March 2012

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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Keep that Drink from Dropping

March 28, 2012

Yes, we all know babies and toddlers love to throw down or “accidentally drop” their drink.  This game is especially hard when you are traveling and can’t get the drink from the car floor while you are driving, or the drink falls on a very germy place, like the airport floor. Today’s What’s out there [...]

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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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Bubbles Bubbles Everywhere–the perfect app for toddlers

March 23, 2012

Today’s Friday’s online highlight is an app that is perfect for toddlers.  Check out Bubbles by Hog Bay Software. Just right for younger to older toddlers and easy to use.  Once they touch the screen, bubbles appear and float around.  The bubbles pop when touched.  Mesmerizing, good cause and effect learning, and enjoyable to use. [...]

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Seek and Find

March 21, 2012

I love this next product to entertain little travelers!   Today’s What’s out there Wednesday highlight is Find it. This game is really fun for kids because the tube is filled with small objects you find as you shake and move the little beads inside.  All ages enjoy it and I have found preschoolers love it [...]

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Working off your strengths

March 19, 2012

We are successfully back from our trip to Kauai with our kids and it was a great success!  Few bumps from American Airlines, but I’ll have to share that in a future post…great story you’d think I made it happen just for this site {wink}.  I have a whole bunch of ideas from interviewing stewardesses, [...]

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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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An easier way to tote water

March 14, 2012

It’s What’s out there Wednesday!  Today’s product highlight is the very cool “anti-bottle” from Vapur. Neat features about this product:   –BPA free –folds flat and when full, stands up straight –sip top that is easier for little hands –small clip on the side to attach the bottle to a backpack, or belt loop –lightweight [...]

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Inspirational Quotes

March 12, 2012

As I have been getting ready for our trip to Kauai and writing this post early, today’s post is all about having optimism.  Sometimes, things don’t go according to plan!  As parents, it is our job to put on a happy face, remember why we are doing this, and make those happy memories with our [...]

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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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Wipe-off Activity Books

March 7, 2012

When you take something on a trip, it is important to have multiple ways to play with that toy, so as to save space.  In keeping with this theme, I’m still loving all the uses for dry-erase crayons.  This week’s What’s out there Wednesday highlight is Wipe-off Activity Books by Trend.  Trend has been making [...]

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Your worst experiences…Part 2

March 5, 2012

Ready to hear more of those worst experiences while traveling with kids? I have received several stories as a follow up to “She told me I should throw my baby off the plane” post last week.   By reading these different experiences, it helps us remember that sometimes during vacation, despite our best efforts, our kids [...]

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Mr. Printables

March 2, 2012

Today’s Friday online highlight is Mr. Printables, an amazing website filled with all kinds of free printables for families.  Keeping road trips and air travel in mind, there are some great ideas to use!  Check out these links and my ideas to use them for traveling: Mazes: Print the ones you like for a tailored [...]

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