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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Traveling with your little ones

I'm home, back in the snow-covered dc area. My six-month old and I just returned from a week spent visiting family and friends in Maine (where there was hardly any snow!). Each time I travel with my children, I try to figure out how I can make the overall experience better and more efficient. My nature is to be as prepared for whatever I can. I like spontaneity as much as the next mom, but not when it comes to traveling.  Usually, I learn something new each time I travel. This trip I decided to wait til I got there to buy baby supplies. I brought enough for the plane ride and then went to a Target after we got there and bought diapers and other needs. Made my luggage lighter and didn't have to worry about bringing enough. A great move and I will definitely do this again on future trips. On the downside, I tend to over pack clothes when I travel. This trip, I only brought my son six outfits this time as I decided I'd wash clothes halfway thru the trip. Well, this was the trip my son was sick and I could have used a few more outfits on hand. All I can say is thank you for the simple blessing of washing machines and clothes dryers.

What are your secrets for successful traveling with young kids? Any new tips for my next trek? I figure by the time I have a third child, I will be so dang good at traveling with kids!

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