Posted by Selena Burgess
It’s not something that most parents think of fondly, or anticipate with much excitement. Traveling with babies and toddlers for long stretches in a car that is. Sleeping in a different environment without all of the conveniences of home – including a baby-proofed zone. Some shudder deeply at such notions.
As the partner to a musician who tours quite a bit – we decided that we would always try to travel together, when time/work permitted. Of course it has been challenging, although being together as a family more often than not is totally worth it.
While the main theme throughout preparing oneself for more success and less melt-downs is obviously organization; making lists and not leaving packing till the last minute – there are a few key points that I’ve learned along the way. Perhaps those of you who are more adventurous or are perhaps in a similar family dynamic will find these 8 tips helpful!
Posted by Nadia Carriere
Last week I rounded up all of the cutest Minnie Mouse baby gear available…or so I thought. Turns out I was a little premature with my post, because Graco has a brand new collection of baby gear that they just unveiled!
Soft petal pinks and gentle greys make up the colour palette of the new Minnie Mouse Garden Gear Collection from Graco which consists of four pieces – a swing, stroller, car seat and playard. Each piece is sold separately, so you can purchase one at a time or the entire set if you prefer to match.
Click through to view the entire collection which is available exclusively through Babies “R” Us.
Posted by Erin Loechner
Road tripping with a baby who hates her car seat seemed daunting at first, but after a particularly cold and rainy spring, Ken and I were feeling the itch to inject some sunlight into our lives. Here in the Midwest, that means traveling to the lake for some much-needed rest, relaxation and rejuvenation (as much as is possible with a 9-month-old who still fights naps and sleep regularly, that is!). So last weekend, we packed up the car, cooler and bags and made the trek to a friend’s cottage for a weekend of no make-up, no technology – and, perhaps most importantly, no itinerary whatsoever.
Posted by Amy Heinz
Having left the corporate world to start my own writing business, I have a soft spot in my heart for other moms who have an idea and decide to bring it to life. This is my first post in a new series where I’ll be introducing moms who have started businesses focused on moms-to-be or moms of babies. The ladies behind sugarSNAP are a perfect example. I hope you enjoy meeting them and discovering their awesomely convenient products. (I happen to have — and adore — the sugarSNAP files, and definitely need to get my hands on their latest idea…)
Posted by Mary McBride
My family and I spent the past week in Kansas City, visiting family and friends. It was high time that Elvie was introduced to so many that are near and dear to us, and it was a wonderful trip. I would say that regardless, as we had waited so long to be able to travel with Elvie that simply doing it was fantastic, but it also turns out that Elvie is a champion traveler. We had no idea how she’d do, as we hadn’t traveled with her since we brought her home from Ethiopia nine months ago, under very different circumstances. It was such a relief that she did so well.
I’d like to pretend that it’s because of our parenting prowess that she traveled so well and was well-behaved on flights in particular, but mostly it was her sunny disposition and willingness to make friends that made it so easy. There was one thing, however, that we did to ensure that flights went smoothly. We can take credit for that.