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It Shouldn’t Be This Hard to Seat Me Next to My 2 Year Old on a Plane

Oh, seat assignments.  They are the stuff of nightmares for parents flying with small kids.  If you travel with kids, you’ve probably heard a horror story from a friend or experienced a tough situation yourself. “Can you believe that the airline tried to seat my toddler 18 rows away from me?”  Yes.  Sadly, yes I can. Up until …

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Lessons Learned from Flying with Two Kids for the First Time

My husband and I just returned from our first flight with Baby #2, which was also our first trip with our entire family of four.  We took our 4 1/2 month old son and our almost 5 year old daughter to visit my grandmother in North Carolina to celebrate her 92nd birthday.  The trip turned …

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Unexpected Airline Fees: How Families Can Avoid Excessive Charges

If you travel even only occasionally these days, you are probably already aware that most airlines now charge fees for checked bags. Perhaps you’ve already heard about the increase in airline change fees the past few months. Both of these are fees that can really disproportionately affect families, since families have so many more people …

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