Update: Double Umbrella Stroller

If you missed my last post on Downsizing Your Double Stroller, you should check it out.  I’ve now had this Kolcraft double stroller for over a month, and used it several times.  I even took it with me to the Upper Peninsula for a trip.  I must tell you that this thing is a beast!  I was able to lug it (with 2 toddlers) through sand and wooded trails (at times I did pull it backwards).  While a nice big stroller with tires like Danyelle’s Birtrax would have been luxurious, this stroller got the job done while saving space in the car for other essentials on a 5+ day trip.

Fun picnic enjoying the great outdoors!  Stroller was a perfect seat for girlies to eat their picnic off a nearby bench.

Downsizing your Double Stroller


When my girls were small, I had the Graco DuoGlide stroller.  It was given to my, so it was older than the one on sale now and my initial plan was to use It on Baby R’ Us trade in day to get a new double stroller.  However, before Z was born, I was trying to do laundry and entertain my 9 month old.  I was able to put S in the front and a laundry basket in the back. Many- that thing turned on a dime and rode like a dream.  Long story longer, I kept it and used it every day when Z was first born.  I would highly recommend this stroller to anyone with Irish twins like me.  The back seat lays completely flat  for babies and…. I could wedge my Chicco Click Connect car seat in there for an infant.  Click here for the newer version of this stroller.   

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Toddler Backpack

My husband and I travel often- not any place exotic, but between our parent’s lake cottages, sporadic weekend getaways, and visiting family, I would say we travel more than average. Each time we get ready to embark on another journey, I use a different bag from my Vera Bradly stash telling myself, “This bag will be so convenient…”.  I toy with packing each girl in her own bag, in one bag or all of us in my bag to make lugging things in and out more efficient.  The bottom line is that it is always going to be a pain in the neck to travel with two toddlers.

BUT I have been on the lookout for a way to pack each girl better… then I thought,backpacks! The problem with most backpacks is that they’re too small to hold anything substantial or too large to fit their little bodies.  Then, one day after hours of internet shopping in my bed.. I hit the jackpot….

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