Dealing with motion sickness when traveling isn’t easy. Motion sickness can affect many young children because their brain and inner ear can sense motion, but their eyes and joints won’t. This imbalance results in nausea, dizziness, sweating, and sometimes, vomiting. We have two children that suffer from queasy stomachs and sometimes they start to feel ill when we least expect it. How do we prevent it? How can you prevent it? Well there isn’t a magic formula, but we have many suggestions that have worked for us over the years and hopefully they will work for you as well.
A road trip is a right of passage for many American families. It is a time for families to spend hours on end enjoying one another’s company, playing games, seeing new sights, and creating memories. My husband loves road trips. We usually end up making at least one road trip each year and have learned many things along the way. The longest car ride was from Chicago to San Antonio, and we have made several trips to Nashville and New York by car. Each time I swear I will never, ever, travel that far in a car with three children again. However, we continue to take road trips, so I guess the best thing to do is to find some awesome road trip activities for… [Read More]
When our Elf on the Shelf first arrived eight years ago, I had no idea the amount of work I was creating for myself. At the time, I had three children under the age of six, and I made a big production about the arrival of our new little friend. I read the book that came with him from the North Pole and asked them to select a name. I thought it would be something great, something grand, so I waited patiently while they debated, and finally settled upon the best elf name ever…Dave. Yep, Dave the Elf. Dave arrives on the first of December and for the next 23 days, I create a rhyming scavenger hunt for my young children. Each night, I… [Read More]
Are you hitting the road this holiday season? Before you spend hours in the car with your loved ones, you might want to have some tips and tricks to survive the ride. If you take the time to prepare well and pack a lot of patience, the holiday road trip can create special memories that will last a life time.
Summer is wrapping up and parents are either counting the days or savoring every last minute with their kids. Every parent is starting to think about those back to school necessities, especially back to school snacks and lunches. I’m always looking for ways to save time in the morning and after school, so having convenient snacks on hand is always important to me. I decided this year I’m going to be prepared and make a list of easy to pack back to school snacks not only to help myself, but to help you too!
The family road trip is one of those vacations people either love or hate. Those hours from point A to point B and sometimes places in between can either be magical or downright exhausting. After logging thousands of miles in road trips reading (and listening to) hundreds of books while driving along, we’ve come up with our list of best audio books for a family road trip. Enjoy!
Going on vacation is an exciting thing for the whole family. What is not always fun, however, can be the journey. When you are on your way and everyone is impatient to reach the destination, it might make everyone a bit cranky. How can you keep kids busy on your next road trip and avoid the meltdowns? Here are some of our favorite ideas:
Summer’s here and it’s the time of year when we think about heading off to some exotic location for a nice, relaxing vacation. With a family, though, it can quickly become a very expensive proposition to travel. Here are some easy ways to find the best deals for your travel plans.
A family road trip is filled with possibilities. During the ride, emotions can range from excitement to irritability, so it’s best to have a plan in place before heading out the door. Taking a family road trip can be a blast as long as you are prepared. These 35 essentials to pack for a family road trip may not prevent missteps or meltdowns, but it will certainly have you prepared for whatever might come your way.
There’s something magical about movies that can transport you to far away lands from the comfort of your living room. Over the years we have been inspired to travel by movies we have watched. Some made us laugh, some made us cry, but they all made us dream of adventure. We hope you enjoy our choices of the best movies that will make you want to travel.
Whether you are traveling by car or plane, it can be helpful to have snacks nearby when hunger strikes. We’ve asked around for 25 easy to make and pack travel snacks and I think you will love what we found. A nice mix of sweet and savory and a few allergy friendly recipes too. A perfect companion to our most pinned post of all time, 25 Easy to Pack Travel Snacks, and many options here for after school, lunch time, or game day too. Enjoy!
While many of us dream of road trips and flights to exotic places, traveling with kids in tow can feel less like a vacation and more like a chore. Thankfully, we live in a modern world with the technology to keep kids entertained for long haul car and airplane journeys. Here are some of the best apps to keep your kids happily engaged instead of asking, “Are we there yet?” for the hundredth time.
We love to bring read aloud books for a road trip because they help pass the time and keep the kids unplugged. We have pooled together some of our favorites, asked some of our favorite teachers for their suggestions, and found some friends to chime in with their choices too. We hope you will find that these books not only entertain your children, but promote discussion and family connection, helping those hours in the car fly by.
If you find yourself on the road this holiday season with kids in the back seat, you will want to have some books on board to entertain them along the way. Here are some of our favorite kids books to put your family in the holiday spirit as you make your way to and from your destination. “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” -Hamilton Wright Mabie Books for Younger Children/Read Alouds: Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buena Dream Snow by Eric Carle The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola The Christmas Wish by Lori Evert Pinkalicious: Merry Pinkmas! by Victoria Kann The Last Christmas Tree by Stephen Kerensky Froggy’s Best… [Read More]
If you’re planning on hitting the road this holiday season with your family, it’s probably a safe bet you will need to have something to entertain the children along the way. Why not pass an hour or two with a classic holiday film? Here are 20 of our favorite family holiday movies we love to watch together.