Top 5 Must Have Items for Traveling with Kids

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We recently got back from our Florida vacation! I am ready to go back already but I figured I would share my top 5 picks for traveling with two kids under 5 in the meantime. These simple items were all things I was glad I bought or prepared ahead of time. I’ll be sharing more of our vacation this month, with posts about our Disney trip and our experience at Legoland!

1.Dockatot and Travel bag- I’ve talked about why we love the Dockatot in this post and it proved to be amazing for traveling. We loved having Marley nap in the Dockatot and I really think she slept so well while traveling because of this comfort. The travel bag was amazing for keeping it clean during travel and it was easy to check. The straps were the perfect length to throw over our shoulder or carry by hand. Such a worthwhile investment if you plan to travel with your Dockatot. The additional carry bag is only $60 which I found more than reasonable. This will definitely not be our last time using this!

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2. Snacks- This one may seem simple but it was seriously KEY to our kids happiness while we were traveling. I over packed on snacks and I’m so glad I did. I also packed some small suckers for the kids on the plane and this helped with their ears. Some suggestions include- crackers, protein bars (we love this brand), fruit gummy snacks, and pretzels. Literally, our snacks went wherever we did (plane, restaurants, beach, and the amusement parks)

3.Penguino Travel Boxes- I let the kids open these special boxes before we left for vacation. The boxes were packed full of fun items to keep the kids busy while we were on the plane or eating at restaurants. We had everything from coloring and stickers to a small container of molding putty. Our kids loved the creative items included in their boxes and it was curated specifically for their age and gender.

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4.Cheap sippy cups- Before we left for vacation I stopped at target (obviously). I picked up two $3 sippy cups and told myself if we left them behind it was fine. I chose cups that had straws and were easy for us to pack, they also had a cute Disney character on each. The cups actually made it home with us! It was so nice to be able to pour juice or water in them to keep the kids hydrated in the hot Florida sun.

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5. TSA Pre-Check Boarding- If you have the extra funds for TSA pre-check I HIGHLY recommend it. It costs $85 a person and you just apply online and then go to your local airport to finish the registration. It is good for 5 years and kids under 13 fall under you so no need to sign them up separately. This cut down IMMENSELY on wait time for us at airports. Also it was amazing not having to take shoes off or electronics out of our bags. With two kids and plenty of bags and backpacks, this expense was well worth it. Especially if you are flying into or out of a very busy airport like Orlando International. I can’t tell you how glad we were that we took the time to apply for this.

#travelwithkids #babycantravel

Reducing Your “Cotton” Footprint

Talking about the importance of Earth Month and why I am choosing to embrace it with my children. #fashion #secondhandfirst #ThredUP
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Talking about the importance of Earth Month and why I am choosing to embrace it with my children. #fashion #secondhandfirst #ThredUP

 

We are well into April aka Earth Month! In life we often get so busy we forget about important things like doing what we can do to help reduce our carbon footprint. I know that as a mom, I want my children to grow up in a less polluted world. We are making sure to talk to our children often this month about what we can do to help keep our environment clean for them and for future generations!

Talking about the importance of Earth Month and why I am choosing to embrace it with my children. #fashion #secondhandfirst #ThredUP Talking about the importance of Earth Month and why I am choosing to embrace it with my children. #fashion #secondhandfirst #ThredUP Talking about the importance of Earth Month and why I am choosing to embrace it with my children. #fashion #secondhandfirst #ThredUP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One way I choose to help reduce my own carbon (or Cotton) footprint is to shop online, rather than at big box stores. ThredUP is a great place to start and get some shopping done if your looking for stylish eco-friendly looks for the family. I can buy for myself and my children while sitting in my home! Thus reducing my need for and dependence on fossil fuel.

Talking about the importance of Earth Month and why I am choosing to embrace it with my children. #fashion #secondhandfirst #ThredUP Talking about the importance of Earth Month and why I am choosing to embrace it with my children. #fashion #secondhandfirst #ThredUP

ThredUP is putting a focus on Earth Month with their Project Re:Made Tee-Shirt line. So what is this amazing line? It is Inspired by art that makes us rethink our views. Team ThredUP has commissioned 12 artists (whom they mostly found on Instagram!) to create artwork in response to the statement “Climate Change is Not Real”. The creations are a mix of cute, funny, ironic, and provocative tongue-in-cheek response to climate change denial. We then screen-printed the works onto secondhand white tees from our inventory and will be selling them starting on April 17th. All net proceeds benefit carbon offset non-profit Cool Effect who is fighting hard to reduce carbon pollution.

Interested in learning more about climate change and how you can help? Start by following these amazing Eco-Friendly Bloggers!

Mini Disney Style

Planning a Disney trip? Make sure the little ones have the cutest style while there!
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We are DISNEY bound in a few short weeks and I have been searching high and low for all of the best Disney gear for the kids! I am finding some majorly cute items and I thought no better time to share. If you are planning a Disney trip or you just love dressing your little ones in the cutest Disney gear, check out these adorable styles below!

I will also be sure to keep my shop my style page updated with the cutest threads I find for our trip and beyond.

Planning a Disney trip? Make sure the little ones have the cutest style while there!

 

A few of my favorite Disney Inspired little one looks below:

1// Minnie & Mickey Luggage Tags– These are one of our scavenger hunt (coming soon!) clues as well and I thought they were adorable!

2// Sunny Days Boutique Hair Bows– These clip in bows could not be more perfect. The colors go with everything so I know we will get plenty of use out of these!

3// Toddler Minnie hat with Bow– Click the link to see a sweet bow detail that had me dying over the cuteness.

4// Minnie Red Flats– These shoes are a must for any Disney trip

5// Mickey flip flops– Another must for pool days if you plan to extend your trip beyond the parks.

6// Mickey & Minnie Backpack for Travel- This will also double as a scavenger hunt clue for our kids. Can’t wait to share more about our Disney themed scavenger hunt in a few weeks.

7// Minnie & Mickey PJs- I saw these on Old Navy’s website and knew they had to be ours!

8// Red Sneakers– Love the style of these and they look very comfortable for a park day.

9// Black & White Mickey Tee– I loved the simplicity of this tee paired with those cute sneakers.

10// MM Athletics Tee– Another great basic tee, vintage inspired, and such a steal!

12// Red Wrap Bow– I love the Baby Bling bows, I think these are a must for any little lady traveling to Disney and beyond.

13// Minnie Bathing Suit & Star Wars Bathing Suit– Old Navy & Target are killing the Disney game at the moment. Snag these if you are on the hunt for an inexpensive option for swimming!

Be sure to follow along on our Disney vacation via social media! I have already been sharing Disney tips/tricks/suggestions and some styling ideas on my Instagram page. There is even a highlighted story dedicated to all things Disney! Additionally, I plan to share to my twitter page and I have a dedicated Pinterest to our Disney trip which you can follow! Something I missed? Be sure to share any of your Disney styling tips or shopping suggestions in the comments below.