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Random things that make car travel with kids easier.
How we paid cash on our vacation.
My Disney dining e-book. (About when we used the Quick Service Plan. It’s out of date, but if you have Kindle Unlimited, it’s worth a read!)
hi, I love your site and podcasts. I have been wondering how your trip went this summer to family camp. I loved summer camp as a kid and can’t wait for my kids to go although I can’t imagine them being away from home without me for 2 weeks! 🙂 I think our first step is to do parent child camp for 1 weekend next summer. I also love your posts about intentional parenting and easy meal prep. I think a lot of us that struggle in house keeping also struggle in meal planning too. 🙂
Dana White says
It was great! A wonderful thing for my 8yo who is otherwise too young in my opinion!
JoAnn Massad says
Great ideas! Thanks! 😎
SAMANTHA LANG says
Our families have almost always been away from my husband and I (his parents were 3.5 hrs away, then 5 hrs, now 15; mine were 5 hrs, now 15 – my husband is military).
Anyway one thing we have done since my girls were about 3-4 years old (they are now 10, 8, and 4) were dry-erase travel packing pages.
I composed in MS Word a table that had a blank line in the first column, an image in second column, and word in the third column. Then I used self-laminating sheets from dollar store. Each trip I take them out (we are down to 1 now so it gets passed around because I haven’t taken the time to reprint) and I calculate how many of each item I want them to have.
4 (image underwear) underwear
4 (image socks) socks
2 (long sleeve) long sleeve … and so on and so forth.
Every time we do our trip the kids say “where’s my list” I did forget to include bathing suit and swimsuit and when the older girls were younger I’d check their choices to make sure it was items that for sure fit/and that they had the correct amounts, but now I don’t check the older two’s at all. They have their list, if they don’t double check/ensure they have what I requested them to pack, then they are out of luck, and have to live without that item (if i can, if not ill pick up one or borrow one as we have family in both areas).