Travel tips for MOMS
USE mom skills to travel like a BOSS!! By boss I mean MOM!
Travel tips for mom: MOM is the glue.
*Keeping children safe.
*Teaching them to stay safe as they get older and take on more responsibility.
*Providing them with skills to lead a happy and successful life.
All those responsibilities have one goal: to prepare kids to be healthy and independent adults.
So, plan the trip as only a mom can. You know who is afraid of heights and who is in love with dragons. You know who is secretly still interested in ‘baby’ things he doesn’t want his friends to know about and who thinks gelato is truly the nectar of the gods.
Use your secret mom knowledge to plan the best trip ever!
Travel tips for mom: MOM is keeper of the stuff.
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket by packing each person’s stuff in a separate suitcase. What if one gets lost? Put a little for each person in EACH suitcase. Then, if one piece of luggage gets lost you still have a clothes for each person. Thankfully, luggage doesn’t get lost that often. Read here for tips on how to avoid having your luggage lost.
Here is a great product – the Demi Hugger! How many times have you wished you had another hand? This cool fuzzy sleeve slips over the handles of your suitcase – vertically or horizontally and wraps around the ‘stuff’ you need to carry. Just wrap, velcro and head off into the sunset. Everyone shed their coat inside? No worries – just stuff them all inside and wrap them up!
Travel tips for moms: MOM can make anything good.
Read about destinations (Click here for reading lists on these destinations: Italy, Hawaii, London, New York City, Paris) and watch movies that are set in the area you are going to explore. Try your hand at cooking food from that locale – all before you go. Your young travelers will love the trip even MORE when they can build upon a foundation you built.
My ebooks have kid friendly information and activities for kid travelers on these amazing destinations:
Travel tips for moms: MOM can make people feel better.
A mom’s kiss can make usually make any boo-boo feel better. But, just in case your kiss needs back up, pack a first aid kit.
Unless you are going to rough it in the middle of the dessert, there will be a pharmacy nearby so you only need enough to get through the night. All moms know that earaches and tummy aches only happen at the worst possible times… like at 3 in the morning. Do not be stuck with a sick kiddo waiting on the pharmacy to open!
Best options to pack:
ear pain medicine
Chewable kids medicines are the best because any age can take them. Read the entire list of tips on packing first aid kits here.
Travel tips for moms: MOM = food.
No one’s stomach growls when mom is around! Pack snacks for the road. Use a plastic carrier to have it within easy reach of your travelers. Don’t forget the trash bag!
Kids Travelers don’t like food that touches? No one will eat pasta with sauce or anything green? Mom plans ahead for picky traveling kids and food.
Research the area and find food that kiddos will eat and/or take backup food with you. Granola bars and goldfish crackers travel easily and most kids will eat them. If all else fails peanut butter and chewable vitamins keep traveling kids going.
Travel tips for moms: Mom keeps everyone on track!
Mom is the one who keeps a calendar like none other.
She knows the dates and times of….
Your turn to take the snacks to the Boy Scouts meeting
Dog vaccination schedules
Everyone relies on mom! Use your mom scheduling skills to keep track of your travel plans! Itinerary, rental cars, airplane tickets – you’ve got this! If you need help, call upon The Educational Tourist who can help plan the trip of your dreams.
Happy Family Travels,
Natalie, The Educational Tourist