Preparing Your Kids for Foreign Travel

Preparing Your Kids for Foreign Travel - Crossing borders? Preparing kids for foreign travel is a little bit different than prepping them to visit Gramma

Crossing borders? Preparing kids for foreign travel is a little bit different than prepping them to visit Gramma’s house. Here are some fun things to do as you prepare to travel with kids. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way […]

Read Great Travel Books

Read Great Travel Books - Planning a trip? Be sure to check out some great travel guides before you go -- and make sure the kids get a chance to read along with you.

Planning a trip? Be sure to check out some great travel guides before you go — and make sure the kids get a chance to read along with you. I am a book person. I always have preferred reading as my main form of learning, so it comes as no surprise that I read to […]

Use Pinterest for Planning Family Travel

Use Pinterest for Planning Family Travel

Creating a dedicated board on Pinterest can help you plan your trip and share your research with family and fellow travelers. As I’ve been researching our big trip, I’ve spent a lot of time online. A lot of time. I can’t tell you how many hotel reviews I’ve scoured, how many kid travel posts I’ve […]

How to Pay for Traveling with Kids

How to Pay for Travel with Kids: Want to take a trip with your kids? Consider these tricks for saving up and funding that vacation, debt-free.

Want to take a trip with your kids? Consider these tricks for saving up and funding that vacation, debt-free. Back in our credit-card toting, debt-defying days, we took a few vacations. We flew to Minnesota to visit family. We drove to New Mexico for a conference once. We spent a weekend in Saint Louis just […]

Create a Vision Board for Travel with Kids

Creating a Vision Board for Travel with Kids | Life as MOM - Help your kids know about where you

Help your kids know about where you’re going on your next vacation and to envision what it might be like with a vision board. Two years ago we decided to dream a big dream: We were going to take all six kids to France for our 20th anniversary. At the time it seemed really wild […]

Travel with Kids {An Introduction}

Travel with Kids {an Introduction} -  Want to show your kids the world? You can travel, learn, and explore together without completely losing it. We

 Want to show your kids the world? You can travel, learn, and explore together without completely losing it. We’ll show you how! When I was a child, the extent of my travels encompassed whatever happened to lie on the interstate between southern California and southeastern Minnesota. Ever stood at the feet of the Jolly Green Giant? […]

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 […]