When I was planning our 10 day trip to the United Kingdom, one of my top goals was to make sure we got to sleep in a castle! I ended up picking the Warwick Castle hotel and planning a full day there, it was one of the highlights of our trip. This is a very tourist-y, commercialized castle with a ton to do and see, perfect for busy kids! We visited in early October so crowds were low and the weather was chilled; keep in mind that during summer they have even more activities including live jousts. ... Read More about Visiting Warwick Castle with kids
When we were scouting locations for relocation, we also took our very first big family adventure. It was a super fun trip and now I'm sharing the 7 day Oregon Washington road trip itinerary with kids that we took! We were a little nervous to visit the PNW in October but the fall foliage against the evergreen trees was breathtaking and we had a fantastic time exploring the PNW with kids. We squeezed in the beach, hiking, museums, and animal adventures; it's an amazing area to visit! ... Read More about 7 day Oregon Washington road trip itinerary with kids
In the middle of selling our house and moving cross-country, audiobooks saved my sanity. All four of us lived in a hotel room for weeks and when it was too early to go anywhere, too quiet to bounce around, Jack and Annie (from Magic Tree House) would "babysit" my kids. They are wild, full of energy, and live for wrestling and climbing trees but turn the right story on and they can't help but slow down and listen, rapt and engaged. Audiobooks with kids: tips for getting started! Audiobooks are ... Read More about Audiobooks with kids: tips for getting started!