Vacation: A Favorite Fall Tradition

It may seem odd to take a vacation in the fall of the year. I think most people are probably hunkering down for a busy season. Many kids have schedules with school and extra activities that don’t allow them to leave home for long. Since we homeschool, we can take our education on the road. […]

Budget-Friendly, Big Family Travel (Frugal Friday)

Years ago I had big dreams of jetsetting around the world. I had been a French major and lived a year in France. That year I traveled to Austria, Germany, and explored the south of France. The following year, hubs and I went to France on our honeymoon. A year later we traveled to Honduras. The […]

Don’t Be Afraid to Travel with Children

The following is written by LifeasMOM contributor, Amy: You will probably experience a diaper blowout at some point in your life as mom. Babies cry. Kids whine. And things get lost. And you know what… those things happen at home as well as on fantastic vacations. So why not take the show on the road […]

Making Road Trips More Enjoyable

Summer may be drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean we pack away the road trip. In fact, now’s a great time to take one last trip before the school year gets into full swing — or  think through how you’ll rock the fall and winter travels to Gramma’s House. The following is written […]

Be Ready for that Next Road Trip

This post has been sponsored by Allstate. Rincon, one of my favorite parts of the 101 Our family hasn’t flown on a plane in about six years. But, we get in the car almost every day. And with the grandparents living two and three hours away, road trips are a frequent occurrence. “Have car big […]

Coming to BlogHer? See the Sights of San Diego

La Jolla Tidepools The blogosphere is converging in my neck of the woods later this week at the 2011 BlogHer Conference. I’ve never been before, but I’ll be attending on behalf of Mott’s. It will be a whirlwind of a weekend with my mom coming down to ride herd on the kids while I head […]

An Amusement Park Survival Guide

Growing up in the Los Angeles basin, I saw my fair share of amusement parks. Disneyland, the real one, was a yearly trip. Magic Mountain was a mere five or ten miles from my house. I even worked there one summer after high school. We bought passes to Universal Studios back when it was cheap […]

Taking Freezer Meals on The Road (Eat Well, Spend Less)

The activity, hot weather, and entertainment factor of summertime can wreak havoc on one’s grocery budget. How can summer fun affect your food costs? In summertime we venture out and about more often; we have more random schedules than the rest of the year; we tend to avoid hot kitchens and want someone else to […]