Load Up Your Kindle for Travel

Load Up Your Kindle for Travel | Life as MOM - If you

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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Follow Great Travel Blogs

Follow Great Travel Blogs - If you

If you’re planning a trip, find a few travel blogs to help you navigate and learn more about your destination. You know that it’s always a good practice to find a few good blogs about things that you want to know more about, right? Like if you want to cook inexpensive but tasty food? Or […]

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3 Free Things to Do Anywhere You Travel

3 Free Things to Do Anywhere You Travel - You don

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on entertainment when you travel. Consider these three things to do anywhere you travel. As I’ve researched our trips to England and France these last few months, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find out that children are often absolutely FREE at select museums and attractions. Be […]

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Cruising with Kids

Cruising with Kids - Are you considering taking a family cruise? Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh has some tips to planning a trip the whole family will love.

Are you considering taking a family cruise? Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh has some tips to planning a trip the whole family will love. photo credit: Gail Frederick, used by license In my experience, there are two main kinds of people– those who absolutely LOVE the planning part of going on vacation and those who really […]

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A Busy Book for Kids on the Road

A Busy Book for Kids on the Road - Hitting the road? Need some fun, but quiet activity for little hands? Make a busy book.

Hitting the road? Need some fun, but quiet activity for little hands? Make a busy book. A busy book is a bit old school. At least in the age of iPods, iPads, and other handheld entertainment devices. However, I still love it when my kids engage in non-digital, screen-free play. A busy book can provide […]

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Start the Passport Process Early {Travel with Kids}

Start the Passport Process Early - Ready to travel with your kids to another country? You all need passports and you need to start that process with plenty of time.

Ready to travel with your kids to another country? You all need passports and you need to start that process with plenty of time. Trust me. Folks warned me. They said make sure you submit your passport application with plenty of time. I listened. I really did. But since it was going to cost over […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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