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Travelling with a Toddler? Don’t Forget These!!

Every time we pack for a family travel I feel like I am getting ready for a significant move. Between my stuff, my husband’s, and three kids—forgetting something is becoming the norm. Sometimes I have to stop and think of a few super important things not to forget because other things we can always buy. My usual list includes a driver license, credit cards, and medication. However, when it comes to a summer road trip with a toddler, packing the right things sometimes is a difference between a comfortable drive…

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Top 10 Tips for Making the Most of Your Visit to the Zoo

Going to the zoo can be a great way to spend the day as a family. There is so much to see and talk about, and great memories can be made. However, like most family outings, there is also the potential for the trip not to turn out how you had imagined. Having taken our kids to the zoo several times, we’ve figured out a few tips and ideas to make the most of your zoo trip. Making the most of your visit to the zoo Wear good shoes. All…

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#RealityMom Road Trip Guide

Traveling with kids shouldn’t be something that is dreaded. It can be fun, and it is all about how you spin your exciting trip. Going on a trip can be an adventure. Oh, all the wonderful things you are going to see! A great trip with your kids requires a bit of planning, some organization and lots of creativity. Here are some tips on how to make traveling with kids seem like a breeze. Be Prepared. Start your trip off by making sure you have everything you need in case…

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Hello Spring Break Vacation: I Need You More Than My Kids

Spring Break can’t get here soon enough. Sure, it’s a break from school for the kids. But we parents need this break too. I am counting down the days until our family can board the plane and getaway to somewhere warm and sunny. I honestly think that I need a vacation this Spring Break more than my family does. Anyone else with me? Winter this year has been weird with lots of ups and downs. The weather could seriously use a Prozac with snow and ice one week and then…

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I Used to Dread the Winter: Then I Had Kids

Winter. The time when most people hunker down, find a warm place to hang out, and dream about the summer months ahead. Not my family. We live in the upper mid-west where snow may arrive in November and stick around through the end of March. Yet my family…we seek more snow. And bigger hills. Mountains. Our spring break falls in towards the end of our winter season. After months of cold, we load our gear, download some podcasts, and start driving. Seventeen hours to our home away from home. The Mountains….

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