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Category Archives: Travel

Cars and Planes….Entertaining Your Kids for Happy Travels!


So, you have your vacation booked, you are packed, and now you are thinking about how you will entertain your child in the car or on the plane!  Long trips are even longer when you have children who are fussy and bored!  We traveled to the beach each year by car, and took the occasional …

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Packing tips for traveling with kids…having what you need but keeping it simple.


Vacation season is here! With kids, gone are the days when you can throw a few things in a suitcase and go!  There is a bit more to pack with kids…it seems like you will need everything!  Making a packing list will help.  I often would start a packing list several weeks in advance and …

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Did you know this about car seats?


This picture would not earn me “Mother of the Year” awards now!  There are so many mistakes with this car seat I can’t name them all.  My only excuse is that this was 25 years ago!  Don’t beat yourself up if you have made mistakes with your child’s car seat…just make the changes now!  Information …

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How Worried Should Moms Be About the Zika Virus?


The Zika virus is in the news and could be causing severe birth defects in unborn babies…it is carried by mosquitoes in certain tropical countries. There has been much in the news about the Zika virus over the last couple of weeks. I know many Moms have had questions, they wonder if the virus will …

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2015 Summer Bucket List…..What’s Yours???


What will you do this summer?  Share your summer bucket list, here is mine! Summer is finally here.  I am an incessant  list maker, but one of the most fun lists I make are my seasonal bucket lists.   It is time to think about those wonderful days of summer and taking advantage of them! …

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Who should you listen to? The measles outbreak…more opinions!


We are responsible to protect our own children, but also the children who are not our own and vulnerable… The measles outbreak is still in the news….many different people have weighed in on the subject. My caution to you is the same as always….remember the source. Ask yourself, is this person an expert in the …

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Summer is here! What is on Your 2014 Summer Bucket List?


What will you do this summer?  Share your summer bucket list, here is mine! Memorial Day is around the corner, and summer is finally here.  I love summer!  I remember when the kids were in grade school and we would leave the school parking lot on the last day of school with the windows rolled …

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Car seat guidelines for LATCH have changed!!!


  Did you know there are weight limits for the use of LATCH? Have you heard that starting Tuesday February 25, 2014 federal regulators will issue a rule that requires child car seat manufacturers to place labels on the seats  warning parents to not use the seats and the in car anchors called LATCH once their …

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Winter coats and car seats don’t mix!


Keep your child safe!  Thick coats and car seats don’t mix! The weather definitely feels like fall today!  I love fall weather, but that also means winter is coming.  Many parents ask me about cool weather, coats and car seats.  What can a parent do to keep their child warm and safe while traveling in …

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Navigating the Airport with Children During the Holidays!


During the holidays many of you will be traveling by air to visit extended family.  The thought of tackling the air port with car seats, strollers, diapers, snacks, bottles, breast pump and yes a child can be overwhelming!  Don’t lose that holiday cheer!  Here are a few tips to help you navigate the air port …

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