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FREE Printable Beach Packing List

A trip to the beach is a wonderful way to spend a summer day. Be prepared for the adventure with this free printable beach packing list for families. One of the perks to living where we live is that the beach is just a ten-minute drive from our house, depending on which beach we want […]

Budget-Friendly Vacation Tips for Families

Would you like to travel with your kids and see the world? Not sure you can swing it on a budget? Try these budget-friendly vacation tips to make it happen. For the first 15 years of our marriage — we’re approaching 23 years now — we traveled very little. Between work, babies, pregnancy, and debt, there […]

Travel Essentials for Family Trips

Ready to hit the road? Make sure that you have these travel essentials to make your family trip safe, fun, and trouble-free. After almost 20 years of traveling with kids, I’ve learned a few things. College boys probably won’t love your music choices, yet 7-year olds still get excited about Veggie Tales — even if […]

Plan a Staycation & Save Money

Plan a staycation to save the money. Adventure is still to be had as you play the tourist in your own town. Enjoy sleeping in your own bed, too! My motto, as you must know by now, is “Go big or go home”. It applies to my family size, my to-do list, my car, and […]

Preparing the House Before Vacation

Vacation season is about to begin. 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. Here are some great tips on preparing the house before vacation from Amy Gross, founder of Mom’s Toolbox. Getting ready to head out of […]

Travel Planning: Five Favorite Things

Travel Planning: Five Favorite Things

Doing a little travel planning? Me, too! Here are five of my favorite things when it comes to planning a family vacation. This post may contain affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. While I’m […]

Planning Ideas for a UK Vacation

How to Plan Your Trip to Europe | Life as MOM

Need some planning ideas for a UK vacation? Me, too! Let’s chat. Share your tips and tricks for traveling with kids in the United Kingdom. The crew walking through Kensington Gardens, Fall 2014 Today it’s Q&A day! Where I give the Q, and you provide the A. 😉 I’m super excited that our family is going […]

The Beauty of Internet Travel Planning

The internet has not only transformed how we communicate, but also how we travel. Get started planning your next trip with internet travel planning. When I was planning my first French adventure back in 1992, the internet was not widely available. My university certainly  didn’t have it until about four years later. I went to […]