Frugal Road Trip with Kids – Classic Games for Preschoolers

Frugal Road Trip with Kids – Classic Games for Preschoolers

This is a series of articles on how to survive a road trip with four kids, including a toddler and a preschooler, from a frugal mom who has done it on the cheap many times. Chock full of 244 fantabulous tips for your long car trip!

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Frugal Road Trip with Kids – Fun in the Heat

Frugal Road Trip with Kids – Fun in the Heat

This is a series of articles on how to survive a road trip with four kids, including a toddler and a preschooler, from a frugal mom who has done it on the cheap many times. Chock full of 244 fantabulous tips for your long car trip!

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Frugal Road Trip with Kids – Fun in the Dark

Frugal Road Trip with Kids – Fun in the Dark

This is a series of articles on how to survive a road trip with four kids, including a toddler and a preschooler, from a frugal mom who has done it on the cheap many times. Chock full of 244 fantabulous tips for your long car trip!

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Frugal Road Trip with Kids – Fun Stuff

Frugal Road Trip with Kids – Fun Stuff

Frugal Road Trip with Kids Series: Frugal Road Trip with Kids – Be Positive – Plan Your Route – Safety First – What to Bring – Food and Snacks – Fun Stuff – Fun in the Dark – Fun in … Continue reading

Frugal Road Trip with Kids – Real Food and Snacks

Frugal Road Trip with Kids – Food and Snacks

This is a series of articles on how to survive a road trip with four kids, including a toddler and a preschooler, from a frugal mom who has done it on the cheap many times. Chock full of 244 fantabulous tips for your long car trip!

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Frugal Road Trip with Kids – Safety First

Frugal Road Trip with Kids – Safety First

In the weeks following up to the trip we work on practicing emergency info for each child, depending on what is appropriate for their age. Preschoolers can learn their name, address, and phone number. Also what to do if we get lost (approach a police officer, an employee, or a mom with kids).

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Frugal Road Trip with Kids – Plan Your Route

Frugal Road Trip with Kids – Plan Your Route

This is a series of articles on how to survive a road trip with four kids, including a toddler and a preschooler, from a frugal mom who has done it on the cheap many times. Chock full of 244 fantabulous tips for your long car trip!

Plan your route ahead of time. Use sites like Road Trip USA, National Geographic’s Drives of a Lifetime, Trails.com’s Scenic Byways, or America’s Byways. You can also use Google Maps or Mapquest and click on Avoid Highways.

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Frugal Road Trip with Kids – Be Positive

Frugal Road Trip with Kids – Be Positive

Your road trip will absolutely be ruled by your attitude. If you approach the expedition as an adventure it will be. Stay positive. Be flexible. Try to be patient and kind with your grumpy children and road-weary hubby. And give yourself permission to want to throttle them, even while you’re being patient and kind and they’re being whiney brats. I have a friend who went to Disney, upon arrival promptly developed flu-like symptoms, and suffered the entire drive back as well. The only good memories she had of the trip were of the drive out.

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Frugal Road Trip with Kids – Tips from a Mama Pro

Frugal Road Trip with Kids – Tips from a Mama Pro

This is a series of articles on how to survive a road trip with four kids, including a toddler and a preschooler, from a frugal mom who has done it on the cheap many times. Chock full of 244 fantabulous tips for your long family car trip!

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