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NY Hotel Offers Babymoon Package for Expecting Moms

Apr 27, 2014
The W Hotels of New York have teamed up with pregnancy expert Julia Beck to offer expecting moms the ultimate Babymoon package. Available through October 31

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When “upscale” means catering to the youngest guests


What is most interesting to me is how such an upscale resort—long a favorite among Hollywood celebs and pro athletes where rooms in season are often over $1000 a night —has gone out of its way to welcome well-heeled families with its complimentary kids’ club for kids 4-11 more
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Mount Vernon is as close to royalty as America gets


Bowling green lawn at Mount Vernon
America may lack royalty, but Mount Vernon, the regal estate of our first president, is a must for families taking in the history of our nation’s capital. more
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When a hotel is more than just a place to crash


I didn’t want a hotel that was just a place to sleep. I didn’t want a hotel that was just convenient to the train station. I wanted a hotel that would be part of the experience—a big part of the experience. We were staying in Rome just one night and it was my birthday. more
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Remembering the long goodbyes as we took our kids to college


Mel (third from left) and her roomies in latest off-campus digs
Two parents, five overweight bags and a college-bound daughter about to burst into tears. Talk about a stressful beginning to the Long Goodbye. more
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Airline mishandles unaccompanied minor yet again. What can you do?


Yet again, an airline—this time United—lost an unaccompanied minor who was supposed to be escorted to her connecting flight earlier this summer. Some advice on how to minimize the chances of this happening to your child... more
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Being Caymankind! A Fresh Air Fund kid visits the islands


Fresh Air Fund kids in the Cayman Islands 2012
In 2007, The Fresh Air Fund decided to team up with the Department of Tourism of the Cayman Islands and go international with children ages 7-12. Massou Traore was one of 10 lucky few to come on this trip. more
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Kids can have fun on a grown-up cruise


The Wind Surf from Windstar Cruise Lines during our cruise from Venice to Rome last summer
Al Palazzo is a bit disappointed that the kids are more interested in shopping and gondola rides than Great Sites but he’s glad everyone is having a good time and more importantly, he’s not navigating the family and all their bags from city to city. more
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Kauai – the garden island with so much to explore


There’s a reason they call Kauai the garden island. There are all varieties of plants I’ve never seen and whose names I can’t pronounce. They also happen to be very rare—endangered, in fact. more
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The joys and values of summer sleepaway camps


Our daughter Melanie (middle of group) in her sleepaway camp days
I’m a real fan of sleep away camp. I went as a child and all three of my kids went for many years—my son to Camp Nebagamon in Wisconsin and my daughters to Camp Kamaji in Minnesota. My girls worked as counselors there as well, teaching sailing and leading wilderness trips. more
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It’s getting easier to eat healthier away from home


Hyatt's Build Your Own Tacos menu
My interview with the First Lady got me thinking of all the power we have as parents if we let hotels, resorts and restaurants know in no uncertain terms that we don’t want to feed kids a steady diet of chicken fingers, fries and mac and cheese on vacation. more
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