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Road Trip Activities for Kids

Road trip activities for kids

Traveling with kids?

Gasp! Traveling with kids is a task that needs to earn a badge upon arrival.

Road trips with kids can be messy.

Road trips with kids can be long.

But before you wave the white flag and surrender, I have some simple tips to help your next road trip be as peaceful as possible. - You may even get to press play on that podcast you downloaded weeks ago. ;)

Inside has my tips and tricks for traveling with kids on road trips. Take what works best for you and your family and try something new the next time you pack the car.

Inside you will find:

  • Packing snacks - what to pack and how to pack it

  • Packing toys - what to pack and how to pack it

  • Unique rest stop ideas

  • Down time in the car

LEGO Organization Closet

Legos had taken over our dining room. 

Multicolored little bricks were now more predominant than our bold curtains. 

Half opened bags exploded onto the floor with the manual laying helplessly upside-down. 

Legos. were. everywhere. 

Something had to be done to help organize all of these parts and pieces that were taking over the one room I had left in the house to claim as my own.  We had to think of a better way.

A Letter to My Son's Preschool Teacher

To my son’s first classroom teacher,

I saw you waiting for my child.

Every day you knew he was coming. And every day my preschooler jumped out the back seat ready for you as well.

I saw you welcome his learning, his humor, his self; allowing him keep his tower up longer and longer each day…

I saw everything you did this year and I want to say thank you.

It didn’t go unnoticed.

Your Breakfast Invitations Startup Guide: Cranky to Creative in Six Steps

Looking for a way to begin your day with less morning television and more creative kids?

Getting our children to play more on their own can be a challenge. We wake up and are immediately on with a million tasks.

What if it didn’t have to be that way?

This is a startup guide to better understand how to plan your day, minimize screen time and roll out your next ten Breakfast Invitations. Because like bread and butter, these all seamlessly fit together.

I am a mom of three little boys five and under. Mornings were not my favorite and I felt overwhelmed by cranky kids watching morning television. TV seemed to zap their imagination for anything that followed.

Truth is, I just wanted to wake up being able to drink my tea HOT, and have children that were able to use their imagination and play.

So I dug deep into my teacher brain and found a solution.

We all crave balance between being able to take on parenthood, and enjoy the days that come with that tall order.

I am here to help you achieve this balance with this startup guide.

The Best Travel Gear for Spring Break

Do you have plans for spring break?

Traveling as a family can be tricky. How much gear is too much, and which essentials are needed so the suitcase will zip with ease?

What is it that helps spring break with young children go just a little smoother?

Which bags help store all the the things?

And which item helps your baby sleep a little better as they share a room with the entire family.

Now you know, I’ve got you.

I am going to compile this list with not only things you need for spring break, but items that will last all summer long. Items that your kids can use again and again and gear you can pass down to family members when your children outgrow them.

It would be crazy town to think you need this entire list!

Consider which items help your travel plans go a little smoother. Finding the right gear is everything and I want to make sure you buy one thing once rather than buying dozens in search of finding the holy grail.

Smart Playroom Ideas and Organization

It was time.

It was weeks after Christmas and the room looked more like a walk-in closet than a playroom.

Duplos lingered into the hallway, and pictures were beginning to hang sideways; mostly due to me haphazardly nailing them to the wall.

Now, I wasn’t about to fully Marie Kondo this room.

But I was about to go in strong. My goal was to get rid of things that have been lingering for years and have the room become more intentional.

2 kids ago there was a rhythm to this room that had been lost. Since then, we have been overloaded and it was time to get organized.

Time to seize the day!

Press restart.

And give this room a serious makeover.

Do all families need a playroom?

They certainly do not!

My intent is to help you organize ideas, share uses for storage and inspire design wherever that may be. Take this post and make it work for you and your space.

Boy's Birthday Party at LEGOLAND

Last week we celebrated Grey’s fifth birthday.

“I can’t believe that birthday was so special!” squealed a newly five-year-old from the back seat.

Can you believe that? The second we were all buckled up headed home, I hear him say this.

Total #momwin!

Another perk? All I did was invite friends and show up. See how we celebrated here!

How to Minimize Screens and Promote Playtime

We all seem to want it.

We want our children to spend less time on tablets, and more time playing.

But there are some struggles that come along for the ride.

How will I transition away from so much screen time?

How can I encourage child-led learning?

How do I get my children to stop arguing over the same toy?

After spending the week in NYC with Melissa and Doug, I’ve collaborated with a group of play experts, influencers, and moms that feel overloaded to discuss ways we can #takebackchildhood.

READ ALL ABOUT WHAT WE DISCUSSED HERE!

4 Words Will Change the Way Your Preschoolers Work Together

Have you heard of the cooperation shirt? 

This is the t-shirt that fits two kids inside when they aren't getting along. 

Well, here is another spin on how to reinforce cooperation, valuing one another's ideas and getting along. 

The Cooperation Sensory Bin. 

Seriously, have you seen multiple children work together with limited supplies? It can go really smooth, or be a complete challenge.

When the challenge presents itself, you need to try to reinforce these 4 words. They may help this week over Thanksgiving Break!