6 travel tips for Serena Williams to keep her baby smiling

Serena Williams is the queen of letting her inner-mom hang out. On Instagram Saturday, she asked for tips to keep her daughter entertained when traveling, and moms came out of the woodwork with suggestions.

These are our favorite tips.

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My battle with an unexpected foe – the sippy cup

Let me just say, my son and I were pretty late to the sippy cup party.

I saw another mom handing her 10-month-old daughter one and just filed the information in my will-do-later file. It wasn’t until Donovan had a routine checkup with his pediatrician that I learned we were supposed to have started giving him sippy cups months ago.

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To be the mom of a 9-month-old boy

Sometimes it feels like my son Donovan just morphed into a little man overnight.

He turned 9 months on Tuesday, and he is already so independent.

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A letter to my son: What black boys need to know

My biggest fear as a parent is that something will happen to my son that he can't recover from. I think about who he would become if he were convicted of a crime he didn't commit, if my husband or I died unexpectedly or if he were ever harmed as a result of racial profiling. My worries are just as endless as my desire to protect him, whether I'm alive or dead. I wrote this for my son.

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My baby fell and I was mortified

It was June 18, the very day my son, Donovan, turned 6 months old. He, my husband, Donzell Floyd, and I were all sitting in our living room in Atlanta, Ga.

Donzell had been watching Donovan for a few hours when I decided to give the tired dad a break and take over baby care.

I started moving my things from the couch I was sitting on to the one nearest the baby’s things. I grabbed my cell phone, then laid Donovan down on the couch and sat next to him.

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