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Travel Tips

Busy Bag For Preschool and Elementary Age Kids to Share

Busy Bag For Preschool and Elementary Age Kids to Share My kids are five years apart, ages 8 and 3, so of course they have different interests and abilities. But I have discovered that I can pack a travel busy bag that captures the interest of both my elementary age daughter, Ella and preschool age … Continue reading »

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What to Pack in a Travel Emergency Kit As a flight attendant, I stay in a lot of hotels. Every time I hear about an earthquake or another natural disaster, I think about what I would need in a travel emergency kit if I was away from home when disaster hit. The majority of my … Continue reading »

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Anytime Fun with Marshmallows

If you’re looking for a fun activity whether on the plane or at home trying to avoid the summer heat, grab a bag of mini-marshmallows! You can have so much fun with marshmallows.  If you lick one end then it sticks! Ella had fun sticking them on her nose. Of course this can get a … Continue reading »

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QUICK TIP: PACK SPARE CLOTHES Welcome to Travel Tuesday Quick Tip, a weekly series where I share a quick tip for flying with kids. Most of these tips apply whether or not you have kids. This week my tip is to pack spare clothes. What do I mean? Of course when you’re flying you’re packing … Continue reading »

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SURVIVING THE AUTO-FLUSH TOILET In almost every airport restroom there is one thing which strikes fear in the souls of most small children: the auto-flush toilet. The noise of it is bad enough, but if you are a tiny child, already afraid of falling into the huge toilet, to have that toilet flush while you … Continue reading »

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Quick Tip: Pack Battery Backup

For today’s Travel Tip, I’m sharing with you as usual my tips from the viewpoint of both a flight attendant and a mom. My goal in this blog is to help parents enjoy flying with their kids, as they feel confident and empowered when they are fully prepared. This tip about battery backup is for … Continue reading »

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Reduce Anxiety for Your Sensitive Child

If you have a child who is sensitive to his/her environment, the airport can be overwhelming. The lights can be harsh and the crowds and noise can be scary to a sensitive child. One way to help reduce the sensory overload is to let your child wear a floppy hat. This will help decrease some … Continue reading »

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Choosing Shannon Airport for Your Ireland Flight

Have you ever felt like an airport was a highlight of your trip? I have! Twice. And both times it was Shannon Airport on the west coast of Ireland. Guest Author Jody Halstead, of Ireland Family Vacations, shares with us her insight on the Shannon Airport:  Arriving in Ireland as the sun begins to peek … Continue reading »

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How to Keep Your Child Who Runs Away Safe

Child Safety-When Your Child Runs Away If your child is like my three year old son, John, and runs away from you for fun, or from lack of impulse control, you definitely need to make plans to keep him/her safe in airports. John has put me to the test on this many times. Here’s our … Continue reading »

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St. Thomas With Kids: Day One Beach Day

St. Thomas Day One: Beach Day Wondering what to do on your St. Thomas Vacation? Follow our series, St. Thomas With Kids, to see what we did on our 6 days in St. Thomas with our 7 year old, Ella, and 3 year old, John. Here is Day One: (This post contains links to products … Continue reading »

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