Archive for tag 'travel'


Some Tips on Traveling WITHOUT Your Kids

Just three weeks ago, Mr. Piñata and I returned from a 9 day trip to Italy! We have always wanted to take a trip to Europe together, but due to various circumstances (mostly financial), this was the first time it really made sense, so we were quite excited about the chance. Mr. Piñata’s sister and [...]


Flying Solo with a 2 Year Old – What’s in my Bag

In a few weeks, we are heading on our family vacation to Hilton Head, South Carolina. Because of puppy logistics, rather than flying together as a family, Colin and I will be flying down on our own and meeting Mr. C in Georgia. Here is what I plan to bring to help us pass the time [...]


10 Tips For Cruising with a Baby

Cruising is one of my favorite ways to travel, and I knew that once I had a baby I wasn’t going to let that stop me from hopping aboard a ship. We recently went on a cruise, so I’m excited to share some tips and tricks we learned along the way! I really tried to [...]


Traveling through the ages, gear edition

Many mamas have already put together great posts about what to buy for airline travel with children of various ages, but while packing for our seventh or eighth plane trip with my son (and my third set of solo flights), I was pleased to note how many things I bought have been useful in various [...]

When Mama travels, Mama-edition

I’ve written about how we handle my travel for my family’s sake, but I also have a few tips for how I respect my own needs when I travel. I maximize my time away. If I’m going to take time away from my family, alone, I’m not going to spend it watching reality TV in [...]

When Mama travels

As a corporate mama, I travel periodically and have done so since my son was a year old. The details of scheduling and communication have changed based on his age, but one important lesson I’ve learned and remind myself of is that my son and husband find new and surprising ways to connect and function [...]

It's nto crazy driving with all these kids...not at all.

Traveling over the Holidays with Kids

As we were starting to make plans for the holidays, my in laws were trying to figure out when would be a good time to visit their family in Utah.  They wanted to take the kids to see the snow, so they were talking about dates in the winter. I mentioned that the boys were [...]

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