Spring Breaking with Abe

The kids are on Spring Break right now and we're having fun not doing much. We snuck away for a mini overnight trip last Thursday to Springfield, IL to catch up on all things Abraham Lincoln. ...more

Breastfeeding on the Go: Taking a Road Trip with a Breastfed Baby

We took a 6-day road trip at the end of December with our four boys, ages 7, 5, 2, and 2 months. We traveled from the Bay Area, California, to Las Vegas via Yosemite and Death Valley, then from Vegas on to our old stomping grounds near San Diego, and from there back home to the Bay Area. It was a great trip, and the boys did very well in the car....more

Worst Road Trip Mom Ever

My family recently drove from Fort Worth, TX to North Dakota.  Like, almost to Canada, North Dakota.  I’m not going to lie, on the way TO our destination, I rocked.  We were ready to go early.  We had nutritious snacks and beverages waiting for us in the car.  We read stories and played games.  It was awesome.  ...more

Day 21 - Road Tunes... AKA Singing Alone in the Car and Not Caring

 I drove to Sacramento today to start a ten day run of shifts in two of the local ED's here....more

Planning a Road Trip with Kids

Planning a road trip can be a big challenge and often requires a lot of thought. I for one, spent weeks writing lists and planning so I didn't forget anything. The biggest tip I can give you is, BE ORGANISED. There is nothing worse than getting on the road and realizing you forgot something. You then end up stopping at a roadhouse in the middle of no where to buy the forgotten item (in my case - spoons) and quite often its 5 times the usual price you would pay at home....more

Road Trip'd

 Nevi had been having a really hard time dealing with life lately. She had been suffering from night terrors and feeling completely isolated. She was on a mission in some rural part of Florida, completely surrounded by guys. She sent numerous texts to Cali and me saying how depressed she was. We began to worry. Needless to say, she needed a friend!...more

How An Interview With My Husband Led To A Visit To The World's Largest Wind Chime (Score!)

 It is a five hour non-stop drive between my house and St. Louis. Ha. A non-stop drive. Like that's ever gonna happen. Last week, my kids were in the backseat, metaphorically thumbing their noses at my good old fashioned family road trip by using any available electronic device they could find on our drive back home from our mini-vacation....more

Pennsylvania Turnpike Road Trip Memories

I started driving the Pennsylvania Turnpike in college. I remember riding it as a child and a teen, but it wasn't until I went off on my own and figured out that I could drive from one side of my state to the other that I began driving that vast expanse of road on my own. I drove it to visit my high-school-into-college boyfriend. I drove it to watch Dave Matthews Band at State College. I drove it to my first post-college job in New Jersey. I didn't know it then, but all of my college practice was setting me up for a lifetime of driving -- back and forth -- through tunnels and around s-curves with the joys of children along. ...more

10 Unique & Classic Car Games for Kids

  Sometimes it can be hard to come up with activities for any car ride, long or short. We have come up with some unique ideas as well as some classic car games to help cut down the number of times you hear, “Are we there yet!?!” ...more

Road Trippin'!

One of the best and worst things about this time of year is the annual cross-country trip from Denver, CO to Charlottesville, VA. It’s the worst time of year because my youngest daughter, Kimberly, is headed back to school after a meager 12 weeks at home.  It’s the Best time of year because for three days I have one-on-one time with her, laughing, singing, and talking about the quirks of life, from the mundane to the serious. It brings back memories of her middle school years when she went to a private Montessori school that was an hour commute from our home....more