Surprising Advice All Parents Need to Make Traveling With Kids Go Smoother

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There are some parents who do not believe in traveling with small children because they think that they won't remember the trip, or maybe there's too much to pack, or sleeping with a baby in tow might be difficult -- or maybe they're worried it's too expensive. But then there are the other parents, like... Read more

Traveling With a Baby Can Be Fun — Trust Me!

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In the months leading up to our first flight with the babe, my husband let all sorts of awful scenarios fill his head: Evie screaming her head off the entire way from Chicago to Mexico; us making our way through security while drawing death-ray stares from the child-free fliers behind us. “Mostly,” he says, “my... Read more

Beyonce and Baby Blue Set Sail With a Kiss!

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The Queen B is back, y'all! While the Northeast braced for snow, wind and bitterly cold temperatures, Beyonce, Jay Z and adorable baby Blue kept it real cool, setting sail aboard some beautiful boat to a getaway on some beautiful island. We're over here like Hey! Can we get an invite!? (But seriously -- can we?)... Read more

A Survival Guide for Traveling with Kids

Matthew RichmondMatthew Richmond
Holiday travel is stressful enough -- but toss babies and kids into the mix? Now you've got the potential for a mind-numbing, stress-inducing, blood-pressure-raising disaster. Having just completed an 8-hour train ride with two kids, one husband, stroller, car seat, two suitcases, backpacks and various other accoutrement in tow, I came up with a few ways... Read more

Why I’m in Favor of Kid-Free Flights

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Every time the subject of children on airplanes comes up -- which is a lot -- people get very touchy. Even I went on a bit of a rant when Tuesdays with Morrie author Mitch Albom complained about being annoyed by kids on flights a while back. But guess what? I’m all in favor... Read more

5 Things New Yorkers Taught My Kids in 5 Days

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Last week my kids (9 and 6) had the opportunity to join me on a work trip and experience Manhattan for the first time. Needless to say, they were blown away. Seeing this city through their eyes, I was blown away too - and more than of just the sights, but of the rich lessons... Read more

Bumpie Tip of the Week: Summer Travel with Baby

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What to pack: "Bring the obvious stuff: Diapers, wipes, butt cream, clothes.  Take anything you currently use for the bedtime routine (white noise machine, swaddler, blankets).  If you're driving, you could also fit a stroller, boppy or bouncy chair.  If you bring a Pack 'n Play, bring sheets for the mattress." -Jenny952 "Not all rest... Read more

Flying With Baby? You May Not Get to Pre-Board

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Traveling is already stressful, but add at least one baby and it can get pretty darn tough. For a long time, airlines have offered pre-boarding for families with small children, so they could get on the plane and settled before the rest of the passengers crowd the aisles. But now, according to USA Today,... Read more