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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Easy and Informative Event for Pregnant Women

Here's a wonderful, affordable option for pregnant women. No need to leave your home to learn!

Mary Oscategui, The Baby Planner presents:

A Zen Approach to Staying Healthy and Fit
throughout and after your pregnancy

An Online Webinar
Wednesday, April 7 2010
9pm-10pm est

Join Mary to learn simple and effective ways to stay healthy and fit throughout and after pregnancy. She will share various techniques to reduce stress, maintain a healthy weight, and combine optimal nutrition.

To register:
or 415-937-1602

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Family Fun - The White House Easter Egg Roll

The White House announced today that there will be an online lottery for the limited tickets available for the White House Easter Egg Roll.  The annual event is open to children 12 and under. The lottery will be open from Feb 25 - 28, so log on and put your name in the running. I will!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Traveling with your little ones

I'm home, back in the snow-covered dc area. My six-month old and I just returned from a week spent visiting family and friends in Maine (where there was hardly any snow!). Each time I travel with my children, I try to figure out how I can make the overall experience better and more efficient. My nature is to be as prepared for whatever I can. I like spontaneity as much as the next mom, but not when it comes to traveling.  Usually, I learn something new each time I travel. This trip I decided to wait til I got there to buy baby supplies. I brought enough for the plane ride and then went to a Target after we got there and bought diapers and other needs. Made my luggage lighter and didn't have to worry about bringing enough. A great move and I will definitely do this again on future trips. On the downside, I tend to over pack clothes when I travel. This trip, I only brought my son six outfits this time as I decided I'd wash clothes halfway thru the trip. Well, this was the trip my son was sick and I could have used a few more outfits on hand. All I can say is thank you for the simple blessing of washing machines and clothes dryers.

What are your secrets for successful traveling with young kids? Any new tips for my next trek? I figure by the time I have a third child, I will be so dang good at traveling with kids!