I don't claim to be an expert on traveling with a child, but I definitely have enough experience at this point to share which activities entertained Blythe on the 15 flights we've taken in the past 6 months, 4 of which were long-haul flights (plus numerous train rides and extended travel time in cars). In addition to the obvious recommendation that you pack plenty of snacks, particularly those that take a while to eat and will thus keep your child occupied, these are the toys and games that have served us well.Read More
We talk a lot about whether we should let the pigeon drive the bus in our family so I was thrilled to see Mo Willems artwork featured in a recent alumni news story from my college (I don't often read these closely so I feel lucky to have stumbled upon this). Yale's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library requested Willems to create a whimsical rendering of Pigeon in the style of John J. Audubon's "Birds of America". Copies of the limited-edition poster are for sale, with net profits supporting New Haven Reads, a community resource center and literacy program in New Haven, Connecticut.
I'm a bit late to the game on learning about Primary, a baby and children's gender-neutral fashion brand offering a range of items (shorts, leggings, t-shirts, dresses, skirts, swimwear, etc.) in a rainbow of solid colors. I don't know about you, but I have found it next to impossible to find affordable, solid-colored clothes for B. Occasionally I'll find them at H&M or Target, but often they are sold out which is frustrating. And as much as I love patterns and cute prints, I like to pair them with solids.Read More
We haven't acquired much in our travels, but one thing we've loved picking up in each country we visit is a new book (or two) for Blythe. A few of our new favorites are from a particular country, a few are about countries we've visited, and some are from the US or the UK but are new to us in our travels.Read More
Halloween is fast-approaching and if you have a tiny person (or people) in your life, I suspect this means you have visited or want to visit a pumpkin patch. I don't know about you, but we spend a fair bit of time in fall walking around the neighborhood to check out people's pumpkins.Read More