Posted by Chad Carter
The week before Christmas we packed up the house (at least it felt that way), loaded the car, and set off on a road trip north for a weeklong ski trip to Whistler, Canada. A beautiful winter wonderland with a drive that’s almost as stunning. It’s turned into somewhat of an every other year excursion for us, and this year was the first time Wyatt got to come along.
Traveling with a toddler is never easy. The stuff, the bulky cold weather clothes, the car activities, all had our car packed to the brim. We set off for the nine hour drive early on a Sunday morning wondering exactly how well Wyatt would do stuck in a car seat for so long?
Here’s how we succeeded.
Posted by Lauren Jimeson
I remember by first Christmas in New York City. My oldest daughter was only a few months old and we spent it in a tiny one bedroom apartment that my husband was renting until we officially moved up with him. I’d been to NYC many times before, but never this time of year. There is a magical vibe in the city that is unlike anything that I’ve ever felt before. Amongst the hustle and bustle of the city, there are lights, holiday window displays, ice skating rinks, giant Christmas trees, and more.
Even as a resident of the city, every year you still feel the need to play tourist and see all that they city has to offer. It’s even more magical when you see it through the eyes of your children.
Posted by Keiko Zoll
With Hanukkah having already begun and Christmas just around the corner, followed so closely by New Year’s celebrations, the Holiday Hustle is here. If you’re anything like our family, you might be trying to figure out how to shuttle your little ones between grandparents’ houses and plenty of holiday gatherings.
Here are four tips to help you survive – and enjoy! – the whirlwind of holidays ahead!
Posted by Chad Carter
Almost from day one, we’ve been reading to Wyatt and sharing books with him. He loves to flip through them, pointing at the pictures, and every time he sees a truck, he says, “vroom, vroom.”
We love giving him the chance to see new and wonderful things, and have made it a point to incorporate books into our daily schedule — whether it’s trips to the library for story time, using books to keep him still while changing, or reading a nightly book before bed.
Books have become a very important part of his daily ritual, which is why every time we travel, we also take a small library with us.
Posted by Janssen Bradshaw
Last week, a few days before my younger daughter turned two, we flew back from London after spending a semester there for my husband’s MBA program.
Of course, the 14-hour flight was only the beginning. Once we were back in the States, then it was time to deal with jet lag as we worked with an 8-hour time difference.
If holiday travel is in your plans, here are a couple of tricks for making the transition a little easier: