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Jen R should have been a spy; she would have been really great at it. Instead, she has found limitless happiness raising a future international man of mystery. She is a writer, a maker of suppers, a kisser of boo boos and a finder of lost things. She would always prefer to watch politics than sports and will never watch a soap opera...ever.

Website Makes Roadtrips Easy

The holidays are fast approaching and many of us have to travel a long way to get a taste of that turkey. If your family is preparing to journey to the ends of the Earth, in search of green bean casserole and gravy slathered mashed potatoes, you may want to check out myscenicdrives.com, a website dedicated to being a one-stop shop for all your US travel needs.

Inflatable Booster Seat Takes Exhibition by Storm

Would you ever consider using an inflatable booster seat as your child’s restraint system in the car? The idea of plopping your child on top of a balloon and going for a drive sounds questionable. When I first learned of the BubbleBum booster seat, I was sceptical. But as I learned more, I began to see its merits and, I think, it has won me over.

Adventures By Disney Invites You to Explore Egypt

Imagine hot African days melting into cool desert nights, the aroma of jasmine wafting through the air, and camel tracks across the sand. Imagine losing yourself in a labyrinth of medieval alleyways, crowded with people and stalls selling silver, rugs and exotic spices. Imagine sailing down the Nile river, being dwarfed by the columns and statues of pharaonic temples and seeing the wonders of the ancient world with your own eyes.

Should Planes Have a "Families-Only" Section?

Travel website, Skyscanner, recently posted the results of a poll in which almost 60 percent of the 2000 respondents agreed that they would like to see families relegated to a specific area on flights. Nearly 20 percent said they would like to see the creation of child-free flights.

Road Trip With the Kids? Here are Some Tips to Get You Through

Tomorrow, my family and I will embark on a road trip; a journey that will take us 16 hours north of our home outside Toronto, Ontario. I’m sure it goes without saying, but 16 hours is a long time for a three-year-old to sit in the car.

Camping With Kids: Choose KOA for a Fun Family Getaway

They say, “It’s not camping. It’s Kamping,” and I’m inclined to agree. I’ve heard people refer to camping as "roughing it," but you only have to stay with KOA once and you’ll start to see this past time in a whole new way.

Don’t Let Lyme Disease Spoil the Summer

Hiking, biking, fishing, camping, it’s summertime and summer was made for outdoor fun. But, outdoor adventure has a nasty foe. That foe’s name is Lyme disease. Superhero parents need to educate themselves on their nemesis so they can fight back and avert disaster.

LEED Hotels are a Great Choice for Environmentally Conscious Parents

The environment is near the top of everyone’s list of concerns these days. We all want to leave our children with a safe and beautiful world. Teaching by example, many parents choose to ‘go green’ whenever there is an opportunity.

Tips to Make Camping a Fun Family Adventure

Picking your life up and moving it to the woods is not without its challenges, and camping with young children can result in some ‘unique’ issues. There is no concierge to call upon when problems arise, but with a little planning you can head trouble off at the pass and enjoy your family getaway.

Is Your Sunscreen Doing More Harm Than Good?

The Environmental Working Group’s annual report on sunscreen was released this week. Citing poor regulation, overstated claims and the possibility of increased cancer risk; the report is enough to leave parents wondering if it’s wise to slather their children in sun block, after all.

Child Clears Planes for Takeoff

Two employees at JFK’s air traffic control tower are under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration, after a child’s voice was recorded communicating with planes.

Bulky Winter Clothes Can Reduce Car Seat Safety

It’s the time of year when parents become preoccupied with keeping their children warm. Bundling a child under mountains of bulky outerwear poses a problem, however. His or her car seat harness no longer fits correctly.

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