Every night before a flight, I organize my purse. I take out old receipts, garbage and unnecessary crap that I don't need for the flight and put in only what I need for the next day's trip: wallet, tickets and/or printed confirmation number and itinerary, lip gloss, nasal spray, any medications needed, a pair of socks and our passports.
Central Park is one of the best places for families to enjoy in NYC. In every season, the park is endlessly entertaining for kids of all ages, from itty bitty babies who are content to sit in their strollers and look at leaves, to busy preschoolers who can't sit still, and tweens and teens who are beginning to take an interest in history.
Being forced to travel was actually great because it made us get out and experience the world and create wonderful memories instead of staying home and just keeping to local, easy experiences. After living through the highs and lows myself, I wanted to share a few pros and cons of traveling with little kids.