Parrot MINIKIT+ Review and Giveaway for Hands-Free Cell Phone Use in the Car

Whether driving to an exercise class, the mall, or to a restaurant for moms’ night out, if I was going alone — I wanted to borrow my husband’s car. It wasn’t because driving his sports car is so exciting. Sure, it’s much faster and more hip than my minivan, but really, I wanted to use his built-in Bluetooth technology so I could make hands-free cell phone calls while I drove. Well, those days are over, my friends. Now I am perfectly happy driving my van with its scratched side panel and its rear passenger windows smudged up with kids’ fingerprints. The reason why? My Parrot MINIKIT+, a portable and vocal hands-free device that makes it easy and safer to make phone calls while driving. You could win a Parrot MINIKIT+ of your own. Read on to find out how!

Tips for Flying Standby & Handling Flight Delays with Kids

Although my kids are somewhat seasoned travelers, I hadn’t taught them the proper steps needed to do the unexpected standby dance. We had to learn the moves quickly on our most recent hockey trip with my son’s team. Since we booked a short 45-minute flight between Phoenix and Las Vegas, it didn’t occur to me to warn my kids about the possibility of flight delays, flying standby, and lost luggage. And I wasn’t prepared for my 9-year-old daughter’s tears as it all unfolded, the embarrassment this would cause her 13-year-old brother, or the pressure this would all place upon me. Here are seven tips for flying standby and handling flight delays with kids that I learned from this experience that may save your family time, stress, and unexpected emotional disappointment.