Travel Tips: Packing Light
The three best rules of packing are pack light, pack light and pack light. I know we hear it a lot but putting this packing light principle into action is hard to do...especially if you have kids.
Are you one of those people who has a bag that you carry to work each day and each day an item is added to it? The bag just keeps growing and growing. It is like my diaper bag. I seem to grab an extra diaper and snacks each time we go out just in case I used everything up yesterday when we ...
Junior Ranger Program
Do you love exploring and learning? As a family we have just started planning some bigger adventures. I feel most of my kids are big enough now to use all their senses to see the world – or at least to broaden their horizons beyond our own community.
One adventure we recently went on was to explore the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. As we paid at the entrance of the Grand Canyon the friendly Ranger saw my kids and told them about the Junior Ranger Program. Excited to hear that news, we ...
Seattle City Pass
Recently we took a trip to Seattle. We only had a couple of days there and we wanted to see as much as possible. So we decided to purchase a Seattle City Pass. We were able to visit 5 attractions at a discounted rate.
Seattle City Pass
Woodland Park Zoo
The map looks daunting. Looking at the map you would think it would take all day. However, the enclosures were surprisingly closer together then I expected. We were only able to see about half of the animals. The first half of our visit was ...
Travel Tips – Snacks and Water
Spring is when we gear up for car travel. We plan our road trips, wish, dream and hope we can go everywhere we want. I am always searching for more car travel tips to make it easier, like how I pack clothes. Today I want to share my travel tips for snacks and water.
Traveling with kids in a car can be hard for many reasons. My first child screamed in the car everywhere we went. Now, 11 years later that same child may scream in the car for other reasons.
One thing I have found helpful ...
Travel Tips: Clothes Packing Tips
I’m so glad you are here to find out my secret clothes packing tip!
Do you love to go on family vacations?
We do, I do, but the thought of packing makes me want to cry because it is SO exhausting.
Do you ever feel like that?
I have 5 kids, one still in diapers and I need to figure out how many changes of clothes they will each need every day while keeping it all organized and efficient.
I do not like having one bag per person because, that is a lot of bags for my ...
Categories – Games on the Go
My cute Haley has some word retention issues because of her brain tumor. I've been reading a lot about how to help her and how to improve the damage done. One thing I can do is help her categorize her brain. When we play with animals we name a few other animals. When we eat bananas we talk about different fruits.
When I was young we went swimming everyday in the summer and we would play Categories. We would wake up and do our chores each morning, have lunch and then ride our bikes up a ...
Car Travel Games
I love to keep things organized and contained in the car well...to start out with at least. It seems like a few hours in and I'm telling them to clean up just like at home. We have gotten in the habit of pulling out all the garbage and putting things away at each gas station or stop we make. That seems to really help a lot!
I had to search for a while, because all boxes are different sizes and shapes, before I found these blue boxes for my van. They fit perfectly under the last row. I can ...
Triple Travel Snack Bag
Do you have Little Chefs like me who love a variety of snacks, but who do not like them to mix? My Little Chefs have a hard time choosing just one snack. When we are traveling my goal is to keep them happy. Whatever it takes seems to be our motto on a long road trip.
Today we are sharing our Triple Travel Snack Bag that Little Chef H could not put down. This is very simple to construct yet it yields great results.
1 locking quart bag
3 locking sandwich bags
duct tape ...