On the Road Travel Activities

10 Tricks to Traveling on Planes with Toddlers

By Jenna Hall There are lots of great resources out there for traveling with children, but in our experience traveling back and forth from the US to the UK, these are the 10 best tricks to traveling on planes with young children (and getting compliments on how well-behaved they were when we arrive!) Save your […]

Road Trip Survival Kit

Whether you are traveling by airplane or automobile, a survival kit can turn a rising civil war into peace. Take your child’s age into account and add or subtract items that reflect his interest. Pack the collection in a small bag or back pack and set it aside until the day of the trip. Lock […]

Camping with Kids: Make Your Reservations Now!

There is nothing like the great outdoors to make memories!  Car camping is easy and now is the time to make reservations for this summer.  Here are Mama Paul’s best camping places in Western Washington.  There are places all over the United States that may take a little research to find, but it is worth […]

Packed for the Park Adventure Bag

By Paula Solis Krock I’ve invited a guest blogger, Kristin Bauer from Everyday Organizing to share with us her ideas for Packed for the Park and some strategies for enjoying summer with our kids. For more great ideas and her full Packed in the Park post, be sure to check out her blog! Sunny days  in Seattle  means J&A are […]

Wild Child: Camping with Kids Gear List

By Paula Solis Krock Ready, set pack! You’ve made your reservations and now you are ready to get going on this adventure! While this list isn’t comprehensive it is the camping gear my family needs to make it a successful camping trip! For other camping stuff information see this Tripfinders list Tent Tarp (for under […]

Full Speed Ahead! Travel Activities for Kids

Successful traveling with young children largely depends upon three things: healthy snacks (we all know a hungry child is a cranky one,) plenty of stops to stretch little legs if you are traveling by car, and diversions to engage hands and minds for making time pass quickly. Here’s help with the diversion part of your […]

A Mudpie Tantrum and a Turnaround

By Bridgette Blakey There we were at the London Heathrow Airport, about to board the flight to Iceland. It had been a long day of traveling already with a 3 hour bus ride and a 2 hour flight from Switzerland to London. We were all tired and grumpy, but my one year old daughter had […]

The Best of Mudpie Mamas 2015: Sleep, Camp, Love

As the year draws to a close here are the top 3 posts you have read and re-read over the last 12 months. Enjoy! Get Your Child to Sleep Through the Night Tonight!   How to Camp with Kids           The Beauty of Things We Do Not Choose  

On the Road with Kids: 10 Tips and Tricks

by Rebecca Lemar You don’t need hand held devices or DVD players for an easy road trip with kids. Open my minivan and you’ll find these things (they work great for carpools too!): Rotating library books – I keep a small basket of library books in the car. Once a week we visit the library […]

How to Camp with Kids

By Rebecca Lemar We took the children camping on an island up north last week where the ponderosa pine trees grow tall. Our campsite was dotted with buttercups and indian paintbrush that looked like little fallen stars bursting on the tall grass. Through the pines was a long sandy beach.  “The children are going to […]

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