12 Best Kid-friendly destinations? What do you think?

March 13, 2013

Budget Travel came out with their choices for the 12 best kid-friendly destinations, hoping to help families thinking about their summer vacation plans.  Here are the 12 places on their list:   Colonial Williamsburg, VA Washington D.C. London Boston Berlin Philadelphia San Francisco New York City San Diego Barcelona Niagara Falls, NY St. Augustine, FL [...]

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5 Most Popular Posts from 2012

February 27, 2013

I am excited that this website has been helpful for so many families.  Check out the top 5 posts from the 2012:   1.  To Carseat or Not to Carseat? Airplane Traveling and your Toddler –Options for a toddler (2 years +) that you have to buy an airplane seat for, regardless if you want [...]

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Haha…greatly underestimated moving!

February 4, 2013

I am excited to start this up again!  Moving across several states, in many different transitions, took so much out of me…I am amazed at women who can spring back so quickly.  It seems organization, boxes, getting kids adjusted, and  figuring out new schedules took more time than I originally anticipated. Watch for things to [...]

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Short Break

August 8, 2012

We’re on our last stretches of moving and traveling.  I’m really looking forward to having all my notes and internet again.  Watch for new posts in about 2 weeks   In the meantime, check out some of the latest posts and categories.  I’d also love to hear if you know of good products to highlight, [...]

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Hardship Homemaking Guest Post

August 6, 2012

Last week, I reposted my story  “She Told Me I Should Throw My Baby Off the Plane“  for Hardship Homemaking. I was very excited to share my story with a new audience and learn about this wonderful blog.  Hardship Homemaking dedicates itself towards families who are living overseas and looking for tips, recipes, and travel [...]

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License Plate Game, Made a Little Easier

August 1, 2012

A little late, but here is my Wednesday highlight!  Do you ever try to spot different license plates along your travels? Today’s product will make this game so much easier to play!  It is the   Melissa & Doug License Plate Game. I absolutely LOVE Melissa & Doug products for their quality and purpose.  This [...]

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Olympic Printables!

July 27, 2012

So, of course we needed an Olympic themed post today!  Here are some great Olympic printables from Activity Village I found to add to your travels: Olympic Coloring Pages.  Some of my favorites: Scroll to the bottom of the Olympic Coloring Pages and find individual sports your child may be particularly interested in.  Here’s a [...]

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July 16, 2012

Whew!  Moving is such tough work!  We are in such a transition state–out of our home in TX, living in temporary housing in CO, working out details and remodeling plans for our new house.  My brain is busting with ideas though, so I’m excited to get these ideas flowing again.  Up today….post on 12 ways [...]

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Creating Memories Through Vacation Traditions

June 25, 2012

Do you have something you consistently do every vacation that adds to your memories?  Or would you like to learn more ideas about how to do so? I’m excited to announce my guest post with Power of Moms, “Creating Memories Through Vacation Traditions,“  filled with childhood stories, old pictures, and family travel ideas.   I [...]

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Moving to a different state

June 5, 2012

Sorry for the no posts last week!  For those who don’t know, we are excited to make a move from TX to Colorado in just a few weeks.  Getting everything ready to put our home on the market, tie up loose ends, and figure out our move has taken all my brain power!  To save [...]

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Making Your Own Fun

April 27, 2012

There are so many fun ways to add excitement to a road trip without any toys!   I think this video says it all:     Check out my post “Dancing and Singing Along, Together” for playlist ideas for dancing if you don’t think acapella is for you And if you want to know–yes, we [...]

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Looking for a cheaper vacation?

April 23, 2012

Who is not looking for ways to cut costs on a summer vacation?  Happily traveling with our families also means trying to keep our pocketbook happy. According to Rick Seaney, an airfare expert at USA Today, there are 6 key places this summer where airfare will cost less than other destinations.  His tip for getting [...]

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DIY Pocket Blankets

April 16, 2012

Sleeping in the car can be uncomfortable, but is a necessary part of traveling with kids.  After all, when the kids are asleep are some of the best breaks for parents and when you can make the best time! We found one thing that really helped our family was sewing a pocket blanket. Bring right [...]

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Flying vs driving?

March 16, 2012

Trying to evaluate whether to fly or drive on your next trip?  I am really excited to bring this next resource: BeFrugal.com and their  Fly or drive calculator to help you out.  I love that it compares the cost of your time as well as money. When we travel with little kids, this question always [...]

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Inspirational Quotes

March 12, 2012

As I have been getting ready for our trip to Kauai and writing this post early, today’s post is all about having optimism.  Sometimes, things don’t go according to plan!  As parents, it is our job to put on a happy face, remember why we are doing this, and make those happy memories with our [...]

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