Travel & Auto Tips

The Plane Truth

The Plane Truth

By Kelly Hines We are not big travelers. Once a year to the beach, the occasional road trip, a quick jaunt to Blowing Rock. As someone who spent too much time pre-kids on airplanes, I’m not exactly jumping at the chance to get on one. So when we planned not one but...
Mini Me!

Mini Me!

By Heather Keenan Windows down, music cranked, rolling out. There I go, cruising around town, feeling good. Only wrinkle? I am definitely rocking a minivan. I think all of us have a love/hate relationship with our minis. There are pros to driving these mom mobiles,...
Quick and Easy Packing for Vacation

Quick and Easy Packing for Vacation

By Rachel Hoeing I don’t know about your family, but when it comes to the fun chore of packing for vacation, the bulk of it has usually always landed on me. As my children have gotten older, I have tried to put more responsibility on them, but it has often...
Are We Having Fun Yet?

Are We Having Fun Yet?

By TMoM Team Member Allison Tobey On average, two million people fly per day, so I am sure every one of these two million passengers has their own story to tell. I want to share one of my flying experiences, because at the very moment it was happening, I felt l was...
Traveling with the Kiddos

Traveling with the Kiddos

My guess is that a large percentage of our readers will be hopping in the car to travel somewhere within the next few weeks. Whether you have a two hour trip or a twenty hour trip on the horizon, it can be extremely painful if you have a car full of whining or hyper...
Leave it to Disney

Leave it to Disney

By Rachel Hoeing Leave it to Disney to come up with one of the most brilliant ideas I have encountered in a long time. My family enjoyed a fabulous family vacation in October and were fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to “test out” the Disney...
Road Rage

Road Rage

We have a running joke in our family. Whenever we go on trips with my husband, he insists on driving. But for some uncanny reason, whenever he’s behind the wheel, all the crazy drivers come out, and he’s constantly having to battle with people who...
Woman on a Mission

Woman on a Mission

Have you ever considered going on a mission trip, or traveling to a community less fortunate? I have several friends who have done this in the past two years: one to Africa, one to Jamaica, one to Haiti, and one to Belize. Most recently – in fact, right this...
On the Road Again

On the Road Again

By Kelly G. Fun Games to Play in the Car! Chances are good many of you will be traveling by car over the next couple of days.  If you are opposed to “plugging in” your kids for the trip, or simply need a break from the DVD, I Touch, or Nintendo DS,...