Must-Have Travel Gear for Adventure Mamas

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Sporting my adventure bag and all-purpose sneakers in Mexico City!

Alright mamas, last time we talked about serious things like fires and intruders, so today let’s have some fun!  As moms we spend a lot of time figuring out how to properly dress the kids for our adventures and travels, and securing the right kid gear to make things easier.  That’s great of course, but let’s not forget about Mom! Having a few really versatile pieces can make packing up your own stuff so much easier.  It’ll also allow you to go about your activities without worrying if you have the right shoes for an impromptu hike or a cute enough shirt to hit that ever-so-slightly-more-upscale restaurant for dinner (not that anyone cares when you show at 5pm with small kids in tow, but moving on!).  Read on for my favorite must-have travel gear for adventure mamas!  Continue reading “Must-Have Travel Gear for Adventure Mamas”

“Best Of”: Awesome Hacks for Stress-Free Travel With Kids

Bear in suitcaseSummer is almost here, and that means if you’re planning a summer trip, it’s time to get organized.  I personally love the excitement and anticipation of researching and planning a trip!  But if you travel with kids, especially young kids, there are also many stressors involved.  From car seats to hotel arrangements, to keeping everyone semi-occupied and happy on the plane and in the car, the details can sometimes get overwhelming.  Googling “travel with kids” can bring you some great ideas, but going through all the lists and figuring out what will help and what’s more work than it’s worth is, well, more work.  We can help!  Below is our “best of” list, bringing you gear, ideas, and one awesome travel hack that will, hopefully, make this summer’s trip less stressful! Continue reading ““Best Of”: Awesome Hacks for Stress-Free Travel With Kids”

Weighted Blankets For Kids, Better Sleep for All?

Girl sleeping with teddy bear
If you’re a parent, you’re probably not getting as much sleep as you should be!

If you’re reading this, that probably means you aren’t getting enough sleep.  In fact, according to this study, for women under 45, “researchers found the only factor associated with getting enough sleep was having children in the house, with each child increasing the odds of insufficient sleep by nearly 50 percent.” And while the study focuses on women, I’d venture to bet that in a lot of households today, including ours, sleep is short for both parents!  In this post, I’ll share our experience with weighted blankets so you can decide if they might be helpful for your family’s sleep.

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