Airplanes, Kids and Moms Stuck in the Middle


You see a bedraggled, pinched-face mom struggling to placate small kids in an airport. What’s your immediate reaction? You may have heard the United Airlines horror story of New Jersey mom Elit Kirschenbaum. I’ve known Elit for years. She is a generous, kind, smart, extremely dedicated mom — the kind of woman we all want to […]

5 Tips for Looking Your Best After Airplane Travel


Since many of us will be flying this holiday season, we’ve enlisted the help of Travelocity Senior Editor,  Courtney Scott to share her advice for feeling super fresh while flying. Travel is supposed to be glamorous, right?  Well, I can’t think of anything less glamorous than the feeling you have after eight hours on a plane.  Stiff neck, […]

Getting Your Child to Sleep While on Vacation


Vacation. Its a great time for families to experience new things and have fun adventures, but it can also wreak havoc on a childs sleep routine. Sleeping in a new place is never easy and you can expect that there will be interruptions to the sleeping patterns that your children have become so accustomed to. Knowing this going in – in addition to the tips below – will make for a smoother transition and a better vacation time for all!

7 Ways To Work Out While You’re Waiting At The Airport


The holiday season is upon us and besides all of the food temptations that we are presented with, there is also the issue of all the time spent sitting. My advice? Make the most out of every moment while traveling.It will help youburn the calories you need to say “yes” to that extra piece of pie and have the energy you need to keep up with your little ones after all they’ve had their fill of dessert!

When One Parent Travels… A Lot


For the last 2.5 years, Daddy-o has been a FIFO (Fly In, Fly Out) Father. His current client requires that he be onsite during the week so as such, he arrives home on Friday nights, then leaves again on Sunday evenings. I have not written about it because I was advised not to go public that I was alone during the week. But since I dont feel vulnerable, if someone wants to break …

Baby on Board: The Highs (and Lows) of Plane Travel


Please tell me Im not the only parent who first thought the idea of traveling with a baby was about as fun as getting sprayed in the face while changing a diaper (moms with little boys, you know what Im talking about). Excuse the visual, but prior to traveling with my son, just the sheer thought was overwhelming. Not only did I have no clue what to pack, how to manage the security …