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Travels with Baby wins NAPPA Gold in Parenting Resources

Travels with Baby has been awarded a 2008 NAPPA Gold from the NationalParenting Publications Awards in the Parenting Resources category. This is a great honor and valuabledistinction for any parenting resource! Thank you to everyone who made this possible, including the many parents who participated in surveys and interviews and shared their stories with me,…

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Travels with Baby Tip #24: Think Outside the Car Seat

As mentioned in Tip #23, we were not as prepared as usual for our recent 11-hour road trip to Oregon, nor did we have the benefit of fair weather as we do in summer, when usually make this trek. By the time we were half-way home again, the girls voted unanimously (and animatedly) that they…

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Travels with Baby Nominated for Two Book Awards

I’m very pleased to announce that Travels with Baby: The Ultimate Guide for Planning Trips with Babies, Toddlers, and Preschool-Age Children has been nominated for two ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year awards. This is one of the most prestigious awards given to independent publishers, and it’s a great honor to be selected as a…

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Travels with Baby Tip #23: "Unexpect" to Travel

With the sudden news of a death in the family last week, I was humbly reminded that not all trips one takes in life are planned. We had just returned from an overnight trip out of town and were unpacking the car with the girls still asleep in their seats as the call came through….

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Travels with Baby Tip #22: Have Dinner Delivered

Most parents with babies and small children find that eating out in restaurants can be exhausting enough in their own hometown, let alone in an unfamiliar destination where the menu and presence of high chairs or boosters is a question mark. (And don’t get me started on countries where dinner service only begins at 8…

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Travels with Baby Tip #14: Sleep in.

Sure, you probably gave up on the idea somewhere between months 3 and 4 of parenthood, or possibly months 8 and 9, or years 2 and 3? And now, it’s hard to imagine a family vacation as being anything less hectic than family life at home. Night waking, early risers, picky eaters, and fearless explorers…