I’ve been in a travel slump, lately. While we have been able to see many wonderful destinations in the past year and a half, we haven’t planned any trips in awhile. Okay, we did visit family in the USA, but it isn’t the same as exploring a new place. My husband surprised me by arranging a day trip to Teotihuacan (or correctly, Teotihuacán), where the Pyramid of the Sun near Mexico City, Mexico is located.
I’ve often extolled the virtues of baby wearing. Did you know I also love toddler wearing? It’s how I survived having babies turning into toddlers who were only one year apart. When they were babies, it made life so much easier! You can nurse in a carrier, you can bottle feed in a carrier, you can chase your other kids around with your baby in a carrier, etc. Kid melting down? Carrier to the rescue! Traveling? Take that carrier! I’m here to help you find the best toddler carrier (for both travel and daily life) for you.
Which car seats are the best travel car seats for airplanes? When you fly frequently with kids, you want to find a car seat that is easy to install, uninstall, use safely, and is easier to carry though airports. Which are the best car seats for flying with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers?
I’m an advocate for car seat safety. Children should be in their correctly installed car seats, buckled properly by an adult every time, and rear facing until they outgrow the limits of their seats. These safety measures certainly extend to air travel. My children always rode in their car seats on airplanes until they were ages 4 and 5 AND met the FFA guidelines for safe lap belt use. I strongly encourage all parents to follow proper use guidelines to the best of their ability.
I love to dress up in costumes. Naturally, Halloween is also one of my favorite holidays. Whether you are traveling or going to a friend’s costume party, here are some awesome travel themed costumes. These will work any time of year!
Okay, you’re ready to travel! You’re going solo, solo with kids, as a family, or however and you realize: I need a backpack! Not just any old tourist bag. Oh no, I need the best anti theft backpack.
Once you start sifting, you realize there are so many different theft proof backpack styles. How do you choose?
My husband, children, and I spent a week in Ohio in July. He returned home to Mexico, while the kids and I stayed an additional week. While I hadn’t doubted I was capable, I didn’t know the amazing things that would happen. Here’s what I learned flying solo (and actually flying solo) with kids for a week.
We all use sunscreen, whether we are traveling or not. It’s necessary. As parents, we always want to get the best and safest sunscreen for kids that we can find. With all the stuff in the news, which are the best sunscreens for kids? I always worry about sun safety when the kids and I spend time in the sunshine. I also worry about which sunscreens are the best and safest for our bodies. I’ve spent a lot of time doing research!
When it’s time to lather on the sunscreen, here are some of the safest options you can buy!
Imagine my excitement my husband called me and said, “I booked flights to the USA. We leave in one week.” I was so excited that I almost cried. We weren’t sure if we’d be visiting Ohio this summer or not and we kept putting off planning the trip. Not only did I want to have a lot of family time, I also wanted to do all of the things, including visit the new Franklin Park Conservatory Children’s Garden, located in Columbus, Ohio.
Of course, I couldn’t fit in all of the things I wanted to do (or see all of the people I wanted to see), but I did get meet my friend Julie and her children at the Franklin Park Conservatory. It was a beautiful and sunny day, just perfect for visiting a children’s garden. Was it everything I hoped it would be?