Troubles along the way

Training Little Ears to use Headphones

June 19, 2013

What a plethora of activities we can provide to little ones once they can use headphones!  Audio stories, movies on a plane, favorite music playlists, etc.  But what do you do if your child refuses to keep them on and continually pulls them off? Today’s post includes a variety of ideas to help train your [...]

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Guest Post: Happily Enduring Long Flights With Little Kids, Part 1

May 1, 2013

I am so excited to share this awesome guest post from my sister Heather!  Her family is stationed overseas for the next several years and she has loads of excellent tips to share.  This is a two-part post, so be to read the continuation.  Hope you enjoy it:   Guest Post: Happily Enduring Long Flights [...]

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“When will we get there?” A visual to help…

April 17, 2013

We all know that there are at least two things that seem inevitable on a road trip with kids: Kids will wonder and ask (a lot) how much longer a car ride will be. Arguments will happen between siblings.   And of course, as parents, we are left trying to keep the peace, discipline if [...]

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“Nice Voices, Nice Choices”

February 20, 2013

Lately our kids seem to be grumpier than usual, and get extremely irritated with each other over any little thing.  Not sure if there is a root cause, or just bad habits lately in how they treat each other.  After a particularly trying day today with errands and driving, my husband and I had enough [...]

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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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12 ways to entertain young kids on a hike or outdoor activity

July 16, 2012

Teaching the love of the outdoors is an important thing to pass on to our kids.  Most children will start out strong during a family outing, but will fade if they get tired, hot, hungry, or bored.  Here are 11 great ways to keep the happy factor up!     1.  Find walking sticks.  Experiment [...]

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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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Preboarding with young kids

May 25, 2012

Boarding a plane early with young kids can be a lifesaver if you really need the extra time to get situated.  It is so nice to take a few extra moments without the entire plane waiting for you to move. We have been flying a lot lately, and I have really noticed airlines’ differing stances [...]

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Where are those rest stops?

May 11, 2012

I don’t know about you, but it always seems like we are looking for a rest stop and then pass one too late.  Or I wish I would have known that a rest stop was at a certain point along our route. Last weekend, we headed down to Sea World and a wedding.  Being a [...]

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Keeping little ones happy in a restaurant

May 4, 2012

When you are traveling and eating out more often than usual, little ones can be difficult to keep happy while waiting for your food.  Heck, they are difficult whether traveling or not! Here is a fantastic post I found on pinterest, “10 Restaurant Waiting Games to Play with Kids”.  Some are games you’ve played, some [...]

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To Carseat or Not to Carseat? Airplane Traveling and your Toddler

March 26, 2012

Flying with a toddler soon?  What about that carseat?  Do you check it or bring it on the plane? These are some questions every parent asks when flying with a toddler.  This topic has come up a couple of times to me recently so I really wanted to explore it further.  To clarify further, today [...]

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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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Your worst experiences…Part 2

March 5, 2012

Ready to hear more of those worst experiences while traveling with kids? I have received several stories as a follow up to “She told me I should throw my baby off the plane” post last week.   By reading these different experiences, it helps us remember that sometimes during vacation, despite our best efforts, our kids [...]

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“She told me I should throw my baby off the plane…”

February 27, 2012

What has been one of your worst experiences traveling with your young kids?  Traveling always comes with unexpected events–car sickness, long layovers, rude people, bags left or lost, hours backed up traffic, earaches.  We’ve all been there! Share your story so we can all have a little laugh now, and in the future, remember that [...]

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Emergency Assistance on the Road

February 24, 2012

Trouble seems to happen when you least expect it.   Having an emergency number to call for help can make the difference when you have little children who can’t wait too long.  Some drivers have insurance to help if you have a flat tire, or run out of gas.  However, if you are looking for [...]

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