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Family Road Trip Tips

Family Road Trip Tips

Any other moms who grew up in the 80s? When plane trips vacations were absolutely not the norm and station wagons (with wood panels) flew down the highway every weekend from May through September? Growing up, my grandparents lived 4 and 3.5 hours away so once every few months, my parents would pile us in […]

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Summer Road Trip: A Weekend In Springfield

I’m the mom of little littles. Three years old and 7 months old, to be exact. You can bet your bottom that there is no wild, European vacation in my near future. Of course, every once in a while, we still like to get away!  The ideal trip for us can be made within a […]

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Oklahoma City

Summer Road Trip: OOOOOOKlahoma City

This week we are bringing you new ideas for weekend family road trips from Kansas City. For this post, the writer received an all-expense paid trip, however the opinions belong to the writer alone.We are a road trippin’ family. We routinely switch off between Omaha, St. Louis and Wichita for a summ er weekend. So […]

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Why We Love Camping

Growing up, my family did not go camping. Our idea of “roughing it” was sharing a hotel room with just one bathroom. The entire idea of camping was completely foreign to me. Why would anyone want to sleep in the woods? Without air conditioning? I was surprised as anyone when my husband and I got […]

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Cruisin’ with Mickey

Last summer, my parents took my family on a Disney Cruise. My kids were at great ages for Disney – 6 and 8, and my parents wanted to do Disney with the kids…without having to actually “do” Disney with the kids. My parents aren’t amusement park people. And while Disney World and Disneyland are hardly […]

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During the Waiting

I have a picture of myself as a four-year-old with a white dish cloth draped on my head and secured in place with plastic pop beads. With plastic flowers in my hand, I’m walking dramatically slow on the plastic floor cover in my grandparents house pretending it’s the aisle of a church. The Beach Boys […]

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10 Tips for Cruising with a Toddler

Last winter, my family celebrated Christmas and rang in the New Year aboard a 10-night, Caribbean cruise. Cruising is a great vacation option with toddlers because you get to visit multiple places without having to repack at each destination. Also, the crew is super friendly with little ones, and will shower your kiddo with attention […]

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Deployment with Baby at Home

My son was 11 months old in when my army reserve unit was given its mobilization orders to be part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Before this point, being in the army had meant one weekend a month and two weeks in the summer of training; not taking up a lot of time, it was mostly forgotten throughout […]

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