How to Take Better Family Travel Photos

How to Take Better Family Travel Photos

I realized so many of my travel dreams revolved around the memories I would make and the subsequent photos I would take.

So I talked to my husband, and we decided to invest in a DSLR camera. I had NO idea what I was doing, so I purchased our camera through a small camera store where they offered 5 free photography classes where you could learn to use your DSLR when you purchased one from them. It was one of the best investments I’ve ever made.

Read More

Tips for Flying with Toddlers and Little Kids without Losing Your Mind

Tips for Flying with Toddlers and Little Kids without Losing Your Mind

Are you nervous to fly with your baby, toddler, or small children? I don’t blame you.

Being trapped in a metal tube hurtling through the air with a kid who just wants to move and explore is a challenge, to put it kindly. Then there’s the enjoyable process of navigating airport security with a baby on your hip and a bored TSA agent hustling you along without even making eye contact. No matter how prepared you are, there is bound to be some stress involved in air travel with kids.

Read More

Why You Should Travel with Your Kids Even Though It's Kind of A Pain

Why You Should Travel with Your Kids Even Though It's Kind of A Pain

So why do people do it? Why do we keep subjecting ourselves to the trials and tribulations of air travel and long road trips with our tiny dictators who leave destruction and lots of crumbs in their wake? Why do we open ourselves up to disrupting routines and sleep schedules? 

It's because the reward is so great. The return on our investment is huge. Yes, travel with kids is tough, but the growth you will see in your children and in yourself makes every sleepless night and transportation nightmare totally worth it.

Read More

10 Tips for Recovering from Long Travel Days

10 Tips for Recovering from Long Travel Days

It would have been easy to feel very overwhelmed and let my kids watch unlimited TV and eat every snack they begged for while I regained my sanity. However, I knew that putting these 10 tips into action would make the transition much smoother in the end. 

Re-entry into your everyday atmosphere doesn't have to be miserable. If you remember to implement a few key strategies, you'll be back in the groove in no time. 

Read More

Bento Box and School Lunch Ideas for Kids

Bento Box and School Lunch Ideas for Kids

If packing lunch is a struggle for you, too, let's go through a few ways to make life easier. I'll provide some lists of ideas for each category, then show you some inspiration from Bento Box Expert Mamas. Don't worry, you don't have to cut your kid's food into cute shapes to be a good mom. Sometimes it's just fun to get ideas or admire other moms in their element, though!

Read More