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10 Ways to Entertain a Toddler on an Airplane

What to carry-on when you're flying with a toddler

In the age after constant shushing and nursing but before the ever-entertaining Skymall catalog and immersive iPads, there is the fidgety toddler. I recently brought one of these opinionated people on four flights to test out my chops on entertaining such a person. Let’s just say that it was nice to be able to trade […]

Traveling with kids, highs and lows

Happy times on the roadtrip

The interesting thing about my latest vacation — with children– is that I found myself modeling a perky positive attitude rather than freaking out just to help them cope with all the uncertainties. Not even counting the delights and dramas of actually being on a multi-generational family vacation 2500 miles from home, here are 10 […]

Camping with a toddler, take 1

Take a toddler camping

In a case of perfect timing, I received this post from Christina just as I was packing to take my family on a modified camping trip. Her son, Robby, is nearly the exact same age as my little guy. I already know we disagree on a couple points, but I LOVE her very strong opinions […]

2 Toddler busy bag projects from popsicle sticks

wooden shapes from craft sticks

Do you already know about busy bags? They are super-awesome-contained kits of amusement for little people. [Related: 5 preschooler busy bags] Our guest contributor, Jennifer Marshall Pesetsky, has two new ones to share today. Plane rides are perhaps the most stressful thing for me to prepare for. Since we don’t fly frequently, and because my […]