roadtripping with kids

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 …

Essential Family Road Trip Hacks to Travel Safely Read More »

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 …

Your Carsick Kid Plan-Ahead Survival Guide Read More »

Super Stocking Stuffers for Happy Travelers

Need some stocking-stuffer ideas for Christmas? Or a “little something” to give to friends’ kids at the holidays? These super stocking stuffers are under $10 each, and are favorites in our house for family travel. And one of the best parts? There are no batteries or sounds involved! No fighting over electronics, running out of …

Super Stocking Stuffers for Happy Travelers Read More »

My Top 10 Family Camping Splurges, Part 2

I have to admit, I was pretty proud when I dropped Kimmie off at her first sleep-away camp adventure yesterday. She’s there for all of two nights, and her luggage reflected this fact. Thanks to the family camping splurges we invested in last summer, she was one of the best-outfitted kids there. And also one …

My Top 10 Family Camping Splurges, Part 2 Read More »

Family Camping Splurges: My Top Ten Picks, Part 1

As longtime readers know, I’m not a fan of having stuff one doesn’t need. But if you camp often enough, these family camping splurges are worth considering. And many of them have uses beyond family camping trips. I added these things to our family camping checklist after three back-to-back camping trips last summer. While we …

Family Camping Splurges: My Top Ten Picks, Part 1 Read More »

Responsible Kids On the Road: My Top Tips for Travel

Do you have responsible kids on the road? Maybe you’re thinking, Hah, I can’t even get my kids to be responsible for their own stuff at home, let alone when we’re traveling. (I hear ya; it’s an ongoing struggle.) But take heart. Being away from home is a great time to mold responsible kids. You’re …

Responsible Kids On the Road: My Top Tips for Travel Read More »

Sanity-Saving Hacks for Roadtripping Solo With Small Children

My house is a mess of unpacking, my writing is behind schedule – can you guess that my family and I have just spent the past few weeks on various road trips? For many families, summer means travel. But the reality is that in two-parent households, parents can’t always coordinate limited vacation time with other …

Sanity-Saving Hacks for Roadtripping Solo With Small Children Read More »

Tunes for Traveling With Kids: Our Top 15 Road Trip Soundtracks

Are you sick of listening to your kids belt out the theme song from Frozen yet? Do you wish that the singing purple dinosaur had never been invented? Do you prefer some good music for a long car ride over hearing your kids’ dueling electronic toys in the backseat? Do you have a long car …

Tunes for Traveling With Kids: Our Top 15 Road Trip Soundtracks Read More »

Next Time You Travel, Try Diaper Covers

If you’re spending part of the holiday season in transit, and your entourage will include at least one child who’s not yet fully toilet-trained, you have a lot of potential messes ahead of you, at a time when it’s least convenient. Whether you use disposable diapers, cloth, or something in between, this post is for …

Next Time You Travel, Try Diaper Covers Read More »

What To Pack When Traveling With Kids: My Five Must-Haves For A Better Trip

In an earlier post, I offered four tips on how to pack for traveling with kids, so you can learn from my mistakes and avoid some of the trial-and-error I’ve gone through in trying to streamline family travel. This post will focus on some of the hacks on what to pack that I’ve figured out …

What To Pack When Traveling With Kids: My Five Must-Haves For A Better Trip Read More »

Pack Like A Pro: Four Tips to Make Packing Easier When Traveling With Kids

If your family is far-flung (as ours is), the upcoming holiday season means at least one trip away from home with your kiddo(s) in tow. But are you ready? Do you know how to pack like a pro? If you’ve never done an extended trip by car or plane with your offspring, the thought of …

Pack Like A Pro: Four Tips to Make Packing Easier When Traveling With Kids Read More »

Taking a Car Trip With Your Kids: Basic Tips To Help You Plan Smart

Next weekend we’re off to visit my in-laws. But instead of over the river and through the woods, our 21st-century car trip to Grandma and Grandpa’s house involves nearly 300 miles in my beloved Subaru Outback. At least most of it is on interstate highways, but you can do the math: We’re talking at least …

Taking a Car Trip With Your Kids: Basic Tips To Help You Plan Smart Read More »

The Organized Home with Kids: Why Baskets Rock

As I mentioned in a recent post, I adore baskets. Baskets were a part of my life before I became a mom, but in retrospect, I think my pre-parenthood self was only scratching the surface of their full potential. While I love an organized home, getting mine to that state is a constant, ongoing work-in-progress. …

The Organized Home with Kids: Why Baskets Rock Read More »

Why Parents Need an Eating-Out Bag

When you become a first-time parent to a newborn, you quickly learn that you just can’t leave home without a diaper bag. And that your diaper bag needs to contain several toys and clothing changes, as well as the diapers. But by the time I had two kids in diapers, I discovered something equally important: …

Why Parents Need an Eating-Out Bag Read More »

The “Mommy Potty” and Other Secrets to Toilet Training On-The-Go

Chances are, if you’ve got a kiddo who’s toilet-training, you’ve found yourself far away from a potty seat or child-sized toilet at least once on this adventure. (Unless you never set foot outside of the house, of course.) My husband devised a simple but elegant solution to this dilemma when Kimmie was on the path …

The “Mommy Potty” and Other Secrets to Toilet Training On-The-Go Read More »

Exit mobile version