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Three campsites to avoid when camping with babies, toddlers and young children

There’s plenty to think about when planning and packing for a family camping trip with children under 5 years – especially if this is the first time you’ll be camping with your little one(s). I’ve covered the topic in detail in Travels with Baby, but I was recently reminded how location, location, location can make…

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Tip #39: Bring Door Knob Covers

One of the great gadgets I like for childproofing on the go has also proved indispensible for childproofing at home. These doorknob covers click over the knobs of doors you don’t want toddlers opening by themselves, but will want adults and even older children to be able to use frequently–and without much hassle. These are…

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Travels with Baby Tip #27: Slow Down, Soft Pedal, Save Gas.

In recent news, you may have heard about one airline’s clever solution to combat skyrocketing fuel charges–without sticking it to their customers. Rather than increasing ticket fares or charging for extra baggage, Brussels Airlines will simply fly its same routes a mere 5 mph slower than it has been, slowing from 435 to 429 mph….

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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…