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10 Tips for Cruising with a Toddler

Last winter, my family celebrated Christmas and rang in the New Year aboard a 10-night, Caribbean cruise. Cruising is a great vacation option with toddlers because you get to visit multiple places without having to repack at each destination. Also, the crew is super friendly with little ones, and will shower your kiddo with attention […]

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Deployment with Baby at Home

My son was 11 months old in when my army reserve unit was given its mobilization orders to be part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Before this point, being in the army had meant one weekend a month and two weeks in the summer of training; not taking up a lot of time, it was mostly forgotten throughout […]

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Summer Road Trip: Visit Wichita!

We have partnered with Visit Wichita to highlight what Wichita, Kansas has to offer for a weekend getaway. However, all opinions are those of the writer.When planning our summer, we were looking for easy road trips. We did our big family vacation in February so we needed something with an easy car ride from KC, […]

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We All Need More Staycations in Our Lives

Memories are made in the summer. From biking, to swimming and sleepovers children live for the excitement of the school-free months. Studies are increasingly emphasizing the need for parents and children to take a break from the everyday pressures and ongoing stresses experienced throughout the year. Cue the much needed summer vacation, a time for family […]

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Flying with Kids

Ah, flying. The “luxury” mode of transportation we love to hate. Long security lines, ever increasing ticket prices and being uncomfortably packed in like sardines with 150 strangers. In the rare event your flight goes smoothly, it can be a nice relaxing reprieve from your everyday hustle and bustle. An hour or more to zone […]

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When Your Baby Hates the Car

When Your Baby Hates the Car

So, your baby hates the car. I get it. I’ve been there, with both of my children. It’s beyond miserable for everyone involved. The baby is crying hysterically, the siblings are covering their ears trying to drown out the screams, and the parents…oh the poor, poor parents are merely trying to survive. If you are […]

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Winter Car Seat Safety Reminders

Hi, mama! Winter is coming, and this is a great time to chat about some car seat safety reminders. We have all seen the sanctimommy who just can’t keep herself from dispensing unsolicited advice. I promise it won’t be like that! I am not a CPST (Child Passenger Safety Technician), but I am mom to a one-year-old and […]

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Quick Tips for Road Trips with Kids

Quick Tips for Road Trips with Kids

I’ll be honest – the main reason my family road trips everywhere is because buying airfare for six and then getting a rental car is stinking expensive! I absolutely would rather (most times) jet off to our vacation destinations, arriving more rested and have more time to spend there. That’s not realistic for us though, so […]

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