Category Archives for Gear

Diono Travel Bassinet // Review

I became a fan of Diono when I started to use their car seats. I loved that Diono provided an extended rear facing car seat option that received great safety reviews and was comfortable for the kids. (Turns out it was also one of the only options that fits three across in our car, which […]

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Boncho // Review

The Boncho is one of those things that can only truly be appreciated if you ride your bike everywhere and live in a rainy climate. Part poncho, part tent this portable rain protection looks silly but keeps you dry on the go. It has a permanent place in my bike. I first saw the Boncho as part […]

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Chicco Liteway & Chicco Lightweight // Review

If you’ve visited the By The Numbers page,  you know that our “fleet” of rolling stock borders on the ridiculous. We are always searching for the perfect travel gear, particularly a stroller! Although we love to ‘baby wear,’ with three littles someone always wants a ride and we like having a place to stash our […]

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Hydaway Water Bottle // Review

I’ve got a new favorite travel product for traveling with kids – The Hydaway Water Bottle.  This water bottle collapses down to almost nothing and has withstood traveling with our family for over a month now. It has been dropped, smushed, collapsed over and over and filled and refilled by the children and is still […]

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Yippie Yo “Crossbuggy” // Review

I could not have been more excited when my Yippie Yo Crossbuggy arrived at my door. The shipping box was massive! I was excited about the contents and my two littles were excited about all the things they could build with the shipping box. To satiate your curiosity, know that we kept the box for […]

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Kids Headphones: What We’re Using

I’ve been asked three times this week what kids headphones we are using while traveling and if we like them. (I guess that is the push I need to write a post that I can just refer people to instead of looking them up on Amazon every time I’m asked.) For starters, we are of […]

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Easy Travel Photo Books

I’ve been really struggling with how to organize and keep all the memories from our travels. My boys are young and I really want them to have something they can look back on to remember this magical time in our lives. Photo books are one of the most picked books off the shelf by both […]

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Best Day Bag With Kids: Fjallraven Totepack No. 1

My friend B, who is blogging over at Out of Edwards, always finds the best gear. She came to visit a few weeks ago and had the absolute best travel bag: The Fjallraven Totepack No. 1. The pack is slim and fits right into my bike panniers, even when fully packed. I used to just throw […]

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Bike Panniers – What I’m Using

When we made the move to the Netherlands we left behind my car, opting to just bring Jeff’s smaller vehicle with us. My car was swiftly replaced by my mamafiets (a mama bike) upon arrival in August. In late November I added a Bakfiets for some extra cargo space. It also provided a better option for transporting […]

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Green Smoothies // Book Review

Green Smoothies, a product of Ten Speed Press, did not make me a smoothie addict. It’s 66 recipes and 7-day detox plan made this a comprehensive treatment of the subject but the book failed to change the paradigm in my kitchen. The recipes are easy to use. Each has pictures of the approximate amount of […]

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