One of the things that makes efficient travel really possible is high quality, multi use items. Classic dark wash jeans, white shirts (though now most traveling is done with a toddler, so not so much...). My skincare is no exception.
Looking good stems from feeling good. It comes from confidence. It comes from focusing on your overall health, not just your looks.
Seeing family together like this reminds me why the work I do is so important. It reminds me that helping other families live healthier, more fulfilling lives is important work. It's allowing more people to have moments like this- more moments with their healthy children and healthy parents. With so many variables out there these days- so many unknowns in our food and personal care products- doing the best we can to do our part to live a more sustainable and less toxic life is important.
Then I realized traditions are routines. This trip is just as important as potty training. Her spending time with her grandparents in the same way her dad was raised- experiencing the same places, tastes and sounds is important. We might lose a little potty progress, but we're gaining a foundation on which we can build a strong sense of family. Of tradition.