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American Baby’s Babymoon Special: Visit Personality Hotels in San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

This is the eleventh in a weekly series of special travel deals. It’s our last for now focusing specifically on babymoons. About half of expectant couples say they take a pre-baby vacay; we’ll help you be one of them.

THE DESTINATION: Personality Hotels, San Francisco, California

Looking for an intimate urban getaway? This collection of boutique hotels in the Bay Area offers full-service accommodations, and each location has its own unique vibe, from art-deco inspired to sleek and modern. At any of them you’ll be only minutes away from the city’s best theaters and shops.

BOOK IT! From $179; you can check your travel dates online at PersonalityHotels.com

HERE’S THE SPECIAL! Personality Hotels is offering a super Pregnant & Pampered package at three properties: Hotel Diva, Kensington Park, and Hotel Union Square. For an extra $49, you’ll get sparkling cider on arrival, a cozy body pillow, a soothing massage therapy bar from Lush, a free ice cream sundae, a roll of Tums, a $40 coupon for a prenatal massage or facial, a copy of Your Pregnancy Week by Week, Green Toys’ play keys for Baby, and 20 percent off a future stay at Hotel Union Square’s Kids’ Suite or Hotel Diva’s Little Diva Suite. Other restrictions may apply; call 800-553-1900 for full details.

And in thinking about future outings with your baby, learn everything you need to know about investing in a Travel System. Also, check back next week for the start of our family vacation deals!

Meet the Travel System
Meet the Travel System
Meet the Travel System

 

 

 

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American Baby’s Babymoon Special: Bacara Resort & Spa

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

* Guest-edited by Laura Manske, travel expert

This is the fifth in a weekly series of travel deals we’re offering our Parents.com fans. For the first few months we’ll focus exclusively on babymoons. About half of expectant couples say they take a pre-baby vacay; we’ll help you be one of them.

THE DESTINATION: Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, California

With Pacific Ocean surf swooshing on its sandy shore and the Santa Ynez Mountains as backdrop, this swanky hideaway showcases four restaurants, two pools, plus gardens for strolling.

BOOK IT! From $350; you can check your travel dates online at BacaraResort.com

HERE’S OUR SPECIAL! Our PKGBBY special (make sure you mention the code) includes a 50-minute prenatal massage at the spa at Bacara, a private pool cabana, breakfast for two, and valet parking, all of this for $684 midweek (normally a $811 per night value) and $784 on weekends (plus a $25 daily service fee, which covers WiFi). Other restrictions may apply. Call 877-624-6033 for full details.

Before your trip, center yourself with some prenatal yoga! Learn the basics.

Prenatal Yoga: An Introduction
Prenatal Yoga: An Introduction
Prenatal Yoga: An Introduction

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American Baby’s Babymoon Special: Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

* Guest-edited by Laura Manske, travel expert

This is the third in a weekly series of travel deals we’re offering our Parents.com fans. For the first few months we’ll focus exclusively on babymoons. About half of expectant couples say they take a pre-baby vacay; we’ll help you be one of them. 

THE DESTINATIONDolphin Bay Resort & Spa, Pismo Beach, California

On the rugged coast midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, this all-suite property offers full kitchens in every room and a pool that overlooks the Pacific and its heavenly sunsets. Take a day trip to sightsee in Big Sur or take a tour of the famous Hearst Castle from your homebase at Dolphin Bay.

BOOK IT! Daily rates start at about $395; you can check your travel dates online at TheDolphinBay.com

HERE’S OUR SPECIAL! The resort created a Babymoon Special for us that includes a one-bedroom oceanfront suite, a 75-minute prenatal massage, and $100 restaurant credit at Lido at Dolphin Bay.  The package price is $600 a night or $1,000 for two nights. This offer is good through December 2014, excluding holiday periods and weekends in June, July and August. Other restrictions may apply. Call 800-516-0112 for full detail or go here to book this deal

Keep fit and have fun all 40 weeks of your pregnancy; watch this video for a bit of motivation!

Pregnancy Workouts: How to Stay Motivated
Pregnancy Workouts: How to Stay Motivated
Pregnancy Workouts: How to Stay Motivated

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Parents Daily News Roundup

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

As Crops Rot, Millions Go Hungry in India
Every day some 3,000 Indian children die from illnesses related to malnutrition, and yet countless heaps of rodent-infested wheat and rice are rotting in fields across the north of their own country. (via Reuters)

Slightly Early Birth May Hurt Baby’s Academic Performance
Kids who get too early a start at life – even if they are born in the first half of the gestation period associated with “normal term” birth – appear more likely to struggle at reading and math by the time they reach third grade, new research suggest. (via ABC News)

Hitting Your Kids Increases their Risk of Mental Illness
A new study in Pediatrics finds that harsh physical punishment increases the risk of mental disorders — even when the punishment doesn’t stoop to the level of actual abuse. People who experienced physical punishment were more likely to experience nearly every type of mental illness examined. (via TIME)

California Bill Would Let Children Have More than Two Parents
When adults fight over parenthood, a judge must decide which two have that right and responsibility – but that could end soon. California State Sen. Mark Leno is pushing legislation to allow a child to have multiple parents. (via The Sacramento Bee)

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This Weekend: California Baby’s Eco-Fun Family Fest

Friday, October 8th, 2010

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Looking for a fun family outing this weekend? For all of the West Coast families out there, organic skincare line California Baby is hosting the first-ever Family Festival on Sunday, October 10th, to celebrate the opening of its new eco-friendly manufacturing facility and showroom in Los Angeles. Families will enjoy an interactive tour, arts and crafts, healthy treats, and live entertainment before taking home a goody bag packed with surprises from J.Crew, Ladybug Music, Beverly Hills Picture Framing, Green Toys, Plum Organics, and more. General admission tickets are $25 (and permit entry for one adult and two kids under the age of 12), but family and VIP packages are also available. Even better? One hundred percent of proceeds will be presented to the Garden School Foundation, which provides outdoor, garden-based educational programming in LA. For more information, visit California Baby’s website.

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