April 2012

3 Tips from an Airline Stewardess

April 30, 2012

On our recent trip to Kauai, I went to the back of the plane during a break with my youngest.  The airline attendants were taking a break for a moment and didn’t mind chatting with me for a second.  I asked them specifically for any expert tips they had for families traveling with babies and [...]

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Making Your Own Fun

April 27, 2012

There are so many fun ways to add excitement to a road trip without any toys!   I think this video says it all:     Check out my post “Dancing and Singing Along, Together” for playlist ideas for dancing if you don’t think acapella is for you And if you want to know–yes, we [...]

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Spot It!

April 25, 2012

There are lots of games that young children can use, even if the games are actually marketed for older kids.  Today’s What’s out there Wednesday is for a really fun game called Spot It. Even though it is marketed as a game for 7 and older, this game of circular cards can provide wonderful traveling [...]

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Looking for a cheaper vacation?

April 23, 2012

Who is not looking for ways to cut costs on a summer vacation?  Happily traveling with our families also means trying to keep our pocketbook happy. According to Rick Seaney, an airfare expert at USA Today, there are 6 key places this summer where airfare will cost less than other destinations.  His tip for getting [...]

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Spring & Outdoor themed printables

April 20, 2012

I’m on the prowl for fabulous printables.  Since spring is upon us, here are some spring and outdoor type printables for a future trip you may have coming.  Yay…no searching for you!  Just print out, stick into a binder or staple together, and you are good to go.   From FamilyFun: Spring Forest Friends Connect [...]

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Car Traveling with an iPad

April 18, 2012

Found this cool product for What’s out there Wednesday today.  If you don’t have a built in TV in your car, there are other options to watch movies.  Check out this choice for the iPad: I was walking around Best Buy and saw this cool baby!  It is the Rocketfish car mount for Apple’s iPad [...]

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DIY Pocket Blankets

April 16, 2012

Sleeping in the car can be uncomfortable, but is a necessary part of traveling with kids.  After all, when the kids are asleep are some of the best breaks for parents and when you can make the best time! We found one thing that really helped our family was sewing a pocket blanket. Bring right [...]

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Making sure your carseat fits

April 13, 2012

A big question on airplane traveling with a carseat is whether the carseat will fit.  As each aircraft has its own particulars, a little research can relieve your worry there.  Try these three sites to help with those efforts:   1.  Car-Safety.org: Check out “Carseat Quick Information – Measurements & Feature Capsules” for measurements on [...]

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Baby Fun–My Own Piano

April 11, 2012

Today’s What’s out there Wednesday is directed towards our littlest travelers.  Check out the Garanimals “My Own Piano.”   Sold in Walmart’s baby section  for only $4   Great for a teething toy and small finger manipulation.  I love that it makes music as an added feature.

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Puppets and 5 Traveling Tips

April 9, 2012

Puppets can bring a lot of fun to a trip with young kids. Here are 5 ways you can utilize them in your travels:   1.  Music–Play sing-a-long songs from a playlist or CD.  Either by you or your child, have the puppets sing along. 2.  Conversation–Using an older sibling or you, converse with your [...]

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Easter Traveling

April 6, 2012

Traveling for the Easter holidays? Check out these “Five Tips to Survive Easter Travel with Kids” by Cheap O’ Air: “This busy Easter weekend, parents may be in need of some “survival” tips when traveling with kids.  Here are 5 Tips to follow when flying with family this Easter holiday” Now, I’m not going to [...]

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Preschool Adventure–Captivating App for Preschoolers

April 6, 2012

I previously highlighted an app “Bubbles” that is perfect for toddlers.  This week, check out one guaranteed to please your preschooler or older toddler, while guaranteeing your pocket book, and your sanity, stay in check. Preschool Adventure is a wonderful app that your preschooler {and you!} will truly love.   It reinforces these skills: colors [...]

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The Princess and the Dragon–Finger Puppet Fun

April 4, 2012

I’m always looking for small toys that travel well.  Today’s What’s out there Wednesday highlight is Manhattan Toy’s finger puppets. We have owned a couple of these and have really put them to great use.  Their small size makes them easy to pack and lightweight.  I love all the choices–you can really find puppets that [...]

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DIY Ribbon Button Snake

April 2, 2012

I was so excited to see this DIY craft the other day!  Sitting in church, I saw my friend Susan with her cute little boys quietly working with this cute homemade toy.  So, after following up with her, I am excited to bring it to you today Isn’t this ribbon button snake so cute? I [...]

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