Even with very limited battery power, the iPad was truly a lifesaver for us during this flight. I was a nervous wreck when I noticed the iPad's low battery. Our son actually took the news much better than I did - probably because he didn't really know just how long a 6 hour flight is.
While I saw that our son could be entertained on a flight without constantly using an iPad, I have no desire to repeat the experience again.
What is your favorite technology-free way to entertain little ones on a flight?
What is it worth to you?
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