From the category archives:


Shhh. I’m going to Disneyland without my kids.

June 13, 2012

This weekend I’m putting on my travel writer hat and heading to L.A. for a jam-packed tour of various Disney-related things. While I don’t feel bad about seeing the movie Brave without my children (I’ll be attending a screening of it), I do feel bad about taking a tour of the new Cars Land feature […]

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Is that a Travel Boppy?

January 5, 2012

“Is that a travel Boppy?” the other mom said to me with obvious envy. We had both just emerged from a five-hour flight, I with my three sons and she with her nine-month old. I nodded as I jiggled Sawyer in the front carrier and tried to get the bigger boys to sit still while […]

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What to expect when traveling with a baby

December 21, 2011

It will suck {My personal studies have shown that as long as you expect it to suck, it will probably be okay}. You will be pooped on. If your child is beyond the poo’splosion age, expect a bottle to burst, projectile vomit, overturned apple juice, or a simple pee accident. To combat this reality, pack […]

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What is the best age for Disneyland?

December 2, 2011

When I tell people we visited the Magic Kingdom over Thanksgiving, they seem to be trying to gauge if their child is a good age for a first visit. My friend Mr. Honea, a father of two boys, who seems to be an expert on the place has a good answer. “Every age is a […]

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Moms on Bikes, Part deux

July 20, 2011

As promised, a few more “Moms on Bikes” pictures for cycling enthusiasts. To see me and Heather (6 months pregnant) on our cruisers, go back to this post. Our friend Rachel on her due date in Copenhagen Rachel returns home from the hospital after delivering Oscar a few days later. Triplet tandem bike in Amsterdam, […]

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Guest post: rookie mom Lindsay’s airplane tips

March 17, 2011

Lindsay Pinchuk is Founder of Bump Club and Beyond, Chicago’s first and largest social event network for expectant and new moms. She’s sharing her best tips for flying with a baby. I was in a panicked state for weeks before we left for a family trip to Florida last month with our baby, J, who’s […]

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One rookie mom’s 5 favorite baby items

December 30, 2010

Meredith is a grad school dropout, military wife, stay at home, over-thinking mom who started a podcast and blog over at to amuse herself and, hopefully, others. She shared her five favorite babycentric inventions with us.  If you’d like to share yours, send an email to moms at rookiemoms dot com. I’ve been a […]

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Tips for traveling with a baby

December 15, 2010

We’ve said it before: traveling just ain’t what it used to be. When you bring a baby on an airplane, you would be lucky to get through even a single magazine article let alone a book. So when you walk by that airport bookstore with your sights set on People or US Weekly, just keep […]

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Savvy Travel for Rookie Moms

September 15, 2010

On a recent trip to New York, I spotted a woman traveling alone with her baby. She wore him in a front carrier so that she could pull her luggage along without also maneuvering a stroller. Clever – and necessary. I noticed that her Snugli was not positioned correctly, and I had to exercise all […]

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Going on a “Vacation”

July 28, 2010

Holy Cow! I’m getting on an airplane tomorrow with my family for a little pre-Blogher “vacation.” I can’t help but put the word Vacation in quotes. I’d use air-quotes if that was available. My extended family has a fabulous lakeside cottage in Upstate New York that is a decent drive from where I grew up […]

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Stop lugging carseats on airplanes

April 9, 2010

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 […]

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5 Travel sleep tips with a baby

February 17, 2010

A huge thank you to Nicole Johnson, sleep coach and owner of The Baby Sleep Site, who offered these sanity-saving travel tips just as I’m beginning to obsess about sleep issues and toddler jet lag! In addition to being a sleep expert, she is also the mom of two boys (one of whom never let […]

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