Showing posts with label family travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label family travel. Show all posts

Jun 5, 2019

Survival Tips for Family Travel ~ Join the Chaos

So, you are planning a Wonderful family trip.  You just know that each and every sweet, lovable member of your family is going to enjoy every single moment of togetherness and bonding.  There is a whole vacation full of special moments you have meticulously planned and of course, each family member is going to be just as excited and enthusiastic, well-behaved and thankful for all your hard work planning this special adventure.... then, reality sets in before the car is even packed. . . fighting over suitcases, who gets to sit in the window seat, which movie to watch in the minivan. . . potty stops five minutes after leaving home . . . what can you do to get this adventure back on track?

Here are some tips

Sep 1, 2017

Wisconsin Dells Adventures, More than Water Parks! #wizard_quest #wisdells

Have you ever wanted to do something a little different as your kiddos are getting older?  Love the water park attractions but maybe just a little side adventure might be what you are looking for?  Have anyone in the family that prefers something other than "water, water, everywhere?"  I have just the experience for you!

My family and I love going to Wisconsin Dells to spend days playing in the water parks and enjoying time together (actually more time apart now that the kids all go in different directions once we find our spot at the water park.)  The thrill of the waterslides, the laziness of the lazy river, the fun of the bucket dump. . . but what about those like myself that enjoy a little water but prefer something less . . . well. . .wet?

My two older kiddos and I had an exciting time trying out a new adventure we had

Jun 7, 2015

Summer is here . . . Travel tips for Family Vacation, what do you do?

Are you in need of some ideas for your next family vacation trip?  Kids getting on your nerves fighting with each other in the car?  Tired of them always playing electronic games the whole trip?  Well, you are in luck!

I am working on the plans to keep my 3 kids ages "almost 14", 10 and 7 not only occupied and entertained during our LONG road trip to Maryland and Virginia in a couple weeks, but also quiet and not fussing/fighting with each other and driving mom and dad crazy.
I have compiled some tips online, from friends and some that I have personally implemented to share

May 21, 2014

{Affiliate Post} Save 40% off Little Passports USA or World edition - great for travel with kids or summer adventures right at home!

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Little Passports will take your kids on an adventure around the world this summer! Follow Sam and Sofia as they journey to new places and share their educational activities to keep your kids inspired and entertained

May 16, 2014

{Review} Lots to do in Line at DISNEY ~ the perfect entertainment for waiting in line!

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How many times have you had to wait in line with kiddos, only for them to turn from "perfectly behaved angels" into cranky little terrors?  Not to mention how aggravating it can be for adults to wait in line patiently, but then to deal with bored and frustrated kiddos can turn a fun family vacation into a nightmare.

Well, author Meredith Lyn Pierce has come up with a unique and fun way to entertain not only the kids but the adults too while waiting for a ride at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.   She has taken the annoying

{Review & Coupons} Planning a Trip to DISNEY? Check out this review before you go! #disney

Book Description  
Design magical vacations with this F U L L C O L O R travel guide and planning system for everyone's favorite playground ... fully updated for 2014! Fourteen built-in organizer pockets keep plans, maps, and memories all in one place, and the full-color travel guide includes everything you need to plan the perfect vacation. All Disney parks and resort hotels are described in depth, with ratings,

Apr 27, 2014

Having a Fun Vacation does not mean you break the bank ~ Here are some ways to save money and still have a great family vacation

Disclosure:  This post is brought to you by Julie Brooks

How to Save Money in Your Family Holiday Break

If you are worried about how you can possibly afford to get away on a family holiday this year don’t despair, there are plenty of things you can do to reduce the costs of this break. Spending less money doesn’t have to mean sacrificing fun and comfort, it often just requires making better informed choices. So let’s look at some of the cost-saving tips that is going to allow your family to have a much deserved holiday break this year.

How to choose the right tour operator

A package holiday is usually the best way to go if you are trying to save money. Low-cost family holidays can be achieved if you’ll compare major tour operators to find the best packages that perfectly complement your budget. There are some amazing deals to be found – especially if you are willing to be flexible about

Mar 3, 2014

{Review} Toilet Tree Electric Toothbrush Set ~ Get two great toothbrushes for the price of one for all your oral care needs!

Disclosure: I received a free product through for this review.

Two Great Electric Toothbrushes for the Price of One!

With the Toilet Tree Electric Toothbrush, you not only will receive a high quality electric toothbrush for home, but you also will receive a bonus smaller travel size sonic toothbrush to take on the road with you.  A much easier and compact version to take with you on the go - to work, on trips, or whenever or wherever you may be when you need to freshen

Feb 11, 2014

Yummi Pouch Review - a great way to get kids to eat healthy on the go, and no mess and no spoon required!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Yummi Pouch was created by husband and wife team, passionate about serving people and pursing adventures together. Inspired by their daughter, they designed Yummi Pouches to help parents meet their children's fundamental need of good nutrition while making the feeding process simple, eco-friendly, and cost-effective. Their vision is to provide moms and dads with a simple container to fill with delicious homemade blended snacks.

These reusable pouches have helped thousands of families enjoy healthy, on-the-go snacks. With a range of
products including a 2.5oz pouch size for baby food, 6 oz size for smoothies and blended snacks, and 10oz sport pouch ideal for fitness beverages and smoothies, Yummi Pouch is great for any occasion.

Yummi Pouch Features:

Jan 5, 2014

Check out the NEW Zeepo Strapless Sleep Mask Review & Giveaway on Mom Loves 2 Read

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. Sleep masks are one of the best things you can use to help you sleep in almost any situation.  As a person who needs darkness to be comfortable enough to fall asleep, I personally have had trouble getting enough sleep when on trips unless I find a way to block out light from hotel windows and doors.

I have even hung bath towels, coats and even clothing from the sides of doors and used hair clips and shoes to try to block out light from hotel curtains.  Often that does not work and

Jan 2, 2014

Mom Needs Advice ~ How to best plan for first trip to Disney - shhhh don't tell the kids!

I am planning our first trip to Disney World for this April during Spring Break from school - and I am already overwhelmed.  I have already figured out how to save big on our hotel (off-site but nearby) - and have planned to visit possibly 3 days of our stay at Disney - but alternate a Disney World day with a day in between for rest or going to the beach/pool so not to overwhelm and tire out too quickly.

Now, I am trying to find

Dec 1, 2013

Save Money on inexpensive Gifts this Season with Ever Buying ~ Review & Giveaway

I was offered a chance to review some toy items from  An Online retail shop that carries thousands of electronics, toys, games and gifts that are priced very inexpensive and ready to ship as soon as the buyer places the order.

I chose some items I thought would be fun for my kids to help review - each and every item was under $16 - with 2 of them being under $7!  What a deal -  now, are they worth the price?  This is what we determined:

Nov 22, 2013

Alphabet Aliens make learning to read fun for preschool children ~ Review on Mom Loves 2 Read

Each book in the Alphabet Aliens series is its own adventure, focusing on a unique alien character and a particular letter of the alphabet: Alphie has an anteater whoʼs allergic to apples; Bebe was born to bounce, but not on the bed; and Coco can change color, just like her pet chameleon.

The books are great to read aloud and have the added educational benefit of phonetic alliteration and the introduction of a few challenging but fun new words.  There's a guide to "tricky words" in the back of each book.  

The books have bold retro illustrations and are small enough to be easily thrown in a bag or even a pocket. 

Nov 16, 2013

Mighty Handle Giveaway - Just in Time for the Busy Shopping Season ~ Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Welcome to the Mighty Handle Giveaway Event
hosted by Life in a House of Testosterone
and co-hosted by Mom Loves 2 Read .

It does not matter where I go, every time I pull out my Mighty Handle and start loading up my bags on it to carry them out to the car, people ask me every single time, "Where did you get that?" or I hear, "Did you see that? Isn't that neat? I need to get one of those!" WITHOUT FAIL . IT REALLY HAPPENS .

Oct 11, 2013

Choose to Be Nice T-shirts and Movement Review on Mom Loves 2 Read

The Story:
Choose To Be Nice is a long time coming! Dina Creiger, Founder, kicked around the crazy idea of encouraging and inspiring kindness for a couple of years. An unexpected tragedy, the Boston Marathon Bombings, compelled her to finally move forward.

Since that awful day Dina hasn’t stopped thinking about how the world truly is ready for Choose To Be Nice, a dedication to inspiring and encouraging kindness. After all, even in today’s fast-paced, sometimes impersonal world, you still catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

Oct 9, 2013

School Lunches, Family Travel, Picnics and More with Cool Gear ~ Review & Giveaway on Mom Loves 2 Read 
Cool Lunches with Cool Gear!

My two older children LOVE to take their lunches to school.  With the new food rules about healthier school lunches, my kids eat at school less and less than they used to.  The 'whole wheat' breads and buns often taste stale to them, and many of the side items are weird and do not taste as the kids think they should.  So sorry "healthier" lunch options, but my kids are not fond of your taste, textures, funny looking broccoli or weird dried apricots and beets for side dishes.

Sep 23, 2013

Safety First Car Seat Giveaway ~ Enter to WIN a NEW Car Seat on Mom Loves 2 Read

Welcome to Mom Loves 2 Read!
Today, I have a fun giveaway for parents to enjoy - a brand NEW Safety First car seat!

Cohosted by: Baby Costcutters
Sponsored by: Safety 1st

As a busy mom of three kiddos, I have been through a variety of different car seats in the past 12 years.  I know that choosing the right seat for your child can be a daunting task but necessary for their safety, security and the law (of course).  Here is a chance to win a brand new car seat for one of your precious little ones!
A great way to travel safely with the kiddos in style!

Aug 14, 2013

Simply Snackin Review ~ Flavorful and healthy snacks for people on the go!

Simply Snackin® offers  High protein, low calorie  gourmet dried meat snacks that are great for peopl who are on-the-go and have active, healthy lifestyles.  They are healthier alternatives to other meat stick or jerky type snacks.  They look similar to jerky, but  Simply Snackin   products deliver an experience unlike any conventional jerky.  With bite after bite of moist, lean, savory chicken breast or beef sirloin that is paired with flavorful mangos, apples, blueberries and other artisan ingredients.

Simply put,  Simply Snackin is redefining how you snack .

Aug 9, 2013

Family Travel - how to entertain the kiddos on long trips

Are you in need of some ideas for your next family vacation trip?  Kids getting on your nerves fighting with each other in the car?  Tired of them always playing electronic games the whole trip?  Well, you are in luck!

A place where busy parents can come for great ideas
Find games, travel tips and fun things to do on vacation
Ways to keep the kids from making your trip seem longer than it actually is.

Travel Tips & Tricks

Things We Do:

May 14, 2013

Win a Schwinn on Mom Loves 2 Read ~ Giveaway ends 5/30

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Schwinn Windwood Women's Cruiser Bike Giveaway   

Just in time for summer fun, biking with the family or just for yourself - enter to WIN a new bike!  What fun and great excercise!

The classic Schwinn Windwood women's 26-Inch cruiser evokes the simple style and grace of traditional bicycles, making it a great choice for cruising to the store, the beach, or around town.

Designed for easy, relaxed riding, the Windwood boasts a sturdy steel frame with a low stand-over height, making it easy to get on and off the bike. The rustproof 26-hole alloy rims and rear coaster brakes, meanwhile, allow you to stop on a dime. And riders will love the classic chrome fenders and rear storage rack.

Other details include a comfortable wide-spring saddle, a single-speed design, pneumatic tires, and curved back handlebars.  

About Schwinn Founded in 1895, Schwinn is an American icon that's long been synonymous with quality and innovation. The company has built some of the best-known and best-loved bikes of multiple generations, including the Aerocycle, Paramount, Phantom, Varsity, Sting-Ray, Krate, and Homegrown.
Today, Schwinn continues to innovate with such releases as the redesigned Sting-Ray, Rocket mountain bikes, and Fastback road bikes.
With a continued dedication to quality forever synonymous with the Schwinn name, America's most famous bicycle brand looks forward to providing another century of innovation, freedom, and performance to people of all ages.

Enter below using the form provided for a chance to win one for yourself!  Giveaway is open to USA only and runs from 5/15 12:01 am through 5/30 12:59 pm
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