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Tips for Taking your Little Ones to the Beach

Tips for Taking your Little Ones to the Beach

This summer as a mama of two (a 29-month-old son and an eight-week-old daughter) I have become somewhat of a pro at taking my little ones to the beach. My in-laws recently bought a house near the ocean and our family has taken complete advantage of this amazing piece of property. I have found myself [...]

Packing with Kids: Camping Adventures

Packing with Kids: Camping Adventures

Camping is one of my family’s favorite activities for the spring and summer months, around May to September. Before my husband and I had our daughter, it was easy to just pack up and go. But now it’s much more difficult to get everything ready and prepared. I’m sure you have often heard that packing [...]

Packing with Kids: Vacation Without the Kids

Packing with Kids: Vacation Without the Kids

Going on a vacation but not taking the kiddos? Now, not only do you have to worry about packing for yourself for a vacation but you also need to pack for your child’s staycation with the babysitter. I’ve packed Alexis up to stay with grandma from just a weekend once or twice to a 14-day-stay [...]

Packing With Kids: Road Trip Survival

Packing With Kids: Road Trip Survival

Every year at the beginning of August my family leaves our busy lives behind for a week and take a relaxing trip to the upper peninsula of Michigan. It is a beautiful place, and so worth all of the preparations that go into the trip the week before. The only downside is the eight hour [...]

Packing with Kids: Crossing the Border

Packing with Kids: Crossing the Border

My husband and I have traveled at least 60 plus times from Ontario, where we currently live, to New Jersey, where I am from. We know the trip like the back of our hands and don’t need a GPS or directions anymore. After we had our daughter, Anna, in June 2011, we planned our first [...]

Flying with Babies & Toddlers – In-Flight

Flying with Babies & Toddlers – In-Flight

This is Part Three in a series about flying with babies and toddlers. You survived packing and getting to the airport. You made it through airport security. This post is about time spent at the gate, boarding, and during the actual flight. Then your vacation can really start, right?! Check out Part 1 - Pre-Flight and [...]

Flying with Babies & Toddlers – Airport Security

Flying with Babies & Toddlers – Airport Security

This is part two of a series dedicated to advice on navigating airports with babies and toddlers; here is a link to Part 1 and Part 3. This post is all about going through airport security. It may only take a few minutes to actually get through, but the stress and headache it can cause is [...]

Flying with Babies & Toddlers – Pre-Flight

Flying with Babies & Toddlers – Pre-Flight

How many of us mamas only have to think about navigating an airport or flying with our babies to break out in a cold sweat? With how much the aviation industry has changed in the last fifty years, it’s not always a kid-friendly place anymore. But it can be. Just ask my son, who’s flown just over [...]