To Grandmother’s House We Go …

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and you know what that means … ROADTRIP! Yes, it is that time of year when we all pile in the car with our duffle bags, non-perishable Thanksgiving dinner contributions, and the dog and head out to Grandma’s House for Thanksgiving dinner. We’re getting ready for our Roadtrip to Iowa so I thought I would pass along a few tips that we rely on to make the trip go a little easier.

Car essentials:

Snacks - Make sure they’re not too messy or crumbly. Little, individual size snack bags work perfect. Grapes are good, easy to eat and no peel to worry about. Put drinks in drip-proof sippy cups or sports bottles. Juice boxes are great but no matter how neat your kids are, the juice squirts everywhere. Tip: If you end up eating breakfast in the car as you head out, make sure you don’t order anything with biscuits. They crumble everywhere!

Garbage Bag – Always have a bag in the car to throw out trash. Trust us, you don’t want to hold a snotty Kleenex or ketchup covered wrapper or banana peel for 4 hours. (Trust me on this. I’m speaking from experience.)

Pillows, Snuggle Buddies, or Neck Wraps – If the stars are aligned and Holiday fortune is smiling on you, the kids will fall asleep for awhile. While most kids are resilient and flexible, they shouldn’t have to kiss their navel while they are napping. Give them some support.

Antibacterial Wipes/Hand Sanitizer – You have kids. Need I say more?

Boredom Bag – You’ll need plenty of entertainment to keep the kids (and adults) amused during the long car trip. In my next post, I’ll give you some ideas on how to fill that Boredom Bag for younger and older kids.

What items do you take on your Holiday Road Trips?

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Tags: Help Mom Stay Organized · Holiday Fun · Parenting Tips · Traveling with the Family

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  1. Wow, wonderful blog post! I even have shown this to my friends!

    Brovardoor
    10/21/10

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