Guest Post: Happily Enduring Long Flights With Little Kids, Part 2

May 8, 2013

Here is the much anticipated Part 2 of “Guest Post: Happily Enduring Long Flights With Little Kids.”  A big thank you to my sister Heather, living abroad for the Foreign Service, for sharing these airline tips she’s collected from herself and other expat friends.   Check out Part 1, if you missed it for toy [...]

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Guest Post: Happily Enduring Long Flights With Little Kids, Part 1

May 1, 2013

I am so excited to share this awesome guest post from my sister Heather!  Her family is stationed overseas for the next several years and she has loads of excellent tips to share.  This is a two-part post, so be to read the continuation.  Hope you enjoy it:   Guest Post: Happily Enduring Long Flights [...]

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Enjoying an Art Museum with Young Kids

March 6, 2013

My husband and I were privileged to have a getaway weekend just the two of us, to NYC.  We all know how needed those trips are!  One of the highlights was going to the Museum of Modern Art, MOMA. While there, I saw several families with young kids and began to ponder how best to [...]

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Seek and Find books

July 25, 2012

It’s “What’s Out There Wednesday”!  Today’s feature products are “Look and Find” books. My favorites are the ones from Nick Jr and Disney.  With the variety of these books, you are sure to find one that is the perfect fit for your toddler’s interests.  I love that all the pages are sturdy and the pictures [...]

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5 FREE, and little prep ways to entertain your child

July 23, 2012

Budgets are tight when family vacations come up. Here’s 5 free ways to entertain your toddler to help your budget stretch farther and make your car trip smoother! 1.  Puppet fun.  Draw on your hands to make little puppets.  Demonstrate to your child how to make her hand talk and sing or have an older [...]

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Traveling and breastfeeding

July 20, 2012

Breastfeeding while traveling brings some pros and cons.  I love it that you don’t have to worry about food for your baby, but sometimes it is difficult to keep your baby’s schedule amidst the craziness of traveling. I found a great article to share today: “Traveling while Breastfeeding this Summer?  13 Tips to Know before [...]

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12 ways to entertain young kids on a hike or outdoor activity

July 16, 2012

Teaching the love of the outdoors is an important thing to pass on to our kids.  Most children will start out strong during a family outing, but will fade if they get tired, hot, hungry, or bored.  Here are 11 great ways to keep the happy factor up!     1.  Find walking sticks.  Experiment [...]

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Preboarding with young kids

May 25, 2012

Boarding a plane early with young kids can be a lifesaver if you really need the extra time to get situated.  It is so nice to take a few extra moments without the entire plane waiting for you to move. We have been flying a lot lately, and I have really noticed airlines’ differing stances [...]

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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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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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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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“Not the Carseat Again!”–The Importance of Transitions

February 20, 2012

Young children naturally need transitions from one activity to another, especially when they don’t want to either leave the activity they are a part of, or don’t want to participate in the new activity.  For example, a 2 year old will not be happily eating dinner and then willingly be plopped straight into bed.  Every [...]

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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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Avoiding germs during your travels

February 7, 2012

We all know it is tough enough to keep your kids from getting sick normally.  Add in traveling and you can be met with a whole new set of germs everywhere you go.  So, what’s a parent to do?  As much as we’d like, we can’t keep our kids in a plastic bubble, so we [...]

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