25 Ways to Entertain a Toddler On A Plane Without Having to Bring a Toy

Traveling with a little one and need some free, in-air entertainment for them? Read on for 25 surprisingly easy ways to entertain a toddler on a plane without having to bring a toy.

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I’m a Mom and a CEO

When I tell people that I have three kids, ages 5 and under, I am invariably asked some flavor of “Do you work?” This got me thinking: When we meet a man and find out that he has three kids – none of whom are old enough for kindergarten yet – do we ask him…

I Poop Trained My Baby. Here Is How It Went.

Diapers – the classic American baby icon. I started out as a diapering mom. And by the time my third kid came around, I had diapers coming out of my ears. I had a newborn (in diapers), a toddler (in diapers), and a preschooler (in diapers at night). I was in charge of purchasing, storing,…

6 Hilarious, Under-Appreciated Developmental Milestones

We have all heard about the major developmental milestones for infants and can probably name them off the top of our head or at least point to a chart that lists them. However, I’ve found that the “official” milestone charts tend to miss some of the truly enjoyable – and hilarious – first year milestones….

How I Fly Solo with 3 Kids Under 5

This past holiday, I flew solo with three kids under age 5. On purpose. Twice. Am I crazy or do I just like to party in the back of the plane? Flying with three kids – while not as relaxing as a day at the spa – is doable. From my experience, it all boils…

6 Baby Registry Principles to Live By

“OMGGGG you HAVE to buy this!” How many times have we said or heard this phrase, especially when it comes to baby gear? By the time we purchase everything recommended, a mortgage on The Chartwell Estate might look like a thrift store bargain (“I’ll take two, please.”). Not to fear though. All of that advice is almost…

7 Reasons Why Muslin Baby Blankets Are Awesome

Before I had kids, I couldn’t tell the difference between one baby blanket and another. Now that I’ve spent some major QT with babies and blankets, I can tell you that – hands down – muslin blankets are the best (Can I get an “Amen!”?!). Yes, that’s right; they are even better than the flannel footprint…

Raising Three Kids: Seeing a Doctor with a Newborn in Tow

Hello again from the trenches! Over the past few months, I have gotten to go to the doctor (my doctor) with my newborn in tow. In fact, I have seen one two three four doctors with junior: three specialists (one of which was my OB) and my good ol’ regular doctor. Mind you, before having three kids,…

Life with a Newborn: Take 3

The sleepless, drugged day-into-night time warp feeling has begun as has the overwhelming joy in having a new addition to the family (and to finally getting to enjoy chocolate and decaf coffee without heartburn again – hooray!).

Being our third time around the newborn baby block, I find myself thinking about how this time is different from all other times…