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Printable Packing List for the Ultimate Family Beach Vacation -- If you're heading to the beach this summer, this post will help make sure you don't get to the beach and say, "Oh man, I wish I had THAT with me!" This list has all of the essentials plus 16 things you never dreamed you'd take to the beach. I can't decide which I like more: the ice cream containers (random, right?) or the sand-free beach mat. Get the full scoop here ~> http://nateandrachael.com/family-beach-packing-list/

#beachvacation   #packingtips   #beachpackinglist   #familytravel  
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+Family Travel Forum--indeed! It's the kind that if you roll it up tightly, it'll fit in your carry-on. ;) (Ha! If only! Wouldn't that be fun?)  
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Phonics Basket--Letter sounds have captured the interest of my three-year-old. I think we'll add these phonics baskets to our homeschool preschool routine!

#preschoolactivities   #homeschoolpreschool   #phonics  
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How to survive AND ENJOY a family road trip--We've never attempted a road trip as epic as  +Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting 's coast-to-coast adventure! Clearly, she's an expert on the family road trip, and she shares some great tips in this post! 
 
How to Survive AND Enjoy a Road Trip With Kids!

We drove from Massachusetts to California this past summer, and it was a highlight of our year! Here are the things that really made the trip work!

#parenting   #kids   #travel  
This summer, Mike and I sold our house in Massachusetts, packed up our minivan, and drove, from our old home in Massachusetts to Silicon Valley, California! Mike’s new employer had given us a moving budget, and when we looked at it, we could ship our minivan, buy plane tickets, and come out over budget. Or …
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Thank you for sharing my post +Rachael Brown ! My kids still talk about this road trip all the time, and they can't wait for our next big adventure!
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Travel Advice from Samantha Brown, the person with the "Best Job in the World" I'm dyyyyyyyyyying to take a trip with my kids! And (after reading this) I'm also dying to be friends with Samantha Brown. Or take over her job. Either/or. :) 
 
Travel Advice from Samantha Brown
I recently saw the Travel Channel expert give a great talk; her travel tips are totally applicable to going places with kids. See what this new mom has to say about getting the most out of travel. #TravelTuesday   #familytravel
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Creative Spring Activities for Kids--As +Stephanie Haass said, these ideas will definitely give you spring fever! :) 
 
Creative Spring Activities for Kids

Looking for fun ways to explore, create, and learn about spring? Here are 15 gorgeous activities from +Shaunna Evans , +Rachael Brown , +Mary Catherine , +Chelsey Marashian , and me that are guaranteed to give you spring fever!

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Ten Games to Play in a Hotel Room--Parents who stay in hotels with kids--this post from +Jessica Bowers  may one day save your sanity! 
 
Ten Games to Play with Kids in a Hotel Room

Easy and fun suggestions for a TV free way to entertain kids using just the supplies in a hotel room. #travelwithkids 

Read it now: http://www.suitcasesandsippycups.com/2014/03/ten-ways-to-entertain-a-toddler-or-preschooler-in-a-hotel-roomtravel-tips-tuesday.html

Pin it for Later: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/4925880817034411/
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My pleasure, +Allianz Global Assistance UK ! 
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Math Money Games for Preschoolers This little pretend play setup has been AWESOME for our family. Because she's been "buying her lunch," my three-year-old is learning the names and amounts of coins. It's always nice when kids learn fundamental lessons in a fun way without power struggles, right?!  

http://nateandrachael.com/math-money-games-preschool/

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DIY LEGO Travel Case--Is this not a super cool travel toy?!  Love this post from +Carolyn Elbert!
 
DIY LEGO Travel Case

This travel case was super easy to make and only cost $10! Plus, we LOVE it!

http://www.pleasantestthing.com/2014/03/lego-travel-case.html

#legostorage #lego #parenting #kidsactivities #kbn
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Thanks so much +Rachael Brown!
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Road Trip with Kids It's almost time for summer road trips! Before you hit the road, check out these tips from +Adrienne Veglia Mazeau. I know I'll be back to check it out again because there's tons of helpful info in here! 
 
Thinking about taking a big road trip with kids this summer?  Check out my tips that will help you plan and ENJOY!
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Black Glue & Salt Watercolor Rainbow---What a fun rainbow activity for St. Patrick's Day or Spring! I think I'll suggest it to our preschool co-op. Thanks for the great idea, +Vicky Perreault~!
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My pleasure, +Vicky Perreault! Shared on FB too! GREAT post!
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We're a family of four--a pilot/IT guy, a SAHM who never stays home, a quotable three-year-old daughter, and an impish one-year-old baby girl. We love (*LOVE!*) to talk about family travel, kid-friendly recipes, and simple (but intentional!) baby, toddler, and preschool play. 
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Do you have 5 minutes? Then your child will love making and giving this DIY Father's Day gift!

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Tips and tricks for building language with cooking. Includes a roundup of kid-friendly recipes!

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