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Plaza de Mayo

You can not make a trip to Buenos Aires without visiting its center of all major political events in modern history, Plaza de Mayo. Named for the May Revolution of 1810, which led to Argentina’s independence from Spain, the plaza has been a focal point of political life almost since it’s creation. In 1945 a…

So light, my son could use it to launch his sister into a flock of aggressive pigeons...

Joovy Caboose – A Review

It was my trip to Argentina that made me break down and buy that travel double stroller I had been avoiding adding to my increasing collection. We have a City Mini Double that we love, but the truth is that it does not travel well. When faced with the prospect of planes, trains and taxis,…

Our useful Joovy Caboose, bought just a few days before we took off...

Stroller Dilemma – The Decision

So, how’d I solve the stroller dilemma that plagued me before my big trip …. the Joovy Caboose. Confused? Yes, you are right, that wasn’t a choice. In fact, I didn’t even own it. I actually went out and bought a new stroller just for my trip to Argentina. After my post on the stroller…

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Tips For Flying with an Older Lap Child

Flying with a lap child that is 0-6 months seems so easy you wonder why people think its hard. Then you fly with a crawler and you start to see it get harder, but they are still small. Then you hit the walking/toddler stage and the fun really begins. It’s hard to justify the cost…

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What a Year!

Here on the last day of 2013, I finally decided to throw together a quick retrospective of the year. Over the year I’ve been on 9 flights, 2 trips around California, 3 trips to Boston, 3 trips to New Jersey, and 1 fantastic trip to Argentina. I’ve watched my kids go from stroller riding babes…

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Holiday Out With Thomas

My son is a Thomas the Train fanatic. He loves everything Thomas. His interest in trains started around 18 months when he called any toy with wheels he played with a choo-choo. But somewhere around 2.5 he discovered there was a difference between Thomas and all other types of trains. The rest was history. Somewhere…

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Have Maternity Leave, Will Travel

With sleepless nights, diaper changes, and a whole new way of life, the last thing many people think about during maternity leave is travel. However, in my opinion, it should be a great opportunity to travel, and one that you start planning before baby comes. Traveling with kids is never easier than that first few…

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Flying on Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving. We always have the big dinner, taking turns hosting with a friend, and a group of us get together and celebrate. I love the time to regroup with family and friends, to have the reminder to give thanks for what we have, and to start the Holiday season, my favorite time of…

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Puerto Madero

One evening, in San Telmo, we were looking for one of Buenos Aires’s ubiquitous rainbow colored play grounds but could not find one. Someone had given us directions toward a park, but we ended up in the wrong direction and at Puerto Madero. After walking back and forth across the river with two anxious and…

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Jardín Bontánico

After trip to the Museo Evita, the kids were awake and we needed a play to run off some energy. We happened to be by Buenos Aires own Botanical Gardens, so we decided to make a quick trip there. The botanical gardens, is a lovely triangular shaped park right in the heart of Palermo, a…