Camping with Kids, Travel Planning

Weekend Camping Meal Plan

We recently went camping at Shaver Lake and want to share our camping meal plan. One of my 13 Tips for Camping With Toddlers and Preschoolers is to make sure meals are easy and this menu definitely qualifies.   Friday Camping Meal Plan I’ve found that green smoothies in kid’s CamelBak straw cups work really well in the… Read More Weekend Camping Meal Plan

Travel Planning

The Ultimate Beach Packing List for Babies and Toddlers

It’s May and that means fun in the sun and the surf! I love a day (or even a couple hours) at the beach and with the beach only half an hour away, I’m assembling a kit to keep in the trunk of the car. Here’s what I’m including and you can too! #1 Full body… Read More The Ultimate Beach Packing List for Babies and Toddlers

Travel Planning

5 Ways to Maximize PTO & Travel More

Traveling makes me greedy. The more I travel the more I want to travel! But we’ve still got to balance our wanderlust with everyone’s favorite limiting factors: time and money. Right now we are privileged to only have one job to accommodate, and Chris has a generous vacation/PTO plan. It’s still something we have to work… Read More 5 Ways to Maximize PTO & Travel More

Travel Planning

My Favorite Travel Tool for Flying with Children: TSA PreCheck

TSA PreCheck how I love you. Let me count the ways. I’ve had it for a year now and I can tell you definitively that it is worth its weight in gold if you have young children. Why TSA Precheck? Here’s why you should click over to the TSA website right now if you have young… Read More My Favorite Travel Tool for Flying with Children: TSA PreCheck

Travel Planning

Flying with Kids: Carry On Checklist (1 Mom, 2 kids)

I’ve flown solo with both kids on several occasions and it’s always gone well but I still get nervous in preparation. Tomorrow morning we’ll be leaving the house at 5:15 am, kissing my husband at the curb, and traveling for 7 hours 40 minutes (including one layover). So what am I doing to prepare for this especially hands-on… Read More Flying with Kids: Carry On Checklist (1 Mom, 2 kids)