Tips for Traveling with Kids

Are you hitting the road this week? Traveling with kids? Have you thought through the adventure and made some contingency plans? Here are some ideas that might help you in the days to come: Traveling with a Baby How to Vacation with Children Without Losing Your Mind Keeping the Joy in Family Travel Have Bag, […]

Traveling with a Baby

Photo Source: Janel Piersma One of the things that we’ve embraced about parenting is that life is different with each season and with each new addition to our family. If you expect life to stay exactly the same, you’re going to be disappointed. However, if you go into it with the mindset that you’re on […]

How to Vacation with Children Without Losing Your Mind

Last week our family went on an adventure. We loaded up the car with clothes, snacks, and kids and headed out for the open road. We had a loose agenda and up to 8 days to spend. It was the longest trip we’ve taken in the last five years and the only one in which […]

Santa Barbara – This Mom’s Travel Tales

FishPapa grew up in Santa Barbara, CA. I went to college there. We met and married there. First baby? Yep, he was born there, too. Pop over to Mom’s Travel Tales and read all about this wonderful, beautiful city on the California Riviera.

Keeping the Joy in Family Travel – A Guest Post

Photo Source: Muha Today’s guest post is from my friend, Amy, the voice behind Mom’s Tool Box as well as Mom’s Travel Tales. She’s my globe-trotting hero. I can’t wait for her travels to bring her my direction. Family travel can be filled with wonderful experiences and adventures. And it can also wear a mom […]

Planning Vacations for a Range of Ages

As you may know, our six kids are ranged in age from one to thirteen. We represent almost every developmental stage of childhood. Makes for some complex parenting. One thing we’ve struggled with over time is provide activities and to plan vacations that can suit the whole crew. Today, over at Simple Homeschool, I’m sharing […]

Frugal Friday: Head for the Hills — or the Nearest Grandparents’ House

We’re heading to horse country this weekend, also known as The Grandparents’ House. When FishChick heard where we were going, she said, “Oh, good, I get to feed Gwampa’s horses.” Yes, indeed. The girl spends all day every day out in the stable with King and Kino — and Gwampa, of course. He loves it. […]

Disneyland on a Dime

You can’t live or travel in California without a trip to Disneyland. Sooner or later, I think a trip to Disneyland, the original Disney theme park, is in order. Yet, the tricky part is finding a way to afford it. Amusement parks are never cheap. And while Disney, in my opinion, is the creme de […]