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Our Mommy Blog Faves: Summer Vacation Essentials
She's a Big Star
Erin, voice of She's a Big Star, and her family were able to take in this little slice of paradise with a mere 15-minute drive from home. You can take a page out of her book and explore a nearby town you may have overlooked. They left their tourist-attraction town behind for a quiet afternoon of summer fun.
Shh! Mommy's Drinking
Although this family is on the road working most of the summer, you can follow their lead and take the fam on a road trip to a fair or festival you've always to wanted to enjoy. Teri, writing at Shh! Mommy's Drinking, and her family traveled to the northwestern United States from their Midwestern home. They learned what driving long distance with a baby is like (Teri's words: Takes. For. Ever.) and dressed their little one in adorable baby festival wear.
Some of the Best Things in Life are Mistakes
Amy, of Some of the Best Things in Life are Mistakes, has a collection of 10 tips to help plan a zoo trip, and it's a parent's dream list. She includes pointers on how to save money, free printable activities and suggestions for how to entertain children at a zoo while avoiding the costly rides.
City of Creative Dreams
When it's time to pack for a vacation, where do you even start? Shanice, mind behind City of Creative Dreams, is sharing downloadable packing lists with extra space for you to fill in the packing gaps she missed for your family. These cute printables are especially helpful because Shanice has versions for various travel arrangements, such as parent/child/baby, parent/child and more.