Monday, June 17, 2013

A Couple of our Favorite Travel Tips

Wow!  It has been awhile since I posted.  It has been crazy and fun since the boys have been out of school, which leaves little time for posting.  Sooooo, today I decided to share a couple quick travel tips that are so handy when travelling with kids.  These are not my ideas, but they are ones that I have tried and liked.

First, I found this great idea for packing clothes in Ziploc bags a couple of years ago.  Basically you put one outfit in each bag and it helps keep things in order and also protects clean clothes from dirty clothes, if you have to throw them all back in the suitcase and change locations. 

I have also used this method for my boys while they have stayed with cousins or grandparents.  I labeled the bags with the day they were to wear them.  That way, I knew that the boys would end up wearing the proper clothes to school and the play clothes on Saturday.

I have loved this method.  When we unpack after we return home, we keep the Ziploc bags inside the luggage to be used on the next trip.

Second, I found this idea for travel snack boxes on Pinterest last summer.  I was a little skeptical at first.  I was sure my kids would totally overindulge, eat all their snacks right away, and be sick.  Luckily, they did great and made those snacks last for the entire trip (both going and coming, over 8 hours each way)

I cut little vinyl labels for each of their snack boxes.  The boys love them and it helps them actually look forward to that long car trip each summer.

Friday, June 7, 2013

National Donut Day

Today is National Donut Day.  My boys felt that we were obligated to celebrate.

It is also National Chocolate Ice Cream Day today.  I might feel obligated to celebrate that after dinner.  Hmmmm.  Do you think the sugar high will last long enough to get me through a doubly long workout tomorrow? 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Chore Cards - free printable

I have seen chore cards like this around the internet for awhile, and finally decided to try this system out myself.  I made up a simple printable chore card for my boys and explained how the new system would work.  My boys love it!!

Since I took way too much time designing this little printable, I decided I might as well share it.  This is not perfect and cannot be personalized, but we put each boy's name on the back of their card and it has been working great around here.

Click here to download a sheet of chore cards.

If you like the idea of chore cards but would like something that can be personalized or is simply just better looking than this, you can find all sorts of these in several different etsy shops.  One is bound to suit your fancy.

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