Love Letters

Love Letters - A box of love letters in the garage holds many memories and the start of our marriage.

A box of love letters in the garage holds many memories and the start of our marriage. This post is sponsored by Hallmark.Twenty-two years ago today I was wandering the streets of Paris with my friend Sarah and some new girls we’d met on the plane overseas. I was, as my French mom so often introduced […]

Make Family Travel Fun, Easy, & Affordable

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Taking kids on vacations and road trips is not a walk in the park. In fact, sometimes a walk in the park isn’t really that easy, either. But, hitting the trail with your peeps is worth it. Somewhere between my honeymoon — when we talked about visiting France every year — and when the sixth […]

Save Money on Gas with Shell Fuel Rewards Network

Save Money on Gas with Shell Fuel Rewards Network

The following content is sponsored by Shell. This summer I’m trying to make a bigger effort to get our family out and about visiting museums and other field trippy places. And we’ve started putting family road trips back on the calendar. This means a little more time in the car and a little bit bigger gas […]

Hyatt Place is Family Friendly

Hyatt Place is Family Friendly - Looking for summertime accommodations on the road? Give Hyatt Place a try.

Looking for summertime accommodations on the road? Give Hyatt Place a try. Disclosure: I received a complimentary stay at Hyatt Place Ontario/Rancho Cucamonga. All opinions are mine. This past weekend half our family ventured north to the deserty city of Ontario for a homeschool convention. FishPapa and I took our two teenagers who are 13 […]

Zone Defense Check-In: Travel & Transportation

Organize Your Travel Gear: Are you ready for travel? Check out these tips to make family travel more fun.

Are you ready for travel? Check out these tips to make family travel more fun. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! […]

Zone Defense: Organizing Your Travel Gear

Zone Defense: Organizing Your Travel Gear | Life as MOM

Time to tackle clutter and disorganization and maybe too much stuff. This month we are organizing our travel gear so we can hit the road with a smile. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not […]

Planning Ideas for a European Vacation

Planning Ideas for a European Vacation

Our family just got back from a 3-day road trip. While we had a fabulous time out of Dodge, we are tired and happy to be home. Our kids are pretty good travelers, packing their stuff and loading the car in pretty short order. We love the idea of traveling with our big family. As […]

Have a Better Road Trip

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The holiday season is getting in gear. Chances are you and your family might be hitting the road to visit with friends and family in the coming weeks. Vacations and road trips can run the gamut from fun adventures, to  experiences to be tolerated, to disasters of epic proportions. While you can’t control everything, you […]