A road trip is one of the best ways to travel when you have kids. They’re already used to riding in the car, so the method of traveling isn’t out of the ordinary for them. It also gives everyone the opportunity to sight-see along the way and provides the option of taking a look around towns you wouldn’t typically stop in otherwise.
However, before you set out on a road trip, you’ll need to be prepared to ensure your travels go smoothly. When you have younger kids, it’s especially important to have the car well-stocked with supplies for the trip, as well as toys to keep your children entertained. If you aren’t sure of the best way to begin prepping, the following road trip hacks can help! Continue reading →
Travel safety is at the forefront of any parent’s mind.
Just think about it: how much time do you spend in the car with your kids?
On an average week, between driving them to and from school and activities, to friends’ houses, and to visit family, I probably spend a good 8 hours a week in the car with my kids.
That’s a lot of car time.
Ninety-nine percent of the time, everything will be fine. Every so often there are things that happen, no matter how careful we are. Accidents happen. You will run out of gas. You will get lost.
A tire will blow on the interstate and you’ll be stranded there with a toddler for a few hours waiting for roadside assistance (ask me how I know).
Last week on our way home from school, someone made an illegal left hand turn and the car behind us had to swerve violently to miss our van as well as the left turner. It was scary, and close, and got me thinking: