10 Tips for Flying (Coach) with Your Own Little Peter Pan

Recently I went to Disneyland with my two littles (ages 2.5 years and 5 months). We flew to California from Oregon, so it wasn’t exactly a super long flight, but as any parent who has flown with children knows, flying with children can sometimes be a little less magical than Peter Pan made it look.

It wasn’t my first time flying with a baby (I’ve flown with my daughter at least five other times), but it was my first time traveling with two kids instead of one, which made things a bit more interesting. With little ones, you can’t always predict or plan for everything (i.e. the time our flight was delayed for FOUR hours and fell well after bed time – you can imagine how that went), but I’ve found that when I put in the effort to plan ahead things definitely go better.

Here are a few tips that help me to make our flying experience go a bit more smoothly.

10 Tips for Flying (Coach) with Your Own Little Peter Pan

3 Things I Wish I'd Done for Our Baby's Baptism

Curiously, with every baby I have had, their baby hood seems to zoom by faster and faster. 

By the time we had our fourth baby, I swear I blinked and she was already almost two months old–how did that happen?

It was about the time when I figured out how fast time really does go by that I finally got around to setting up my daughter’s baptism–and of course, as most things go with kids, things didn’t exactly go as I planned.

Why I'm Preparing for Holiday Travel Now

Getting ready to travel with children during the holidays feels a bit like an Olympic event. The prepping, the packing, all the other people — everything about it makes it feel like an epic undertaking. We’re gearing up for our big Thanksgiving travel plans, and I’m not going to lie, my heart starts beating a bit faster when I think about it.

Which is exactly why I’m following these few thoughts and tips, so we can celebrate little victories rather than dwell on the turbulence along the way.

Why I'm Grateful for My In-Laws

I feel so fortunate that my husband’s parents and siblings are such wonderful people, especially after some of the stories I hear from friends about their strained relationships with in-laws. And thank goodness they are, as we now live 10 miles from Chris’ parents in a small town in Arkansas.

It is such a blessing having them so close. My boys absolutely love going to “grandma and grandpa’s house” and spending time with their 1-year-old cousin Phoenix. And we finally have people to babysit our little guys so we can have date night!

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