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Traveling With Young Kids Is Like Swimming With A Cat

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Traveling with young kids is like swimming with a cat . . . but it doesn’t have to be!


I might be certifiably insane or just plain stupid. Hmm, maybe a bit of both. I know my friends all thought so this past June. I decided to take the kids on a cross-country road trip for the whole month of June. By myself! Yep, my last marble must have rolled away when I came up with that idea. Continue reading

Staycationing In North Carolina {It’s Possible!}

Today I am blogging over at Hope N. Griffin: Finding Joy In Everyday, where I am joining up for a military staycation series that she has put together.

Staycation Title Photo

With three young children and another on the way, vacationing has become a bit more difficult over time. Have you ever tried riding in a van for 9+ hours with a 4-year old, 2-year old, and 1-year old, all the while being pregnant? No? I don’t recommend it. Adding to the challenge of vacationing with young children is the expense of traveling long distances. So, to cut down on expense and extended driving time, we’ve learned the art of “staycation” trips.

Talk to anybody who is stationed at or lives near Camp LeJeune, and they will tell you that fun family-friendly activity spots are scarce. We know this from personal experience. We have been stationed there for several years now. But, just as the old saying goes, “It is what you make it.” So, our family decided we were going to figure out a way to have fun without having to travel too far. Believe it or not, there actually are some really fun and educational places to go around here. There are five, in particular, that we love. Read more . . .


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