10 Tips to Survive a Long Road Trip with Kids

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10 Tips to Survive a Long Road Trip with Kids

10 Tips to Survive a Long Road Trip with Kids

Disclaimer: There are some Amazon Affiliate links throughout this post. If you click the link and make a purchase, I would get a small commission. Just enough for me to indulge in my favorite guilty pleasure, Taco Bell. This post was not influenced by my craving for Taco Bell at all. All opinions are my own, as always. Since my oldest daughter was a baby, my husband and I have driven to Florida once a year to visit my family. And, actually, one year we drove down twice. Are we insane? No, we are cheap. Well, not cheap, but flying

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A Family Vacation to Florida

Each and every calendar year, my husband and I decide when will we load up our minivan with our girls to visit my family, namely my parents and sister’s family, in Florida. The drive takes us two days and around 1,000 miles, otherwise, we might visit more often. Since it is a long drive, we try to find a week to 10 days that fit perfectly with our schedule for the trip.  Unfortunately, last year, we did not make our annual family vacation to Florida. We didn’t for a couple of reasons; the main one being that we drove down twice

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Sunday Summary 11/24/13

What a week! So much happened that it feels more like 2 weeks passed than just one.  In last week’s summary I mentioned that we were expecting lots of big thunderstorms. While my small town barely noticed any storms, the areas north and east of us were hit very hard. One town, Washington, IL, was hit by an EF-4 tornado, taking hundreds of homes. Other towns were affected too. In fact, the state of Illinois had 24 tornadoes touch down last Sunday. EF-4 tornadoes in Illinois are rare. Any tornadoes touching down in November is almost unheard of. I’m so

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Are We There Yet?

“You are my sunshine. My only sunshine,” I sang. From the backseat, I hear, “NOOOOOOO, Mommy! Nooooo! No sing.” I stop singing. Just the night before, my toddler asked me to sing her to sleep. Now, she was complaining. Not only was she having a fit, but so was her baby sister, Grace. Grace calms down when I sing, but Ginny was having a fit over my attempts. Both girls were tired. Ginny was tired and cranky. We still had over four hours of driving left until we reached our destination. My husband, in the driver’s seat, looked over at

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