Month: October 2009

Why Spend Too Much? Buy Used Kids Stuff

Picture this; A group of urban mamas slurping their latte’s with their kids sitting in their new top end stroller, wearing designer clothes, and playing with the latest toy that will double their IQ. I walk in with my garage sale stroller, with kids dressed in thrift store clothes, playing with hand-me-down toys. Oh the shame……. the embarrassment……..Ha Ha………….I spent… Read more →

Repairing Humpty Dumpty

ABC’s Sarah Collerton (link)  reports on the outcry of a  decision by a BBC children’s show to re-write the ending of Humpty Dumpty.  Apparently the kings horses and men did have the resources available to put our egg friend back together again.  For what ever reason I found this story (even though it really is a non-story) interesting and pretty silly.  I think kids are fine with learning that not… Read more →

Underwater Cabinet Meeting in the Maldives

BBC (link) reports on a publicity stunt by the government of the Maldives where they held a cabinet meeting underwater.  This was done to show the world how concerned they are in the Maldives of rising water levels due to global warning.  The highest point in the country, population 309,000, is only 2.3M (7.7 feet) above sea level.  This story can be a jumping… Read more →

Options for Independent Travel on your Resort Holiday

This is part four of four blogs discussing extending a package holiday to include independent family travel. Part one, Getting the Most of Your Package Holiday – With Kids, discussed the concept and gave reasons why to consider it. Part two, Puerto Vallarta with Kids – Exploring the Town and Surrounding Area, looked at the itinerary for our 2-week trip.  Part three, Cost… Read more →

Cost Breakdown For Our Trip to Puerto Vallarta

This is part three of four blogs discussing extending a package holiday to include independent family travel.  Part one, Getting the Most of Your Package Holiday – With Kids, discussed the concept and gave reasons why to consider it.  Part two, Puerto Vallarta with Kids – Exploring the Town and Surrounding Area, looked at the itinerary for our 2-week trip. The table… Read more →

Puerto Vallarta with Kids – Exploring the Town and Surrounding Area

This is part two of four blogs discussing extending a package holiday to include independent family travel.  Part one, Getting the Most of Your Package Holiday – With Kids, discussed the concept and gave reasons why to consider it. Puerto Vallarta ‘Please return to your seats we will be landing in Puerto Vallarta soon’.  We were happy to hear this message,… Read more →