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  1. Liz@HoosierHomemade
    June 12, 2009 @ 5:33 am

    My boys are older and I still need to entertain them :)
    Thanks for hosting!


  2. Kaye
    June 12, 2009 @ 8:27 am

    Great article. I so agree about the suite-style hotel. My absolute favorite is Residence Inn. If you have a large family or are traveling with grandparents, and normally have to get two hotel rooms, it can actually save you money to get their 2-bedroom suite. Plus it gives you a separate room for early bedtimes or naptimes.

    Be sure to ask at the hotel if they have any balls or play items. Many of the Residence Inns have those available, and I would think other family-friendly places might as well. When I travel with my grandkids, I like to pack a soft flying saucer (like Frisbees only for the water). Then we have something fun to do outside that won’t break any windows :)

    If you are flying this summer and you normally use the blankets and pillows on the plane, be aware that at least some airlines have removed them do to swine flu precautions. Even though it’s summer, it can be chilly in the later evening on a plane, especially for kids and grandkids :) You might want to take some of your own along.


  3. Wendy aka CalvaryGirl
    June 12, 2009 @ 8:33 am

    Great tips! Tantrums and meltdowns are not for todders, either- I have a 7 yo and 10 yo that do that reguarly if off of their routine!


  4. Jenn
    June 12, 2009 @ 8:45 am

    I just subscribed. I think it is so cool that you can subscribe just to the areas that interest you!! I’m actualy writing a few posts on miscarriage. Today was the first in the series and next Friday will be my personal story. I wasn’t sure if that is considered a birth story or not. My email is beautifulcalling @ if you coud let me know if that is appropriate to add to your link next week that would be super. Thanks!


  5. Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship
    June 17, 2009 @ 5:51 am

    I added a post on how to make sure you’re finding whole grain bread – deciphering all the language on the bag!


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