Tips For Traveling With Kids - Episode 12

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Traveling in a car with kids doesn’t have to be a dreaded event. You can plan onmaking it a successful adventure with the tips we share in this episode. You don’t need to pack your whole house to be prepared for the trip. In this episode we will give you a solid list of items to pack, how to plan for the unknown, how to embrace the mundane, and we’ll tell some fun stories along the way!

In this episode we dive into ....

What To Pack

  • Snacks in those snack cups that they can put their hands in but if you tip them over they don’t spill. 
  • sip cups that you have to bite down on the lid to get out because we find those fit in the cup holder nicely and don’t spill as easily
  • We always place a garbage sack behind the main seat
  • Paper Towels and Wipes
  • Blankets as a multi-use for a pillow too!
  • Pull-Ups if potty training
  • Overnight bag so incase you stop you don't have to take all the luggage up to a hotel
  • Tylenol/Medication
  • Teethers/Pacifiers - (frozen in a baggie and put in a cooler)
  • Hand Pump if nursing
  • Games To Play Along The Way - Check out Catch This Mama's Pinterest board titled TRAVEL for ideas!
  • Pack'n'Play
  • Magic Bumpers
  • Noise Maker

How to plan for the unknown

  Emily says,  "Try and be flexible. You never know what’s going to happen when you are traveling with kids. It’s more than likely going to take you way longer but just embrace it.  This is your fun family vacation and if you’re worried about some “timeline” the whole time then you aren’t going to be enjoying anything.  Some of my favorite memories as a kid was being stuck in the car with my family driving 14 hours to Colorado."

Danie says, "I want to add that, it won’t ever go according to plan. You are always going to have moments where you want to pull your hair out or turn up the podcast in your headphones to drown out the cries. But, hopefully with this list you are able to make the trip go more smooth than the last. Also, don’t be afraid to take them in the car even at the youngest of ages. The more you get your child out, the more adaptable they will be to events like car rides, or baseball games." 

Notable quotes -

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children” -Charles R. Swindoll

“Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.” - Unknown Pinterest Source

 

From Overwhelmed to Intentional with Allie Casazza - Episode 11

 

Today’s guest is one I’m so excited about. Mainly because we could all use a little or a lot of her tactics in our personal lives. It’s Allie Casazza. These days Allie coaches and helps families get rid of clutter, embrace minimalism, live intentionally and ultimately own their lives once and for all. Allie is wife to the boy she sat next to in seventh grade algebra class, and mom tot heir four kids. She’s a writer and the creator ofY ourUnclutteredHome- an online decluttering course that earned her national attention for her philosophy of simple motherhood. Allie has been featured on Good Morning America, The TODAY Show, The Jenny McCarthy Show, ABC News, and other popular media. You can find her blogging at AllieCasazza.com . Although Allie’s life is quite different now and in her words crystal clear and thriving, she didn’t begin in that realm. Rewind years back and you would have found Allie miserable, overwhelmed, overworked and battling depression. She had 4 small children and was constantly chasing after their messes and living a less than fruitful life. Today we are going to learn what helped her overcome the life she WAS leading, what her day to day life is like now a days and what she hopes the future has in store for her and her family.

We dive into...

  • What life is like living out of a camper with 4 children
  • How she was depressed and overwhelmed 5 years ago and what she did to overcome it
  • How living a minimalistic lifestyle has changed her and her family
  • How she teaches others to declutter and simplify for good!
  • How she adapts when self doubt and the feeling of being a fraud come into play
  • How God has a major impact on the way in which she operates
  • How she stays intentional 

You can find more about Allie and how she can help you declutter at  http://alliecasazza.com