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 […]

24-Hour Date on a Dime in San Diego (Frugal Friday)

24-Hour Date Night on a Dime | Life as MOM

A weekend getaway, even if it’s only 24 hours, doesn’t have to be expensive. Here’s how to save money on your next overnighter. A few weeks ago FishPapa and I had a 24-Hour Date. When our kids were really little, the only time we were gone overnight was to go to the hospital and have […]

Creating a Vision Board for Our Trip to Europe

Creating a Vision Board of Our Trip to Europe - Life as MOM

The following content is sponsored by the Home Collection by Post-it Brand and Scotch Brand: As you know, we’re dreaming a big dream around here. Next year hubs and I celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. 20 years?! Yes, ma’am. I’m so blessed to call this man my husband. Wow. Back in 1994 I handled the […]

How to Save Money on Road Trips (Frugal Friday)

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Simply taking a road trip is a great way to save money on travel costs. There are additional ways to save money while you’re on the road. Summer is the time for road trips. Sure, some folks may be heading to the airport to take a flight on vacation, but a lot of us simply […]

Summer Fun: How to Get the Sand Off

Summer Fun: How to Get the Sand Off

Got sandy feet at the beach? Here are a few tricks for dealing with sand: water, baby powder, and time. One of my kids’ favorite things to do at the beach is to play in the sand and build castles, forts, moats, and other sandy constructions. Second to that, of course, is body surfing. They […]

Summer Fun: What to Take to the Beach

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A trip to the beach is a wonderful way to spend a summer day. Be prepared for the adventure with this beach packing list for families. One of the perks to living where we live is that the beach is just a ten-minute drive from our house, depending on which beach we want to go […]

Why You Should Rent a Condo on Your Next Family Vacation

Why You Should Rent a Condo on Your Next Family Vacation

There are a multitude of benefits to rending a condo on your next family vacation, especially if you have more than two children. Once upon a time you could squeeze a family with three or four children in a hotel room and it worked out great for a family vacation. I remember. Once upon a […]