What to Pack for a Beach Day with Toddlers

What to Pack for a Beach Day with Toddlers

Pre-kids, I thought going to the beach was the ultimate way to relax. I loved listening to the sound of the waves gently crashing in the background while I enjoyed the feeling of the sun on my face and the sand beneath my toes. Before kids, my biggest problem at the beach was forgetting to apply sunscreen.

Going to the beach with 3 kids ages 4 and under is a sharp contrast to those days. We live only a few miles away from the beach, so we go there quite often for free entertainment. No matter how prepared we are, though, it still feels like it takes hours to even get out the door with all the gear we need, and I consider hiring a sherpa to carry everything.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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