Hotel Review: La Nesquière, Family-Friendly Bed and Breakfast, Provence

One of the biggest challenges I find traveling with kids is finding a family-friendly bed and breakfast for accommodations for a family of five. This has been particularly more challenging in Europe. Typically, accommodations max out at three to four persons. Our criteria for looking for family-friendly accommodations in Provence include an authentic experience.  Location is also important, as we want to access lavender fields and kid-friendly…

5 Reasons Kids Should Watch The Women’s World Cup 2019

Want to know why your kids SHOULD watch the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019?  Ok, first, full disclosure, I am a soccer mom. A full-fledged soccer mom. I am so soccer mom, I have soccer balls roll out of my trunk when I load my groceries. I have to move my soccer chairs to make room for one of my kids' friends in my car. I once washed…

London With Toddlers

Guest Post on TravelingMom Traveling to London with toddlers? I lived there when my kids were ages 4, 1 and 1. If you want an experienced mom's perspective, check out my guest post on TravelingMom about 8 Great Things to Do in London With Toddlers (and how to get them excited for the trip!) These are my best tips for visiting London with tots…

The Best Tips For Flying With Kids By Age Group

One of the most common reasons friends tell me they don't travel with their kids is they fear the plane part.  The idea of being confined to a small space in a flying vessel for an extended period of time overwhelms them. What if the kids get hungry, bored, antsy, or upset?  They tell me stories of the rough experiences they had and how it scarred them. I know…

Traveling With Kids: Guide For Beginners

Before having kids, I was very well-traveled. I went on a choir tour to Europe in college, lived abroad twice, traveled to more than 25 countries and worked for an educational travel company.  Travel is important to my husband and me. So, naturally, when I discovered I was pregnant with my first child while living in Paris…after thinking ” hooray!”… I wondered how I would…

The 8 Best Products for Kids’ Carry-on Bags

Long before my husband and I had children, we were avid travelers. We both traveled quite a bit for work, and as much as possible, for leisure. We had packing down to a science and were able to maneuver airports and planes like ninjas in the night. Then, we started to travel with babies. Packing a carry-on to travel with a kid became quite an ordeal. As our family…