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 […]

Be Prepared for Carsickness

Summer vacations are just around the corner. And with them come the summer road trip. And while your destination and your luggage are important things to plan for, so is the inevitable bout of carsickness. Yes, you hate to think about it. But, when your child hollers, “Mom, I feel sick!” from the backseat as […]

A Review of Disney’s California Adventure

photo source: JGV A few weeks ago our family went on a little adventure, a California adventure. At Disneyland Resort’s California Adventure. Know this: I am a diehard Disneyland fan — to the core, no Disney World for this chick. I’ll take the real deal, thanks. So, while I could spend a week inside the […]

Preparing the House Before Vacation

Vacation season is about to begin. And while packing up to hit the road is obviously top priority, there are some great things you can do to make coming home even better. Read these tips from LifeasMOM contributor, Amy: Getting ready to head out of town for quick jaunt or extended vacation? Here are a […]