The Traveling Family

Fun and Off The Wall Holidays To Celebrate This March!

March usually gets all of its popularity because of St. Patrick’s Day. But did you know there are lots of other fun and off the wall holidays to celebrate with your family this March?

Each of these holidays can be a fun, even educational, way to connect with your kids. How many have you heard of? Continue reading

Baby Registry Must Haves for 2017 (Part 2: Movers and Shakers)

Your baby registry doesn’t just have to cover the infant stage. Movers and shakers need stuff, too!

Now you’re getting into the stage where your baby is rolling, crawling, sitting, and putting everything into his mouth!

If you have good friends and family, they’ll check a few things off your baby registry for this stage, too.

These are our favorite baby registry must haves for movers and shakers! Continue reading

Baby Registry Must Haves for 2017 (Part 1, Newborns)

Every expecting parent has two questions:

“Is it a boy or a girl?”

“What do we need to register for?”

The baby registry seems like an overwhelming task. Have you ever seen expectant parents wandering the aisles of a baby store with the scanner in hand? They generally look pretty scared and confused, right?

Don’t be that guy. Be the one who has a plan, a list, recommendations from trusted sources.

We will break this down into parts: Infant Stage, Movers and Shakers,  and Older Babies. Today we’re focusing on the newborns.

Take a look at our baby registry must-haves for 2017! Continue reading

A Letter To My Younger Self

There are times, especially in my parenting life, that I look back at my Younger Self and think, “Girl. You could use some advice.”

There are so many things Younger Self thought were going to happen as a mom. So many expectations. So many plans.

Older me looks at those and laughs…and pees a little because pregnancy.

I sat down today and decided to write Younger Self a letter, in hopes that perhaps someone else’s Older Self would thank me for it some day.

Not that any Younger Selves will actually listen, because they know it allamiright?! Continue reading

Five Must Haves For Your Travel Emergency Kit

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:

Are we prepared in case of an emergency? Continue reading