Out and About with the Kids

Road Trip Dreaming…. A Visit to Philadelphia!

January 16, 2014
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Visit Philadelphia. The opinions and text are all mine. Two summers ago I purchased these two books with the plan of reading them with my kids, and then taking them down to Philadelphia to see the sights firsthand. I wanted to take a tour […]

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How to Pack Your Own First Aid Kit!

June 29, 2012
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During these summer months my family is always on the go. We venture out several times a week on family “field trips”, we travel to visit family members, we go camping. And one of the things that I like to have with me in my car is a well-stocked first-aid kit. Because I firmly believe […]

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5 Tips for Moms on Surviving a Visit to Chuck E Cheese!

June 27, 2012
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Chuck E. Cheese can be a fun place to visit…. for the kids! But for Moms…. it can be a bit of a challenge. All of those games beeping and buzzing and kids hopped up on pizza and soda running around feeding tokens into machines to win massive piles of tickets, all in an effort […]

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Why I Hate The Carnival…..

May 20, 2011
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So last weekend, our local church conducted it’s annual fundraising event by hosting the town carnival …  and even if I could have gotten the kids to ignore the 450 carnival posters that were hung up around town, we had to drive past the darn thing on our way to and from school every day…. […]

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Out and About with the Kids…. Things I Don’t Do

January 7, 2011

While this week I have been sharing my tips on how I get out to run errands with my six children along and my game plan when taking my family out on fun trips to the zoo and to museums….  it is only fair for me to explain the other side to this story….  and […]

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Out and About with the Kids…. Restaurants

January 6, 2011

I remember back when my three oldest sons were little (toddlers and babies really), Steve and I used to take them out to dinner with us and it didn’t always go so well!  Many times Steve or I ended up leaving the restaurant with the misbehaving tyke(s) while the other parent stayed at the table, […]

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Out and About with the Kids…. A “Real Outing”…

January 5, 2011

So yesterday I covered the basics on how I head outside of our house with the kids to run errands, hit the grocery store, go to Target, and so on.  I covered the logistics of navigating the parking lot, making use of the shopping cart, and managing bathroom breaks.  But what about the times that […]

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Getting Out and About With The Kids…. The Basics

January 4, 2011

This week I would like to get back to the “roots” of this blog, and discuss a topic related to “how do I do it”….  and one of the questions I get asked alot is how I manage getting out and about with the kids?  Especially when it is just me and the crew (without […]

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