How Mater & McQueen Can Help Your Baby Nap in the Car

Temperament.  It matters. Yes, in a perfect Pixar world you'd put your baby in the car seat and he'd sleep all the way to Radiator Springs.  (If that's you, congratulations.  You can stop reading.) For the rest of us, though, napping on a road trip is hit or miss.  Today I'm going to share two main approaches to tackling this age-old problem. The first approach I'm calling "The Mater ... [Continue Reading]

How to Keep Your Baby Pilgrim Happy at Grandma’s This Thanksgiving

Whether you're traveling over the river and through the woods, or just driving across town to Grandma's house this year, trying to manage Thanksgiving with a baby in tow can be stressful. You’ve got nap-time routines and feeding schedules to follow Everyone’s going to want their “turn” to hold the baby You have to make sure he’s not overwhelmed by all the extra people The noise level ... [Continue Reading]

What Every Parent Should Know About Flying with a Baby

It's one thing to take your baby on a long car ride. It's a completely new nightmare to enclose your infant in 2x2 space and tell him he can't move for several hours while sitting in a capsule with hundreds of complete strangers. Strangers who all seem poised to mark up some "Parent Evaluation Form" the flight attendants must pass out when you land. It's nerve-racking. Today we're ... [Continue Reading]

Hiking with a Toddler Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

Does the thought of hiking with your toddler send you up a mountain of panic? Are you shaking in your hiking boots as you envision hitting the trails? Even in the most predictable environment, toddlers are a handful. They have zero sense of danger, their balance is questionable, and they will not hesitate to run into traffic when given the chance. Put them in the Great Outdoors and who knows ... [Continue Reading]

Your First Getaway: How to Confidently Leave Your Baby Behind

Do you ever find yourself dreaming of a summer getaway? Just think of the possibilities. You could... Relax on the beach. Read a whole book. Eat a meal in peace. Enjoy your husband without interruption. Please girl, you could take a nap! Sounds like paradise, doesn't it? I know what you're thinking. "Yes, it sounds lovely in theory...but I'm a mom.  How on earth am I ... [Continue Reading]

DIY: Build a Baby Car Kit in 3 Easy Steps

Has this ever happened to you before? You're out running errands, when baby feels the urge to empty his tummy of everything he's ever eaten. Suddenly you find yourself in the bathroom, searching your bag for something to mop up your baby, yourself, your diaper bag, and the old lady he unloaded on at the grocery store. At the bottom of the diaper bag, you uncover, like an enthusiastic gold ... [Continue Reading]

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