Flying with children: Will your car seat be allowed on the airplane?

Flying with children: Will your car seat be allowed on the airplane?

Ahhh, as if flying with children–and flying with car seats–weren’t challenging enough. Just recently, a flight attendant stopped my husband as we boarded a flight with the kids, saying skeptically, “Excuse me sir, but I’ll need to verify that car seat is approved for air travel.” It was our Sit N Stroll (since discontinued). I…

Pack This! Travel-size Doodle Pro (a poem)

Pack This! Travel-size Doodle Pro (a poem)

And now… for a truly inspired Pack This! feature. Our travel-size doodle pro has put on many miles (along with its lap-size counterpart, which is always helpful during road trips). If you don’t have one already, here are just a few reasons why I highly recommend a travel-size doodle pro for every traveling family.   How do I love…

Why and how to book a screened hotel babysitter or temporary nanny for your family vacation

Why and how to book a screened hotel babysitter or temporary nanny for your family vacation

Last month I addressed ways to help fit more travel into your family’s new year. Today? A helpful hint on fitting a little more ROMANCE into your family travels as well. If you can’t hop the next flight to Franklyn D. Resort in Jamaica, where an all-inclusive vacation includes your family’s own personal vacation nanny…

How to fit three car seats or boosters across the back seat of a small rental car

How to fit three car seats or boosters across the back seat of a small rental car

In case there aren’t enough logistical challenges to solve when traveling with one small child, or two young children, there are those of us who have the privilege of making travel work with three kids requiring car seats or safety boosters. I am a proud member of this club. This post contains affiliate links to…

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How to earn frequent flyer miles without even flying (or leaving your desk)

This is the third post in the “Fit more travel into your family’s new year” series this month. If you missed the earlier posts, you can start here. Following last week’s post: “Get (at least) one roundtrip flight with a mileage credit card,” I want to address one of the other best ways I’ve learned…