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A cure for rainy vacations with kids

No one likes to imagine a family city stay among magnificent parks and outdoor landmarks only to end up huddled like pigeons under the eaves until dashing to the next museum or café—particularly when you’re on vacation with a small child who needs exercise, fresh air, and… adventure. My husband still recalls the week his family spent…

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How to dish out some romance on your next family vacation

There’s nothing like a little baby vomit or a diaper blow-out to put a mom in the mood for romance. And when it happens at the beginning of a 10-hour flight, let’s just say Cupid ought to high-tail it to the next hotel if he knows what’s good for him. Sleep-deprived parents with babies and tots have…

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Eat in the easy (and gourmet) way on your family’s Vancouver vacation

My kids, on many occasions after watching my live segments on View from the Bay, have greeted me at the door with the question: “But when will they let you COOK on TV?” as they’ve seen numerous other guests of the show do. I’ve tried to explain that if the producers ever saw me cook…

One very good reason to fly British Airways with your baby (or lap-held toddler)
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One very good reason to fly British Airways with your baby (or lap-held toddler)

One of the best parts of booking our recent flight to Europe with British Airways was that I was able to take advantage of the British Airways “Britax child seats” I mention in Travels with Baby, which is an option offered in addition to bassinets (a.k.a. “sky cots”) to B.A. travelers flying overseas with a lap child ….

How to take a London taxi cab with a stroller (and your child still in it)

How to take a London taxi cab with a stroller (and your child still in it)

The basic, black London taxi never goes out of style. Especially in winter. Especially when visiting London in winter with a kid in a stroller… I hereby kick-off the first official “Tuesday Tip” of 2011 with a destination tip. I’ll be sharing my destination tips and practical tips with this regular, recurring feature. Please feel free to…