Tips for Flying with Kids

Air travel with children can be stressful. Life as MOM contributor Janel has a few tips that can help you make the journey just a bit easier. In my nine years of motherhood, I’ve made several flights with my kids both nationally and internationally. Sometimes my husband has been along for the ride but for […]

Travel Books You Should Know

Booking It is an online book club where we share the good reads we’ve found in the previous month. We’ve found that over the years we’ve discovered some great new books thanks to this monthly book share. Carrie and Anne are my fellow bookworms and help round out the selections. Jessica read: Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door by […]

Keeping Your Stuff Safe with Pacsafe

As technology has become more sophisticated, so have thieves, particularly when you travel. Pacsafe luggage has products specifically designed to deter bad guys. Disclosure: I received complimentary review product from Pacsafe. All opinions are my own. Twenty years ago when I was a college kid in France, a safety pin was a pretty good deterrent for […]

Ways to Organize Travel Plans

People store and process information so differently. How do you organize your travel plans? Once upon a time, a travel agent would plan your trip and hand you a packet with tickets and an itinerary. There are still travel agents, but most people I know do the booking and planning themselves. Having figured out the […]

Organizing Travel Gear with Tom Bihn Bags

Keeping your possessions organized while you’re traveling can make the trip so much more fun and enjoyable. Check out this great gear from Tom Bihn. Disclosure: I received complimentary review product from Tom Bihn. All opinions are my own. In the planning of this big trip to cart all six kids halfway across the world, I’ve […]

Packing Light for Travel with Kids

Traveling with kids requires schlepping more stuff than you would if you were traveling on your own. But, it’s still possible to travel light. When I moved to France for a year, I thought I was packing light. My high school French teacher had cautioned me to take no more than I could carry on […]

A Mom’s Capsule Wardrobe for Travel

What we moms wear matters. It effects our day and our disposition. Consider a capsule wardrobe for making travel with kids easier. Earlier this summer, I started to think about what to pack for myself on this trip. I started culling different items into one corner of my closet, in the hopes of creating a […]

Budget-Friendly Travel with Kids

You can travel and not go broke. Really. Here’s how. Hitting the road needn’t be expensive, but it certainly can if you let it. In fact, I think there’s an assumption that you need to spend a lot of money to make it be fun. That’s really not true. Over the last five years since […]