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Happy Trails

13 Sep

Guest Confession:  My husband and I love road trips!  A basket full of junk food and an ice chest full of drinks and we were set!  Now with two munchkins things have changed a bit.  Not wanting to give up our footloose and fancy free lifestyle I had to get creative and thanks to some great products and a sturdy shop vac we can travel happily… usually…

One Step Ahead has the Deluxe Snack and Play Travel Tray, a crash tested tray that fits on the car seat so your sweet one can draw and snack and play without constantly dropping everything. 

So what to entertain them with?  We are avoiding the DVD player in the car for as long as possible so some alternate ideas are books on CD and sticker books.  A favorite of ours is Ellison the Elephant

Snacks are an integral part of any road trip and our all-time fave is Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks, available at Amazon on Subscribe and Save.  I always add in some cereal, like Kashi Heart to Heart, it is not just for eating after all, with some fun paper cups, they have their own texture table in the back seat!  This results in a crazy mess, hence the shop vac, but so worth it!   For drinks, I love these sippy cups, since they have no stoppers inside, cleaning on the go is super simple!

For younger road warriors, a pack of Post-It notes, a feather duster and an empty pill box can take you a long way down the highway!   I usually skim the $1 Spot at Target for little things like this before any trip.  Happy Trails!

*This guest confession brought to you by Ginny B from Seattle! Ginny is the mother of two beautiful girls and a modern day organizational wonder! She is always full of fabulous tips and treasures to make every mother’s life a little easier.  Thank you Ginny for sharing your confession!


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