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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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Travel Advice

Any advice on airline travel with an infant? My partner and I will be making a short flight to Cincinnati for Christmas with our daughter who will then be 3 months old. Thanks for any tips to make the journey as smooth as possible :)



We're planning to fly to Seattle this summer with our 2 kids. Our daughter...


Pregnancy and Travel

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

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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Family Vacation

Hello! We are wanting to take a family vacation this summer. We have a 4 and 2 yr old. Looking for some suggestions on where to go and where to stay. Thanks so much!!



So, thanks to my husbands new job (and amazing new paycheck) we are going on...


Where to Vacation???

So my husband and i are thinking of taking a vacation togeather next year...

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...


Girlfriend Getaway

My sister and I are hoping to get some quiet relaxing time away from...

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...