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Tips for Traveling by Air with Your Children

Going on vacation with your children can be a rough experience when you’re in the car for a long period of time. The good thing about it is you have the ability to stop when you need to. You can also bring headphones, DVD players, books, and other items to keep them occupied during the trip.

When you’re traveling by air with your children it can be hard due to the inability to stop on a dime to get out and stretch. Depending on the age of your children you may have other issues as well. There seems to be a short age where they do fine and then a long stretch where they don’t before you hit the age where they will do well again.

The best thing you can do is be prepared for every situation you can imagine. Of course you’ll have the situation you’re not prepared for that will creep up on you, but if you’re prepared for everything else, hopefully it will work out for you.

One thing you can do to when you’re traveling by air with your children is to create an itinerary that works for the age of your children. The older the children are, the better they handle travel time. So if you have the ability see if it’s possible to have about a two hour layover between flights. This will give your children the ability stretch out and move around before they have to get on the plane again. You may also have the ability to do a sit down meal and that may help make matters just a little better.

For the older children headphones, DVD’s, games, and books are a good way to keep them busy during the flight. For the babies, a few favorite toys, a sucker or some other food item they can suck, and several bottles with milk and juice in them will help. Keeping your baby awake for as long as possible may help them take a nap during the flight. For the toddlers and younger children you’ll need to consider DVD’s, music, or color books to keep them occupied. For the toddlers on up you might also consider a laptop computer. You won’t have the internet while you’re in the air, but the games on the computer will help keep them busy for hours.

Traveling by air with your children can be trying, but the time you’ll save in the car will be well worth it. Prepare in advance and you’ll have a better flight. Keeping the children occupied with activities and bringing snacks will make things a little better as well.

Corrie Petersen is a Work at Home Mom who loves to spend time with her family. They love to travel to different locations and spend time together. Check out what she and the family have going on when you go to to visit her mommy blog.

Welcome to 2011!

Boy I’ll tell you, 2010 was quite a year. Lots of changes took place, new things happened, and many other things, all of which created a wonderful year.

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I know we sure did. It was really nice to spend the days before and after Christmas and New Year’s with the family. I really enjoyed this time and it was very special to me.

2011 will bring many new things as well. Chris will be 15 in February and will be getting his permit. Josh will be a teenager in September and that will mean Kevin and I will have two teens in the house. There are many other things that will be happening as well. I’m looking forward to this year and what it has in store for us.

Here’s to an awesome 2011!!!!


How to help your Children Exercise

So many children today are into video games, watching TV, and being lazy. This is not good for their health, so it’s important we do what we can to help our children see how important exercise is and how fun and easy it can be.

Children of all ages need to exercise. The younger the child, the easier it is because they haven’t been subjected to video games, but it might be difficult because of the TV. Sometimes, when we’re so busy we find ourselves placing the smaller children in front of the TV to keep them occupied while we finish what we’re working on. While that’s a good thing at the time, it’s not so good when they do it all the time.

Helping your children exercise can be just as good for them as it is for you. Research may be needed if you can’t find anything they enjoy. Here are a few things you can consider, but of course these depend on the age of your child, their current health, their abilities, and your neighborhood.

* Ride bicycles
* Walk around the neighborhood
* Play Wii Fit
* Exercise program
* Go to the Mall and walk around
* Join a gym or fitness center

If it’s at all possible, these should be done with the supervision of an adult. You don’t want your child to overdo it and get hurt, so it’s better to be supervised. Again, depending on the age, you may need to be in the same room, but if your children are older, being in the same house will work.

It’s important you talk to your child about the risks of exercise and how they can get hurt if they do things not approved by you. While explaining the risks, you also need to discuss the importance of working out. Tell them the healthy reasons and also tell them how fun it is.

One thing you need to do is make sure you consult your doctor if your child has any medical or health related issues. There might be special things they need or should do to prevent injury or some other problem.

Exercise is good for people of all ages. Most adults know the importance of it, but the children might now. When you show them how to exercise correctly, they won’t mind doing it. They see the advantages after a few days and they’ll, more than likely, want to continue. Make sure you encourage them as often as you can.

Corrie Petersen runs a successful Virtual Assistant business. She’s married and they have two boys. She loves spending time with her family. Check out her mommy blog here to see what they have going on as a family.

Theme Calendar Help

I’ve decided I need to create a calendar for my mommy blog. I have done such a great job with the WAHM-Articles blog that I think I’m going to give it a try for the month of December. I’m planning on participating in a 30 day blog challenge in January, so why not prepare ahead of time and start now?

I’m not sure what the topics will be, but I’m sure it’s bound to increase my traffic and that’s what I want to see. When I started blogging during the 30 day blog challenge four months ago I tripled my traffic and increased my business. I’d love to see that happen with my mommy blog too. :)

I’ve thought about taking a day to talk about the sports my boys are involved in at the time, I thought about another day where I talk about a new recipe we tried and maybe another day where I share a frugal tip. I really like theme days, but I also like the idea of having two themes for each day so I don’t get bored with one.

When I get my calendar created, I’ll share it with you so you can see what my thoughts are and how I plan on making posts on this blog. If you have a thought for a theme or post, please share it in the comments. I’d love your help.

Wow, it’s been a month!

December was busy with business and the holidays. January is turning out to be busy as well. When you are a business owner that is what you want more than anything. Busy is how you reach your goals and dreams as well.

I’m looking forward to the New Year and everything it has to offer. I am very excited about how 2009 is going so far and how it is shaping out to be.

Here’s to a wonderful 2009!


About Corrie


My name is Corrie and I'm from Wyoming. I've been married to Kevin since 1993 and we have two wonderful boys.

I'm a Virtual Assistant and a Ghostwriter. I love what I do and I enjoy spending time with my family.

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