Coloring books are the perfect travel toys: hours of fun yet they still fold flat and stow away when the time comes. In a world swarming with licensed characters, a few lone indie artists give hope to parents who dig melted crayons out from under car seats, or magic erase marker doodles from car seats. Here is a round up of some favorites: New York CIty Coloring Book by Windows of Agate Henna Tattoo Inspired Colouring Book by Inkbook Matta India Colouring Book by Claudia Pearson Robots Reusable Washable Coloring Bookk by Baby Zebra Creations Flowers from Istanbul Coloring Book by Kleurboek For the older crew (i.e. mom…or dad) Hunky Dudes Coloring Book by Team Art Delights I Love Australia Coloring Book by Berlin Roses […]

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After you went through the process of applying for your passport (or maybe before), it’s time for the fun part: shopping! The top cutest passport covers from around the web, here they are: Angry Owls Passport Cover by BaffinBags DIY Monogramed Passport Cover Project by DCWV Kids Travel Accessories in Whale Print by Ciao Bella Travel. Travel Passport Case by Maggani Recycled Comic Book Passport Cover by Dumb Kid Designs Rainbow Linen Passport Holder by Beledien Handmade Cat Passport Cover by Ozzy and Lulu Alien Passport in Russian (“Citizens of Galaxy”) by Crowhouse Balloon Passport Cover by Craft and Sweet Vintage Car Leather Passport Cover by LeatherDruid Monster Passport Cover by Owl Say Designs Mermaid Passport Cover by Smile Recipe

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Baby it’s cold outside! As a Florida family, I was a bit confused as to how to keep baby warm on our trip to Europe for Christmas break. We bundle up with long sleeves, pants and blankets on our cold weather mornings…when the temperature dips below 60 degrees Fahrenheit! How would we survive actual winter weather? Here are four options that we found, not only from our own experience but from watching other parents navigate their tiny bundles of red nosed munchkins down the frozen streets. This may seem like common knowledge to everyone with kids in Northern climates, but it is a much needed round up of options for us “barefoot in March” sect. 1. Layer. layer. layer. layer. Finding good winter clothing in […]

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There is a new blog posting over at Keeper of the House with an in depth look at how Stephanie and her family are holding up on their one year around the world adventure…with four young kids. Right now they are in Argentina. Stop by and see how they are handling packing for six… backpacker style, laundry without a washer and adapting to cooking in Buenos Aires.

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Gushers, Doritos and Cheetos, oh mi! There are a lot of snack options on the market these days, but not necessarily ones you want to feed to your kids…especially if you are going to be cooped up on a plane, train or automobile with them. Sugar or corn syrup induced tantrums, for those of us in the states who have to make purchasing decisions around this sticky stuff are no way to start a family vacation. Here are a few options for healthy kid snacks, whether straight from the grocery shelves or whipped up in the kitchen a few days before, depending on your style. Anything that is noted with a handmade alternative can also be purchased online through places like etsy, you just have to do […]

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Determined to bring your fluff with you on vacation? The only thing standing in your way: Where do I wash them? Well, you have some options, plus a few tips no matter which way of washing you choose. Use liners. You won’t have the luxury of a high pressure diaper sprayer like you do at home, so using diaper liners is important. Pack travel size detergent. By using a funnel and 2″x3″ poly bags, you can . create individual use sizes of your  diaper friendly detergent to take with you. If you currently use liquid detergent, try switching to powder for the trip, it will cause less mess and be less weight. Try a load or two at home first, being on vacation is a bad time to […]

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Diapers, an evil necessity when traveling with baby. Even if you are EC’ing (Elimination Communication), the change of routine and scenery might throw everything off and you’ll require a back up plan. So what is a family to do when on the road with a member or two of the diaper crew? Well, there are a few options: 1. Buying Diapers or Nappies on the Go Believe it or not, babies use diapers in other areas of the world, nation and state, maybe not if you are going to on a deep safari or a remote area of a third world country but for the most part, they are going to have . And guess what? They all function in the same sort of way! Before you […]

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