Traveling with Kids

Essential Family Road Trip Hacks to Travel Safely

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 Ways to Make Family Tent Camping Easier

Hacks and Essentials 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 …

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Want Less Stress Traveling With Kids? Try These Tips!

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

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

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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Why Families Should Visit The Azores

5 Reasons To Visit The Azores In Portugal As a parent, your job is to raise your child to be an informed member of the global community. This means bringing them face-to-face with cultures and environments different from their immediate surroundings. One of the easiest (and our personal fave) ways to do this is through …

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

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

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?

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

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

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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Your Summer Car Essentials Cheat Sheet

The kids are out of school at last – time for summer adventures. Which means it’s time to prep for all those summer adventures. Doesn’t matter whether that means elaborate summer road trips, car camping, or lots of day trips. Is your car ready for summer parenting emergencies on the go? Getting together your summer …

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