My family got a deal on a Disney Cruise aboard the Wonder. Spoiler alert: it was pretty amazing. Here’s how I’d do it next time.
Traveling with toddlers is not easy under the best of circumstances. If you’re really lucky, the flight is smooth, you packed enough snacks, the in-flight movie doesn’t include scary stuff, and you’ve scored a SkyMall catalog perfect for I Spy. After Holden turned about 8 months old, he was so darn squirmy that we vowed […]
Many thanks to Nicole Johnson, sleep coach and owner of The Baby Sleep Site, who shares these sanity-saving summertime sleep tips for babies and toddlers. In addition to being a sleep expert, she is also the mom of two boys (one of whom never let her sleep). Summertime is special; days are long, sunny and […]
Thanks to BabyBjӧrn for sending Karen a Baby Carrier One Outdoors just in time for her trip to Malaysia and Bali with a six-month old. I have two young kids, but we are not really a stroller kind of family. We live on a very steep hill in busy San Francisco and there are lots […]
Help kids and babies stay safe from mosquitoes and ticks with pre-treated clothing, chemical bug repellant, and 5 more tips.
Baby and beach is not always a perfect combination. Sandy and hot with no place to safely put baby down. Check out this hack: use a travel crib!
Leaving all the gear and comforts of home for a family trip is both exciting and annoying. I’m thinking about sleeping. As a Mama MacGyver, setting up a kids travel bed for my little ones is approximately one part fort and two parts laundry basket with some familiar loveys from home. Tiny babies: It may be controversial but I […]
You have to open your mind for this one. When she saw the snack of chia pudding I was giving my daughter, my stepmom, who loves food, declined to even taste it. Something about chia pudding can offend one’s sensibilities, but I’m used to that attitude in my house, because almost every food offends someone’s […]
Traveling with babies and toddlers at the holidays is a different beast than the vacations we might take throughout the year. In addition to the regular joys of airline travel with small people, you can add in higher prices, crowds, and family stress. Woohoo. Between Whit and I, we’ve done all the ages of travel […]
My son is now 2 1/2 and has thus far been to 12 countries on 4 continents. We traveled a lot before he was born and simply refused to slow down when he joined our family. We have had a lot of adventures and learned a ton about traveling with a baby and now with […]
Frequently mentioned on lists of the best places for families to travel, San Antonio has something for everyone. But is it fun for babies, too? Colleen Pence with San Antonio Mom Blogs shares the five best places to take your baby for pint-sized fun in the Alamo City: The DoSeum While The DoSeum – San Antonio’s […]
Here’s the thing. When you go out of town as just the family and the baby goes to bed before 8 p.m.*, the rest of the evening can be oppressively quiet for you and your partner, and sadly, not that different from evenings you already spend together at home. One answer to this dilemma is […]