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Traveling in the UK: How We Got Around

Looking forward to traveling in the UK? Wondering how to get from place to place? Here’s how we got around as a family of 8 for a month in Great Britain. Those who’ve been parents more than three days know that travel with kids entails a fair amount of planning and logistics. Heck! Going to […]

Benefits of Family Travel that Grow Your Family & Marriage

The benefits of family travel are manifold, but most important are those opportunities that enrich your family culture, teach you about your kids, and strengthen your marriage. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support! The first time […]

How to Plan a Big Family Trip on a Budget

Ready to see the world with your kids? Not sure where to start? Follow these easy tips to plan a big family trip. You want to travel. You want to take your family on a big trip. You want to see the world. Only trouble is, you have no idea where to start. You don’t […]

Why Spend Big Money on Travel with Kids?

Traveling with kids is not cheap, but it’s got loads of benefits that far outweigh the cost. Consider these reasons to spend big money on travel. I met my husband shortly before I moved to France for a year. Much of our early relationship was developed long-distance through letters and very expensive phone calls — […]

Great Britain on a Budget (with Kids)

We spent a month in Great Britain on a budget, traveling with our six kids. It was amazing, but it was also hard. Here’s how we did it. We’ve always been frugal people. Even when we got into debt, we nickled and dimed our way there. Generally speaking, Bryan and I don’t feel comfortable sparing […]

Load Up Your Kindle for Travel

Hitting the road? Don’t forget to load up your Kindle for travel. Janel shares how she stocks her digital library for her family, saving money as well as space. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does […]

Taking Freezer Meals on Vacation to Save Money on Food

Freezer Meals Kids Love | Life as Mom

Hitting the road? Plan on taking freezer meals on vacation with you to save money on food costs. You’ll eat well without breaking the bank. Cheese Enchiladas 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, you say? In summertime […]

Be Prepared with a Day Trip Checklist

Be prepared for a fun day out and about when you have a day trip checklist. Don’t recreate the wheel; reuse your own brain power. As you plan out your summer, no doubt you see a few day trips in your future. No biggie, right? No need to pack much, no need to sleep in […]