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Just Do It Already

3 Things by Ashley Muir Bruhn, Hither & Thither

3 Things by Ashley Muir Bruhn, Hither & Thither


I realize that Nike has more or less copyrighted the phrase, but my personal motto is: “Just do it.”

There are so many “what-ifs” and “buts” that can hold you back, but I try to remind myself—when there’s something I really want—to just do it. Arrive smiling and you’ll rarely regret it.

As an avid traveler, my examples usually center around traveling: Will it be worth it to fly 28 hours over 4 legs to get to Bali with a one-year-old? Just do it. Will I be able to enjoy myself in Paris with a toddler? Just do it. Can I really give up (fill-in-the-blank) every month so that I can afford that trip to Italy next summer?

Just do it already.

with hudson almonds


I just learned about Kayak’s Nonstop flight search.

You can find all of the direct flights from your local airport, organized by length of flight, and then see which airlines fly that route on what days and at what times.

So if you’re feeling flexible about your destination, but just want to see where you can get to in four hours or less, nonstop? There’s a way!

I just learned that my local airport flies direct to Maui. Bingo! It just might put a destination on your radar that you hadn’t even thought of. Afterall, with kids, direct is the way to go.

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I’ve been singing the praises of dry shampoo for awhile among friends (particularly new mothers), but I just finally got around to trying the Klorane Oatmilk Gentle Dry Shampoo Spray that everyone raves about.

Now I get it.

No white residue, great smell, and gets you out of the house looking like you did something with your hair that morning.

P.S. It’s one of the few things that really is less expensive in France. It’s sold in every pharmacy for a few euros a bottle! 


Contributor: Ashley from Hither & Thither
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