5 Exotic Family Vacations Where Your Kids Can Help Animals

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ON SALE NOW: Gluten Free, Real Food Recipes for Kids. Just $3.99 exclusively on Amazon. 70+ recipes both kids and adults will love + tips on how to avoid processed foods. Looking for family travel ideas? Considering a family trip abroad? Forget the local zoo and city walk. Consider a family trip where the kids will […]

7 Natural Travel Essentials – Save Money, Cut Down on Waste and Avoid Allergens

7 Natural Travel Essentials (Plus Ways to Save Money, Cut Down on Waste and Avoid Allergens) - Don't Mess with Mama.com

Traveling as a family of 5 is a huge challenge. Traveling as a family of 5 while trying to eat organic, avoid gluten and other allergens, and live natural and chemical-free seems almost impossible. But I’m here to tell you that it IS possible with a little planning – AND you’ll save money in the […]

14 Cheap, Free and Eco-Friendly Things to Do on Oahu with Kids (Plus Things to Avoid)

14 Cheap and Eco-Friendly Things to Do on Oahu with Kids - Don't Mess with Mama.com

We just wrapped up our first week on Oahu a few weeks ago, and boy did we have an amazing time. I love visiting my hometown and showing my kids all my favorite eateries, old hangouts and activities. We spent a lot of time visiting family and friends, as well as embarking on new adventures. […]

DIY Carseat Speakers for Kids – Great for Travel

DIY Carseat Speakers for Kids - Don't Mess with Mama.com

During our most recent flight with all three kids, I had an epiphany. The last few trips I had taken with my toddler had included a few tears and frustration (by both kid and mom) over in-flight and in-car entertainment. Specifically, my toddler wanted to watch a DVD on our portable player but he hated […]

Forget the Stroller When Traveling, Bring This Instead

Forget the Stroller When Traveling, Bring This Instead - Don't Mess with Mama.com

I love my stroller. It handles like a dream around corners and carries a ton in the bottom basket. Yet, I didn’t bring it on my trip to Hawaii. Why? It’s big and bulky. It’s a huge jogging stroller that’s manageable in and out of the car at home, but a pain to travel with. […]

8 Things I Learned While Traveling with My Kids

8 Things I Learned While Traveling with Kids - Don't Mess with Mama.com

We made it! We’re in Hawaii again this year and feeling so lucky. My husband and I will both be working on the road for the next 5 weeks, but we get to do it in Hawaii so were thrilled. So far the trip has been a blast. In fact, I can’t believe what a […]

9 Ways to Keep Kids Happy While Traveling on the Road

Keeping Kids Happy While Traveling - Don't Mess with Mama.com

After spending last week amongst many traveling families, I’d thought I’d share a few tips to make the travel process go a whole lot smoother.  Trust me, a little advanced planning will save your sanity. Yes, your kids are adorable – EXCEPT when they are trapped on an airplane (or car, or any other form […]

5 Volunteer Vacations to Take with Your Kids (Even Little Ones)

5 Volunteer Vacations to Take with Your Kids (even little ones) - Don't Mess with Mama.com

Volunteering is a fantastic way to model a sense of community and helping others with kids. But it’s not something that can only be done in your hometown. You can volunteer anywhere – even on vacation. Volunteer vacations – also known as voluntourism or philanthropic travel – is a great way to travel abroad to […]

5 Natural Theme Parks off The Beaten Path

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Now that summer is in full swing, many families are enjoying time off with their kids to local theme parks. While most theme parks offer fun activities such as roller coaster rides and life-size cartoon characters, traditional theme parks are also a sore spot for for many parents – especially the long lines and endless […]

Planning a Summer Vacation? Consider a Farmstay to Teach Kids About Life on the Farm

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Summer vacation planning is in full swing. Have you considered getting down and dirty and booking a farmstay with the family? Agritourism is becoming a large part of the US travel picture, and the local food movement illustrates there’s never been a better time to learn about where our food comes from. Opportunities abound to experience […]

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