Traveling with Kids

Best Travel Carseat Ever (Hint: it’s not a carseat!)

Now that we’re moving past the worst of the pandemic, are you ready to hit the road again with your kiddos? Or perhaps even take to the skies with them? Or maybe you’re just getting out and about in taxis more. Whichever of these scenarios fits best, having the best travel carseat will make your …

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Essential Family Road Trip Hacks to Travel Safely

Planning a family road trip? These family road trip essentials and road trip hacks will ensure a smooth trip in these uncertain times.

Planning a Family Road Trip During the Pandemic? Here’s How to Travel Safely: So many families love to travel in the summer, but this has been a year unlike any other. The girls and I were supposed to be on a Girl Scout trip to London and Paris right now. That’s been cancelled, along with …

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100 Genius Hacks to Make Family Tent Camping Easier

Whether you're new to camping or are experienced campers trying to add kids into the mix, these 100 must-have tips will make family tent camping easier.

Essential Ways to Make Family Camping More Comfortable: Now that summer’s in full swing, have you been camping yet? Or are you still gearing up for your first family outdoor adventure? My hubby and I used to go camping several times each summer, until the girls entered our lives. While he wasn’t game for camping …

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Want Less Stress Traveling With Kids? Try These Tips!

You know what you want: for things to be less stressful traveling with kids. But how do you get there? These tips are your roadmap to that calmer place.

Tips to Make Traveling with Kids Less Stressful: The idea of traveling with kids can strike terror in the hearts of inexperienced parents everywhere. Traveling can be stressful at the best of times. But when you add kids into the mix, it can be even more stressful. However, there ARE ways to make vacationing w …

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Getting Your Home Ready For Vacation: Your Pre-Trip Must-Do’s Checklist

When you're planning a family trip, do you think about getting your home ready for vacation, too? If not, you should! Here's how, in 10 easy steps.

Yay – summer’s almost here! And that means that summer fun is just around the corner. With kids out of school for the summer, many families try to squeeze in at least one vacation somewhere fun. But while you’re getting your bags packed and crossing off all those last-minute to-do’s, it’s important not to forget …

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Fun Things To Do On Kauai With Kids

Considering a trip to Kauai with your keiki (kids)? This list of fun things to do on Kauai with kids, based on our own travels, will get you set to go!

Kauai’s Best Family-Friendly Attractions and Activities: The Aloha State may have a rep as a destination for honeymooners, but it’s a fabulous place for a family vacation, too. We (Dear Hubby and the girls, my mama, and my bro Evan/SIL Alicia/niece Abby) took an extended-family vacation to the Garden Island of Kauai a few months …

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Tips for Making Family Travel Easier (And More Fun!)

Traveling as a large family or extended family unit can be tough. These hacks for making family travel easier will also make it more fun and stress-free!

Heading Abroad As A Large Family Without Feeling Stressed If your family is anything like ours, you LOVE to travel. And with any luck, you’ve already figured out on your own (or read my posts on) how to pack more efficiently (especially packing for longer trips in minimal space), how to save money on family …

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Quick Family Getaway? Read This First

Considering a quick family getaway? Easier said than done, compared to life before kids. Read these tips so you've got your bases covered before you commit.

Taking your kids on a trip is a fabulous opportunity, if you can swing it. They learn new things. They get to try different foods, experience different cultures, gain exposure to new languages, and experience new ways of life. All of these benefits will stretch their minds and their world-views in ways that are priceless. …

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Is Taking Your Kids To Concerts/Festivals A Good Idea?

Yes, you love your music. But does that mean it's a good idea to drag your kids along to concerts or music festivals? Here's what you need to consider.

If you love live music, you may be eager to let your kids experience it. It could even be a chance for them to see their favorite artists in the flesh. That said, concerts can get rowdy. Plus, there are other concerns such as noise levels, and the need to keep your kids occupied between …

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Your Carsick Kid Plan-Ahead Survival Guide

Ever had a carsick kid? Trust us, it's not fun. This plan-ahead guide will help you be ready when disaster strikes while you're on the road.

Have you ever had a carsick kid? If you haven’t been down that road yet, count yourself as one of the lucky ones. But don’t expect your luck will hold forever. All it takes is one episode to scare any car-owning parent out of their complacence. Trust me. Alas, we’ve been down this road enough …

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When Vacation Ends: Tips for Readjustment

Readjusting to "normal life" after a trip is hard. If you find it hard to jump back in to your normal routine when vacation ends, give these hacks a try.

Who dreads returning home when vacation ends? It’s not just that you’re no longer away from all the stresses and cares of daily life. Readjusting to daily life can be a major challenge – especially if you’re a mama. We’ve just returned from the first of several family trips this summer, and I’m already struggling …

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