Topic: traveling with children

I’m That Person Who Wants To Sit By Your Crying Baby On A Plane

I'm That Person Who Wants To Sit By Your Crying Baby On A Plane

I have never understood people who hate traveling on airplanes with kids or baby seated by them. I’m the person who gets EXCITED when I’m seated by a kid or a baby. Granted, I’m not some super fancy executive who needs to look over extremely important papers and use my airplane seat as my THIRD OFFICE while I drink a straight bourbon and go over multi-million dollar deals (Can you tell I have ZERO idea of what like, fancy executives actually do? I assume it involves briefcases and hand shakes and like, infidelity involving random strangers you meet in hotel bars, and possibly expensive dry cleaning bills) but even if I was working on deadline, which I do all the time for Mommyish, but I was doing it way up in the sky, I doubt I would lose my shit if I were seated next to a baby. Or a kid who was kicking the back of my airplane seat. Maybe I just love kids and babies or maybe I’m just sort of a relaxed person but I enjoy flying with kids. More »

Twinning: Taking My Peanut-Allergic Son Over The Atlantic Went Way Better Than I Expected

Twinning: Taking My Peanut-Allergic Son Over The Atlantic Went Way Better Than I Expected

I wiped everything down with Wet Wipes—the window, the window shade, the remotes, the trays, and the armrests. I had just started cleaning the seat and the floor with wide strips of masking tape when my seatmate arrived to see that she was sitting next to a Crazy Peanut-Allergy Parent. I assured her I wasn’t a lunatic. It was just our first flight and I was doing everything anyone recommended to get through it. More »

Don’t Drug The Babies On Long-Haul Flights – Drug The Other Passengers

Don't Drug The Babies On Long-Haul Flights - Drug The Other Passengers

Do you know why they serve booze on planes? Because flying sucks, especially these days with overcrowded planes and uncomfortable seats and having to pay extra for meals and snacks, and because on occasion you will be on a flight with an unhappy child. I suggest people just drug themselves with vodka and parents don’t drug their kids in order to make everyone else more comfortable. More »

Twinning: It Takes A Century To Leave The House With Twins

Twinning: It Takes A Century To Leave The House With Twins

Imagine carting around two adorable pieces of luggage that can scream, eat and shit: it’s not so much fun. Just the preparation for going anywhere was exhausting. If you’re one of those care-free “let’s just wing it” types of parents who turn up without bottles or spare clothes for your babies, then lucky you. You’ll get out more, and I’m sure your baby will survive. Unfortunately I’m the type of self-conscious mom who felt that it was my responsibility to have everything the babies needed at all times. More »