Lately I’ve been traveling alone for some work functions and conferences. Not having to wrangle kids has given me the opportunity to notice some of the other things going on in the travel world. In short, it has opened my eyes to some very annoying things going on at airports everywhere. 1) When I travel alone, I never check bags. I pack lightly and strategically so that … [Read more...] about Traveling Mysteries and Annoyances
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Traveling with your kids this spring break? Here are some tips for making traveling easier when you're bringing the kids, and EVERY mom could use that, right? 1. Pack Light Bring only the essentials. The more you bring, the more you have to keep up with and the heavier the bags. Some car rental companies also rent child safety seats and some hotels offer childproof rooms or … [Read more...] about 10 Tips for Traveling with Your Kids
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 have as our PTA president or the leader of our … [Read more...] about Airplanes, Kids and Moms Stuck in the Middle
Have you ever noticed that some friends you go to lunch with spend the whole time complaining? They complain about their lives, about the behavior of others and about the likelihood that life’s only going to get harder for them. Have you ever noticed that you leave these encounters feeling badly? Then you lunch with friends who just let bad events roll off their backs, make … [Read more...] about Are You Bringing Baggage To Lunch?
Please tell me I’m 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 I’m 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 … [Read more...] about Baby on Board: The Highs (and Lows) of Plane Travel