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10 Tips for Staying in a Hotel with Kids

By on February 21, 2019
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We’ve stayed in lots of hotels over the years with our kids. These days, we’ve got our routines down to a science, and our kids (mostly) understand the rules and what’s expected of them when we’re away from home. I’ll admit though, we stopped traveling for a while after Maddie was born. She just didn’t like to sleep in general, much less when we were in a hotel room. And toddler Graham was just too wild to keep calm and quiet! But now that the kids are older, we love taking trips together. I’ve got a few tips and tricks that make staying in a small hotel room easier with kids.

Check out these 10 tips for staying in a hotel with kids:

Luggage Carts Are Your Friend

Before kids, the hubs and I packed pretty light and would just carry our bags with us to our hotel room. But traveling with kids requires a TON of more stuff. We quickly learned to grab a luggage cart after we check into the hotel to make it easier to get all the luggage to the room. The kids love taking a ride too!

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Unplug the Phone

The first thing we do when we get into the hotel room is to unplug the phone. TRUST ME on this one. Kids these days are fascinated by a phone that plugs into the wall. (Or basically, any phone that’s not a cell phone.) My kids always want to play with the hotel phone, which is fine with me, as long as it’s unplugged!

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25 Fun Things to Do in Decatur, GA with Kids

By on February 13, 2019

Looking for something fun to do with your children in Decatur, Georgia? Click below to check out my guest post over at Mommy Nearest to find out about all the fun activities and attractions in Decatur for kids!

*I was financially compensated for the post. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*

25 Fun Things to Do in Decatur, GA with Kids

 

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The Local Guide – Things To Check Out Around Atlanta – Vol. 2

By on February 8, 2019
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Happy Friday! I’ve been fighting the flu this week, but I’m hoping to be well enough this weekend to do something fun! Here’s a list of what’s going on around Atlanta that you may want to check out:

The Local Guide – Things To Check Out Around Atlanta – Vol. 2

The Center for Civil and Human Rights is free for the entire month of February!

Create your own Valentine’s Canvas at Art at the Station at Atlantic Station.

Callanwolde Bridal Showcase at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

Pterosaurs Opening Day Celebration at Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Lunar New Year Festival at Chinatown.

Rhea Lana’s of Decatur Spring Consignment Sale.

Teacher Appreciation Day at Legoland Discovery Center.

Black History Month Programs at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta.

Candytopia opens in Atlanta.

Did I miss any fun events? Comment below and let me know!

 

 

 

 

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The Local Guide – Things to Check Out Around Atlanta Vol. 1

By on February 1, 2019
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Morning! I’ve been toying around with starting a local guide section here on my blog – a place where I can share upcoming events and local businesses you guys might want to check out. Atlanta is such an amazing city with so many amazing people doing so many amazing things! So if you share my love of the city, make sure to check back each week for my local guide.

The Local Guide – Things to Check Out Around Atlanta – Vol. 1

Handmade Valentine Workshop at Custom Crafts By You

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Food Trucks at Tucker Brewing Company

Enchanted Woodland Trail at the Chattahoochee Nature Center

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5 Ways to Help Your Toddler Handle Anger (Plus a Free Printable!)

By on January 30, 2019
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Toddlers are a rare breed. All of a sudden, your sweet little baby realizes they have the power to make choices. And once they realize that, they start testing that power. Over and over and over, all day long…

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Opinions, emotions, and tantrums, oh my!

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