Air Travel

Keeping a preschooler busy on the plane

May 14, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, we went on a family trip to Kauai.  For the long flight, I wanted to make sure I was over prepared for things to do with my preschooler.  Good thing too!  We had an extra 5 hours of flight time that we weren’t planning on (more on that in a [...]

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Toddler fun with water doodle books

May 9, 2012

It’s What’s Out There Wednesday time!  Today’s highlight is a small little book that you only need water to have fun.   These little books are the Water WOW! Doodle Books.  Just fill the little pen with water and let your toddler or preschooler have coloring fun, mess free. You can find versions of these [...]

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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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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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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. Check out “Carseat Quick Information – Measurements & Feature Capsules” for measurements on [...]

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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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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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FAA Recommendations–Airplanes and Your Child’s Safety

March 30, 2012

In companion to the post regarding traveling with a carseat on the plane, I found some additional sources to help parents who have chosen to bring their carseat along {or are curious about the FAA’s stance}.  Check out the Federal Aviation Administration’s site and their helps for “Child Safety on Airplanes.”   The FAA has [...]

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To Carseat or Not to Carseat? Airplane Traveling and your Toddler

March 26, 2012

Flying with a toddler soon?  What about that carseat?  Do you check it or bring it on the plane? These are some questions every parent asks when flying with a toddler.  This topic has come up a couple of times to me recently so I really wanted to explore it further.  To clarify further, today [...]

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Flying vs driving?

March 16, 2012

Trying to evaluate whether to fly or drive on your next trip?  I am really excited to bring this next resource: and their  Fly or drive calculator to help you out.  I love that it compares the cost of your time as well as money. When we travel with little kids, this question always [...]

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Finding advice, reviews, kids activities, and more from fellow travelers

March 9, 2012

Today’s online highlight is one I love and use quite often.  TripAdvisor is filled with millions of reviews and advice from tourists, locals, and travel experts.  If you haven’t been on this site, definitely do so!  It is a fabulous resource.   Things I really like: –you can subscribe to posts about a certain location [...]

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TSA Guidelines for traveling with young kids

February 17, 2012

A parent has so many questions when traveling with young kids through an airport.  Homeland security has a website that helps, “Traveling with Kids.”  It focuses on travel tips, questions on liquids, and the screening process. They also have specific tips for parents with special needs children.   Particular areas of interest from TSA: Guidelines [...]

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