I allow both of my toddlers access to iPads when we travel. Whether in the car, plane, or train. For me, it isn’t about quantity, but quality. Are they mindlessly watching movie after movie or are they learning the alphabet, counting, shapes or colors? I recently asked several other mothers what educational applications they love for their preschool age kids. I compiled their answers and below you will find the most recommended apps for toddlers.Read More
Leavenworth is an exceptionally family friendly town. We had no problems keeping our toddlers busy, happy and full. If your family is headed to the PNW or to Washington State, be sure to add a stop in Leavenworth. Whether you bring your baby, toddler, or teenager you will not be disappointed. There are toddler friendly hikes, ample playground space, a pedestrian friendly downtown area, bike rentals and even an indoor Activity Center for kids (in case of snow or rain!).Read More
If you have the opportunity to take yourself or your family to Idaho, go. There is truly something for everyone from babies to toddlers to big kids and teenagers. Idaho is an ideal spot for families looking to reconnect in the great outdoors. I can’t wait to find myself back in grips of the Pacific Northwest (and yes! Idaho is actually a part of the PNW!)Read More
"Traveling with a picky eater can be frustrating, but it doesn't have to stop you! We have had a lot of luck finding comparable snacks and drinks our kids are familiar with when we travel; even overseas."
In our experience, jet lag can really hinder the first days of your new adventure. We have spent days upon days living with no sleep, trying to enjoy ourselves in a new country, but failing miserably. We have also arrived at a destination 8 hours ahead of our normal time zone with no jet lag at all -- a miracle! Through trial and error, we have found several ways to help overcome, minimize or even avoid jet-lag all together with our kids.Read More
Bern is often one of the forgotten cities of Switzerland; overshadowed by places like Zermatt, Zurich & the towns surrounding the peaks of Jungfrau & Schilthorn. The thing is, Bern is the Capitol of Switzerland. It's central to seemingly everything in Switzerland. It was perfect for us. We booked a 4 night stay in a highly rated Airbnb.Read More
Packing light has become my focus lately. With 2 toddlers, it is very easy for us to over pack our bags. We have traveled with so many bags that between the two of us, we couldn't carry all the stuff and the kids. That is not how I want to travel. We want to be efficient, but also have all of our necessities when we arrive.Read More
“The real question we as parents need to ask ourselves is: Is the short duration of the flight worth skipping an entire adventure? For us, the answer is no. We take them. We get through the flights. We get through the mile high poop diapers & melt downs. We get through by finding some really great ways of dealing with all that comes with bringing the kids along for life's ultimate adventures.”Read More