Chalk Talk

Chalk Talk

I’m a firm believer that well-behaved children should also be allowed in restaurants that don’t encourage them to color on the tables. But if you’re willing to take that leap, then it’s up to you to keep the kids occupied in ways that...
Just Say No to Airplane Blankets

Just Say No to Airplane Blankets

Thanks to living far away from friends and family, I’m always on the look out for products that make family flights easier (or at least, less painful). Take the handy blanket and pillow sets from Lug, a smart company that creates products catering specifically...
Gotta Get a Dwell

Gotta Get a Dwell

A reader recently emailed asking about cool toiletry cases for kids. My answer was that most of them are pretty lame, and you’re better off sticking with something basic from your local CVS. (Not that he knows it though – my email bounced back twice....
The Friendly Skies Just Got Friendlier

The Friendly Skies Just Got Friendlier

I’ve just returned from our first ever overseas trip with two children in tow. Thankfully (seriously, thank you powers-that-be) they were both exemplary travelers. While I’d like to think that my stellar parenting skills are entirely responsible, I have to...
Baby Jail Makeover

Baby Jail Makeover

As a fairly frequent flyer, I’ve always packed my own portable play yard because, well, you know why. The thought of using a hotel crib or that borrowed play yard that’s been growing mold in your friend’s basement for a few years gives me shivers on...
Kaboost Makes My Heart Go Kaboom

Kaboost Makes My Heart Go Kaboom

Okay so maybe we’re the last shopping blog to cover the new KABOOST chair booster. What can I say – we’re picky and it looked a little too good to be true. I had to try it out for myself. Holy heck is this thing brilliant. I’m torn between...
Send The Kids Packing

Send The Kids Packing

I spent longer than I’d like to admit searching for a good overnight bag to send with the kid (now kids) to Grandma’s this summer. During that time I made use of old messenger bags, duffels that still smelled like Daddy’s gym clothes and even CVS...

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