I love to travel, plan, find a good deal, pack, and spend uninterrupted time with my husband and little ones. The Memories? Priceless. Getting to our new destination? It can be a friggin nightmare sometimes. With seven of us in tow, we don’t fly often due to the expenses of it all. Most of the time we road trip. Now when I say road trip I don’t mean: let’s spend days on end … [Read more...] about 11 Good Road Trip Travel Ideas for Young Kids
Have a newborn baby that simply won't sleep? I've been there and it's the worst! While I can't guarantee you that the tips I'm leaving here will work for you they certainly have helped me. Good luck! Being a mother of five, I am not always afforded the luxury of sleep. My kids have never been the best sleepers. I have a 10-year-old who requires no sleep, an 8-year-old who … [Read more...] about Newborn Baby Won’t Sleep? Tips for Tired Moms
Ugh! The dreaded chores. I don’t know about your house, but I HATE chores. Want to know what I hate even more? Trying to get kids to do chores. In our house, we don't have any of those kids who "like" to do chores. Do those really exist? It seems like anytime I ask anyone to do anything, World War III breaks out. After struggling with this for years and working through … [Read more...] about How to Get Your Kids to Do Their Chores Without Complaining
Mr. High Five and I don’t really like to travel when everyone else does. We hate crowds and long lines and well, just waiting in general. We prefer to take the kidlets out of school and hit the road and go when no one else will be wherever it is that we are going. So that means that when the kids are out of school for spring break, fall break, Christmas, and summer we are … [Read more...] about Who Needs a Vacation when You Can Have a Staycation?
A few years ago my husband and I were very brave souls and took our three and five-year-old kids to Europe for a family trip. It wasn't the trip and time change that worried us, but rather the long flight that made us scared. A lot of the time we just road trip to avoid all the hassle, but this time a flight was necessary. So, we knew we needed to think and get as much … [Read more...] about Tips for Traveling with Kids on a Plane