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Books for Kindergartener

My son is not yet reading, but he loves to have chapter books read aloud to him (my husband is currently reading Prince Caspian). I heard the Mercy Watson books are good (is that a boy or a girl pig?...Does that matter?). I want to start getting books that we can read together, but eventually he can read by himself. All we have are the big picture books like Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Bear Snores On. Does anyone know of any good books for this next level? Thanks!


Good Lip Balms?

My kindergartener has horribly chapped lips as well as the area all around...

By Car

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Who Should Travel?

I know I will get a good mix of answers to this question....and I am looking forward to them. When a family has small children (new baby, other smalls at home), do you think it is equally their responsibility to travel to visit grandparents, or do you think that because traveling with small children (baby is breastfeeding still) is a task, that most visitors should come to the family with smalls most times? Obviously there will be exceptions just like every question, ie if someone is handicapped and cannot travel, etc etc. I am...


To Travel or Not...

I am about to start a full time job after freelancing for the last 7 years....

Infant Travel Advice

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Overseas Travel Advice?

My husband, daughter, mother-in-law and I will be traveling to the U.K. soon. We used to live there and are seasoned travelers...but this will be our first visit with our daughter. She will be 17 months old when we make the trip. The 7-8 hour flight will be her first. We are looking for advice on overseas travel, long flights, and jetlag/sleeping schedules with baby. Thanks for your help!


Pregnancy and Travel

Hey Mamas - I am currently 24 weeks pregnant, high-risk only based on the...


Travel to Mexico

Good Morning, I just need some advice. My husband and our 2 children...


Taking a Trip

Hello Moms, It has been a while, I hope all is well with all mothers. I...

Pregnancy and Travel

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Flying in Third Trimester

I am wondering if anyone has an experience with flying in the third trimester. My sister died yesterday and I can't imagine not going to her funeral to be with my family. I am 35 weeks now, I might be 36 weeks on the return flight. I have heard airlines won't allow you to fly after 36 weeks even with a doctor's note? My pregnancy is going fine and there are no complications.


Traveling by Car

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Long Car Ride

Does anyone have any ideas and tips on how to keep my 2 year old entertained for an 8 hour car ride. I plan to do a few stops because I also have an 8 month old that I have to feed, but she gets very antsy in the car even for short trips. Thanks for the info!


Games for Car Ride

Hello fellow moms! We are about to take our 4 kids (ages 4-12) in a VERY...

Traveling by Plane

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Breast Pumping on Airplane Flight

I am taking a trip across country soon and I am concerned about breast pumping on the long plane ride. Until recently I didn't even know breast pumping on the airplane was a option. I am currently using the Medela Symphony pump and solely pumping about every 3 to 4 hours at home. The first leg of the flight is 5 hours and the second leg is 3 hours. This does not include extra time to be at the airport and I am unable to pump during the layover in Atlanta. (I hear you have to run to the gate to transfer flights). I am worried about...


Carseats in Airplane

Do you know if the carseats fit into airplane seats well? We will be flying...


Whole Family

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Where to Vacation???

So my husband and i are thinking of taking a vacation togeather next year for our 5 year anniversary and leaving the kids with grandma and grandpa. We have never been on a vacation before and never went on a honey moon. We are thinking maybe a cruise, but are open to any options. My question is where have you vacationed that you really loved? What time of the year is best to go on a cruise or to the place you went? We are open to any time of year and are planning on being gone maybe like 5 days. We are looking for someplace warm, fun, not...


Vacation, but Where?

Dear Moms, I need a vacation, I can go on one.... but I can't decide where?...

With Girlfriends

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40Th Birthday Girlfriend Getaway to Where??

So, I turn 40 at the end of this year and I would prefer celebrating it with a few close girl friends on a wonderful getaway to somewhere. But where? Doing what? I am open to endless possibilities, but unfortunately our bank account doesn't support high end trips. all have such fabulous ideas and input, I can not resist asking for your input! Oh, I am not tied to any particular time of year - so throw it out there! *EDIT* I am willing to spend around $500 (give or take a bit) - I just can't afford the $3,000 trip to Los Cabos...

Without Kids

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Travel Without Kids

A little husband and I LOVE TO TRAVEL. We live for it. Sure, I'd like to remodel my kitchen but between that and a great trip, bring out the suitcases! So we have 4 year old and 7 week old sons. Our 4 year old has traveled more than many adults I know including international trips starting at a very young age. And we are big believers in traveling without kids as well - I think its good for our marriage and our general sanity, and we have grandparents in town who have always jumped at the chance for some alone time...