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 10 Tips for Taking Road Trips with Kids and Maintaining Your Sanity

As parents, the thought of taking road trips with kids sounds like some form of torture. I know on a normal occasion my kids will whine and cry about everything on a 5 minute drive, imagine a drive of 4 hours or more?! Road trips are going to happen so you are going to have to suck it up and deal with it. So here I offer you a few tips to save your sanity.

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Mommy & Daddy Getaway on the new Celebrity Edge

I can’t stress enough the need for a getaway when you are a stay at home mom. I’ve mentioned in the past that my husband travels A LOT for work. We actually tallied up all the time spent away and we believe he’s been gone for almost half the year. That’s a lot of time with little support as a mom. I have had to rely on my mom and brother and sister in law for some sanity saver babysitting services, but it’s nice to be able to say, “it’s your turn!” when my husband gets home from work.

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My No-Fail Packing List for Cruising with Kids

I have been on a lot of cruises over the past 7 years. Our first cruise was our honeymoon cruise in 2011. We took a January Eastern Caribbean cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines Epic. We sail at least one sailing a year, sometimes 2 because this is the best way we can think of to truly get a vacation with your kids and still feel like you're on vacation.  The amenities on board for kids to do without parents are great and since it's a part of their service (except for babysitting) you're not paying extra just for your kids to be entertained while you're getting a massage or having a nice dinner with your significant other.

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