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Travel with Toddlers: 11 Ways to Ease the Pain

Travel with Toddlers: 11 Ways to Ease the Pain

When you picture travel with toddlers, what do you imagine? Recently a friend told me, “Well, you know, it was really getting past the time when we should be traveling with my daughter.” At the time, her daughter had just turned about 15 months. I don’t think it’s a secret that traveling with youngsters from ages one to three can be challenging. Well, OK, fraught with peril is a more accurate description. Before they can walk, kids can be distracted,…

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Safe Family Vacation Spots in 2017: places to go considering hurricanes, earthquakes and Zika

Safe Family Vacation Spots in 2017: places to go considering hurricanes, earthquakes and Zika

The images of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma flashed across the TV. Waves rolled against deserted┬ábeaches under an ominous sky. Neighbors pulled one another through flooded streets in pontoon boats. Not that my two year old noticed, as immersed as she is lately in┬áPaw Patrol. As I watched the Weather Channel, I wanted to wrap her in a protective bubble or lock her high up in a tower, far away from the horrifying stories of digging through rubble in Mexico City…

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Why I Travel with my Toddler

Why I Travel with my Toddler

My husband said I was being irrational, an unpleasant side effect of watching far too many zombie movies. I worried constantly about bringing a child into the post-9/11 world. The twentieth century had altered the world so dramatically, and the 21st seemed to hurtle at breakneck speeds. Globalization holds such promise, but inspires fear and has led to a nationalism and xenophobia that I find unsettling. It did not seem fair to bring a child into this Brave New World….

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