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Front Seat Storage Bag Yields Safer Car Trips

Park it up front for a safer ride. Credit: The Silly Wagon
The Wisey Car Bag helps minimize distractions while driving alone with the kids, so you can keep your eyes on the road, where they belong. Designed to hang on the front passenger...

Road Trip Sanity, Part II

Last week I confessed that my mood improved and family vacations became a lot more fun when I stopped expecting my husband to read my mind about what needed to happen to get the five of us packed and out the door. Forms and checklists that Bill and I...

Peaceful Family Roadtrips - Tips for a Fight-Free Vacation

Every summer when our boys were young, we loaded them in the car before dawn and took off for our annual family vacation in Colorado. And every summer on departure day I was in a bad mood. Why? Well, for weeks I'd been planning the trip --...

DailyDish: Avoiding car sickness

Few things can ruin a road trip faster and more completely than car sickness....

DailyDish: Dozing while driving can be a good thing

If you want to avoid the constant queries of "Are we there yet?", try mixing rest with your ride....

DailyDish: Keeping hydrated on the road

Don't forget to hydrate yourself and your family when taking long car tips....

Mommy Bloggers Cross-Country Roadtrip to BlogHer

A road trip without tantrums or losing feeling in your arm from handing back treats and toys non-stop is nearly impossible for most moms to imagine, but life on the road sans small fry has been the reality all week for a select group of mommy...

Riding in cars with boys (and girls)

Wanderlust has struck my five-year-old. "I've never been anywhere in the world," she told me recently. "Oh wait. Except for Ohio." It's true that since we've been parents, our travel has been limited to in-state campgrounds and beaches (except for...

Travel with kids for less

With Spring here and Summer not too far behind, travel time for families is gearing up if not already upon us. Those of us not hitting the road for Spring Break are thinking ahead to that great American pastime, the family summer trip. I myself am...

The retro family roadtrip is back!

Tonight we are expecting a blizzard and 18 inches of snow. I'm not kidding! Sitting here in my bed anticipating this April surprise inspired me to pull up a home movie of our family road trip last year to visit my parents in Arizona. Now, traveling...

Things I learned at camp

We spent this past weekend camping in the mountains. By camping, I mean staying in a cabin located near some campsites. This camping weekend is an annual trip we take along with about 10 other families. We bring the kids and the dogs and set up...

Travels with Toddlers: Wear those suckers out!

This week, we're heading out of town with my two toddlers. This car trip, which normally takes eight hours for two adults, will easily take over ten with my two in tow. Argh! We've made the trip multiple times over the years and have adjusted it...

Traveling without kids? Get your papers ready.

This week, my husband and I will pack up the kids and drive over ten hours to begin our vacation. After spending a few days with the in-laws, we will be packing up and getting on an airplane for some mommy and daddy alone time. While we've been busy...

Post-pregnant mama feels pretty, sexy again!

So I have a little confession to make. It's nothing big, really, but a recent conversation with a girlfriend of mine brought it to light as possibly being an interesting topic of discussion. I told my husband before I gave birth that once I got...

On the road again

We are taking a little road trip this weekend and there will be no throwing up. Well, that is my fervent hope anyway. Last time we traveled up into the mountains, Ellie threw up all over the DVD player. The time before that, the dog threw up all over...

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