Category Archives: Family-friendly Activities

Smooth and Enjoyable Travel with Children


SchoolGirl in the waters of Coki Beach, St. Thomas, USVI 2008

Note from Merry: Memorial Day is coming up this weekend, and summer vacation is approaching fast on its heels. Many consider Memorial Day weekend to be the beginning of the travel season, the unofficial opening of summer. I’m really excited about today’s guest post about traveling with children. It comes from Kendra Thornton, of Thornton Public Relations. Prior to starting Thornton PR in 2005, Kendra was the Director of Corporate Communications at Orbitz, one of the world’s largest travel sites, plus she’s a fellow mom of 3, so she really knows her stuff!! She’s been on Fox and Friends, The Nate Berkus Show, and The Daily Buzz, in addition to many ABC, NBC, CBS, and CW affiliate stations.  Continue reading


Consumer Review:

(*NOTE* I had written a completely awesome review of when WordPress burped and everything was gone. Just like that. Lesson learned: From now on all blog entries will be written in Word and then copied to WP. Many, many apologies to the people at MailPix, namely Kristen. It’s been a catastrophy of setbacks and delays, but here is the review!)

I was asked to review, and while I awaited the arrival of my products, I figured I would review the website itself, and the ease of use. However, a lot has been going on in the household the past couple of weeks, during which I received my photo gifts. So this is a review of both the products and the site itself. I was very excited to be able to review their service, and it really does deliver on the goods. Continue reading

The Bump and AMC Theatres Bring Your Baby Matinee!

Okay, so yesterday I posted about what The Bump Bring Your Baby Matinee is all about, and today, I had the chance to go see “The Amazing Spiderman”.

I have to admit, I’m not big on Spiderman, but I had seen the previews and thought it looked interesting. Continue reading and AMC Theatres Present: Bring Your Baby Matinees!!!

I got an email a week or so ago from Courtney at asking me if I would be interested in covering a new offering for parents called The Bump Bring Your Baby Matinee. They’ve partnered with AMC Theatres in 68 theaters across the country to bring this event to the public.

How it works is this: at noon on the first Tuesday of every month, those 68 theaters will offer a baby-friendly atmosphere in which parents can connect, share advice and parental fellowship, and catch a movie too! If the baby cries, that’s okay! If you need to nurse your baby, go right ahead! And the theater is stroller friendly for the showing. The lights are a little brighter and the sound on the movie isn’t blaring, so babies won’t be startled. Continue reading