Category: Road Trips

Are we there yet?

The only thing more annoying than hearing, "Mom... Mom... Mom... Mommy... Mom... Mama... look at me! Mom... Mommy... Mom" on repeat are the dreaded road trip questions, "are we there yet?" and "how much longer?" This past weekend, we had an impromptu six-hour road trip (each way) to Northern Ontario for a funeral. With limited notice and time to get ready, I didn't plan much to keep Taylor, our three-year-old, busy. In a mad dash to remember everything from snacks to clothes, I forgot to load the iPad with new Paw Patrol episodes. We try to avoid extensive amounts of screen time but let's be honest, this is the easiest solution while on road trips. So, this left us to improvise. Here are a few easy and cost-effective solutions to entertain toddlers in the car. 1. Braiding/Bracelet making (almost 1 hour) One of the few toys we did manage to bring was a Barbie with long hair. I often braid my daughter's hair, but she had never tried and to my surprise, she picked it up fast! Barbie's hair being long enough to braid, but short enough not to get tangled at the bottom really helped her concentrate to learn the pattern. I also...Read More