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.

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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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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Use Pinterest for Planning Family Travel

Use Pinterest for Planning Family Travel

Creating a dedicated board on Pinterest can help you plan your trip and share your research with family and fellow travelers. As I’ve been researching our big trip, I’ve spent a lot of time online. A lot of time. I can’t tell you how many hotel reviews I’ve scoured, how many kid travel posts I’ve […]

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How to Pay for Traveling with Kids

How to Pay for Travel with Kids: Want to take a trip with your kids? Consider these tricks for saving up and funding that vacation, debt-free.

Want to take a trip with your kids? Consider these tricks for saving up and funding that vacation, debt-free. Back in our credit-card toting, debt-defying days, we took a few vacations. We flew to Minnesota to visit family. We drove to New Mexico for a conference once. We spent a weekend in Saint Louis just […]

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Create a Vision Board for Travel with Kids

Creating a Vision Board for Travel with Kids | Life as MOM - Help your kids know about where you

Help your kids know about where you’re going on your next vacation and to envision what it might be like with a vision board. Two years ago we decided to dream a big dream: We were going to take all six kids to France for our 20th anniversary. At the time it seemed really wild […]

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Travel with Kids {An Introduction}

Travel with Kids {an Introduction} -  Want to show your kids the world? You can travel, learn, and explore together without completely losing it. We

 Want to show your kids the world? You can travel, learn, and explore together without completely losing it. We’ll show you how! When I was a child, the extent of my travels encompassed whatever happened to lie on the interstate between southern California and southeastern Minnesota. Ever stood at the feet of the Jolly Green Giant? […]

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