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  • Friday Postcard from an NYC family trip to Switzerland

    September 11, 2014

    I recently took a trip with my husband and 17-month-old daughter to visit Switzerland, a country with deep rooted family ties. My 93-year-old grandmother was born and raised outside of Zurich. I grew up listening to her tell stories about life in Switzerland in a thick European accent. Beginning at the age of 5 and […]

  • 5 Ways to help a solo parent traveling on a plane

    August 18, 2014

    Over the past five years I have traveled a lot with my kids. At least half of that travel I have done without my husband, possibly more. In the beginning I would never ask for help. I would assume I was a burden on every other passenger because I dared to get on a plane […]

  • How YOU can help a parent with a screaming child on a plane

    August 4, 2014

    We’ve all been there. You settle into your airplane seat, pull out your book and the plane takes off. Then it happens. You are jolted out of your trashy romance novel and pushed into the realm of the screaming child. Well, you won’t put up with this. No! You are going to give dirty looks, snicker […]

  • Stop staring at my screaming child on the plane

    July 16, 2014

    The following occurred on a flight from Florida to Seattle in May. The events are real. The tears were real. The wine was delicious.  Tears were pooling and threatened to spill. Ugh. I tilted my head back hoping they wouldn’t. I don’t think I could handle the added looks of pity if I began to […]

  • Flying with children: get seated together on your next flight

    July 14, 2014

    All to often a family will get on a plane and realize that they are not seated together. It’s frustrating, because really, if you booked your seats at the same time, shouldn’t the airline naturally seat you together? Oh, and you booked child tickets, which designate your kids as being under the age of 12 […]

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