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  • Miami Blues

    If you are Cuban, you have family in Miami. If you live in a cold clime, like Chicago, you welcome going to visit them during the relentless winter. That sounds simple enough, no?  It is. Until you have children. And you’ve gone Green. (Or, “loca”, if your abuela was to describe it.) Packing was easy…
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  • Should I take my baby traveling? If so, how do I keep her healthy and safe?

    How to stay healthy–and keep your kid healthy–when traveling, even overseas or in the developing world.

  • Baby On The Go Part 3: Road Snacks

    Travelling is an integral part of the job description of being the drummer of an indie rock band. I usually spend over half of each year on the road whizzing between cities. It is exciting but isn’t exactly conducive to creating rhythm and routines. This is especially true when it comes to meal time. Since adding…
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  • Baby On The Go Part 2 : Cloth Diapering & EC

        Here are 10 tips for taking a vacation with cloth diapers in tow: 1. Bring more than enough detergent. Especially if you are going somewhere where cloth diapering isn’t the norm. We use Nellies All Natural Laundry Soda. 2. Keep in mind that all washers are dryers are different. The rule of thumb…
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  • Baby On The Go Part 1: Packing Essentials

    Here are the 3 questions to ask yourself when you are packing your family for a trip: 1. What you are doing, where you are going, how are you travelling, and for how long? Your packing list is going to change drastically depending on what you plan to do and where you will end up….
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  • How to stay healthy while traveling with children (even in the developing world)

    A few tips to staying healthy and keeping your children healthy when traveling abroad. Also see my blog on compiling a holistic medical kit for traveling and how to travel well with children. Don’t assume that because you are in a poor country the food will be cleaner, unfortunately, the opposite is usually true: there…
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  • No more travel faux pas: How to travel well with a family

    Traveling abroad with a family: keeping safe, having fun, and doing it “green”. I have found that traveling and living in the developing world has been one of the greatest gifts of parenting for my family. While it was for the “greater good of my children,” that I first decided to pack my little girls up and spend the winter in Guatemala, I quickly realized the most immediate benefits were my own happiness.

  • The Green Mama’s Guatemalan Adventures: Traveling with children in the developing world

    I am back in Guatemala with my children for the third time. Thus, I have decided to republish and add to some of the previous blogs on my experiences.

    It all began in the fall of 2011 when I decided to take my young children (then 1 1/2 years and 5 years) and go to Guatemala for almost four months. Sin espouso. And, no, I didn’t speak Spanish.