Are we there yet? I’m bored! How much longer? I want to go home! Ahh, the familiar soundtrack of traveling with children. No matter how excited they are about the possibility of vacation and family fun, most of our kids act like “getting there” is pure torture. With summer approaching, there’s a good chance many […]
You know that phrase, “The world is your oyster?” When picking a destination for a family-friendly vacation, I don’t want the whole dang oyster; just give me a single satisfying bite, and I’ll be happy. There are endless travel possibilities, and picking one you and your children can enjoy together can be challenging, to say […]
Remember the days of our youth when going on vacation meant throwing clothes into a bag, hopping on a plane, and just GOING? There was definitely no need to research family travel tips as a part of the process! Well, once kids enter the picture, things become less lackadaisical! Instead, you can expect an inevitable […]
Nothing fills a parent’s mind with more dread than the unexpected tantrums and embarrassing outbursts of a young child on vacation. What if they scream through our fancy dinner? What if they refuse to sit still? It’s the stuff of nightmares! Being prepared is the best antidote for parent travel anxiety. Our well-traveled family learned […]
Traveling with a baby can be super stressful, but knowing you have the right equipment can decrease the bulk and lessen the stress. Do you really need to carry a travel crib, car seat, stroller, monitor, sound machine, diapers, and all that jazz? Let’s face it–babies require a TON of stuff. While we love using […]
It’s a relatively cool day for a tropical climate. A lovely, comfortable 78 degrees. But in Madaline’s small, cinder block home, the mood of its inhabitants in no way reflects the gloriousness of the weather. Schools have been closed since September, so her 6 children help her make trips back and forth to the river […]
Traveling with your littles can be such a rewarding experience. It can also make you want to pull your hair out. An avid traveler, I'm giving some of my best tips for traveling with a toddler without wanting to lose your mind!
Am I alone in this? Do you secretly hate these places too? Do I walk into these massive spaces filled with people acting like they're enjoying time with their kids, but they all actually want to collapse on the floor and cry? Or am I missing some kind of trick? Where can I go for my tot that doesn't belong in the Inferno?
The saying–it takes a village to raise a child–is beyond cliche, but if there’s anything new parenthood teaches you, it’s that it speaks truth. Or, if it doesn’t, it’s likely because there’s no village available. To the parents who raise children without that village: I applaud you, I salute you, and I have no idea […]