Parenthood and passports - A Baby's Memory

A Baby’s Memory and Why Travel Matters

How much does a baby actually remember? Somewhere in a baby’s memory bank are there experiences from infancy that will somehow feel familiar one day, but they won’t know why? Or are our little one’s memories fleeting soon after they happen? I tend to think it’s the former. Recently a friend made a comment about…

Parenthood and Passports - Traveling makes kids smarter

Traveling Makes Children Smarter

Our daughter is only 15 months old, so it might be a bit premature to call her a “genius”, but I’m fairly certain she is going to be one smart cookie. No, she isn’t reciting Shakespearean sonnets quite yet, in fact she really only has about five words in her vocabulary, and that’s if you…

Parenthood and Passports - child care at Jackson Hole

Something finally clicked

I don’t know what happened or how it happened. Maybe it was just a fluke, but I’m certainly hoping it was not. For the first time in my daughter’s 13 months of life, traveling with her was easy. Last week, we went to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for one final chance to play in the snow…

Parenthood and Passports -Traveling with Kids when the world is scary

To the Mom on the Plane with the Screaming Kid

I don’t know you, but I’m sitting several rows back and can hear the high-pitched wail coming from your child just as clearly as if you were sitting right next to me. I don’t know what instigated the deafening scream that is resounding through the entire coach section of this moderate-sized aircraft.  Perhaps you took…

Parenthood and Passports - Base area in Steamboat

Daycare: A Vacation Necessity

Let me start by saying I’m a stay-at-home mom, so my daughter doesn’t go to daycare. When my daughter was born, I decided to leave the job I loved to spend my days changing diapers, singing nursery rhymes, and playing peek-a-boo. I’m thankful to have a very supportive husband who allows me this time to…

Parenthood and Passports - Family-friendly activities in Steamboat

Making Memories is Worth the Trouble 

Traveling with kids is hard… Like really hard. If someone tells you otherwise, he’s lying. But I’m here to tell you traveling with kids is worth it.  When we are at home, I tend to keep Avery on a strict schedule. It just works better for us. Her bedtime is the same every day, as is…