Driving Distracted: How’s YOUR Driving?

September is National Child Passenger Safety month and while ensuring that your child’s car seat is properly installed, this is only on part of the equation when it comes to ensuring the safety of your family. Today we’d like to address driving while distracted, something most of us are guilty of at one point or another. We also offer some tips on staying focused while driving so that you keep not only your children safe but yourself as well.

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Dad’s Guide to Staying Close to the Family While on the Road

Dads Guide to Staying Close to the Family While on the Road

Unfortunately, some of us have to pack our suitcases up often for our jobs– and as much as we don’t like leaving our families, knowing that a week here, or a month there is just what we signed up to do.  Obligation overtakes heartache, and we grab our sick-packs, neck rolls and toothbrushes to board our airline of choice to rack up our frequent flier miles, and off we go across the globe.

Up until the last ten years, if you traveled for work, you were a slave to the hotel room’s phones, lobby pay phones, post cards, and snail mail to stay in touch.  And even if you were able to get in touch with a loved one… time was limited because there was actually a time where we paid long distances fees to talk from state to state.  Any veteran military spouse can tell you technology has come a very long way from what it used to be.

The truth is technology is so unbelievable today that a lonesome traveler doesn’t have to suffer the hotel-room-blues anymore.  Speaking from our own experiences, here are some tips to staying close to your family while you’re gone.

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The Perfect Babymoon to the Southwest

The Perfect Babymoon to the Southwest

Are you hoping and dreaming for a little time away before the baby comes? A Babymoon, of sorts, to reconnect with your partner and celebrate your love and connection as a couple, before becoming a family? If you’re in the market for a posh location in the Southwest, where tradition meets luxury, look no further than the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado.

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Breastfeeding During The Holidays

Holidays can present some challenges for the breastfeeding mother: busy schedules that result in missed feedings; traveling with pumped breast milk; tempting seasonal libations; and well-meaning but unsolicited advice on breastfeeding from family are among the challenges you may face. Arm yourself with the information below to ensure you meet your own personal breastfeeding goals.

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Tips for Holiday Travel with Toddlers and Preschoolers

Tips for holiday travel with toddlers
If you’re traveling this holiday season, you may be wondering how to ensure an enjoyable and stress-free journey for your family. Traveling with toddlers and preschoolers is a lot different from traveling with a baby, especially if she’s potty training or never taken a big trip before. Read on for some tips for creating a positive holiday travel experience.

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Holiday Travel in Style

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With the winter holidays here, most of us are starting to dread the travel rush, the eternal dilemma of what to pack, the hours spent in cars or airports, the sheer exhaustion that shows on our faces when we finally arrive at the destination and, of course, the challenge of travelling comfortably but in style. Today we would like to present to you a few tips on how to travel light and comfortably without sacrificing style.

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Fun Travel Games for Kids

“Are we there yet?” If you’ve ever traveled with children, chances are you’ve heard that phrase a time or two. On your next family vacation decrease the boredom and up the excitement with some of these great travel games for kids. You may even enjoy them, too!

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DIY Mom Survival Kit

Nothing is worse than when you are running errands with your kids and disaster strikes. The baby has a diaper blowout and you don’t have any diapers with you. Your toddler trips on the sidewalk, skinning their knee, but you can’t find a bandaid. You’re stuck waiting for car repairs with no good distraction for your antsy child. These are situations you can avoid with a few dollars and a few minutes of planning and prep-work to create the ultimate Mom Survival Kit.

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Hotel Germ Safety: Staying Healthy From Check-In To Check-Out

Traveling with your family can be an exciting experience. Introducing your children to new people and places is not only fun, but educational and developmentally stimulating. While most people find vacations away from home relaxing, many parents might find it stressful to bring their children into a new environment, such as a hotel, that they had no control over cleaning and sanitizing. The following are some of the most important warning signs to look for when staying at a hotel, and tips on how to keep your family healthy from check-in to check-out!

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