Traveling with a Large Family

Tips for Traveling with a Large Family from Talking Mom 2 Mom PodcastTraveling with a large family long distances can be daunting. Here are some tips from one mom who has done it a few times with 6 kids under 9 years old. Join Lindsey as she shares her tips for entertaining the kids, saving money when eating out, and making the most of the time you have together as a family.

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Family Travel: Eat Cheap On The Road – MBFLP 168

“Mom, I’m hungry!” That call from the back of the van is more frequent than “Are we there yet?” – especially when there are teenagers in the mix. So what can a budget-conscious family do when the stomachs start to growl? This episode we talk about how we keep the food expenses low, keep the troops happy, and eat cheap when we’re on the road!

 

Resources We Mentioned:

The incredible Instant Pot (affiliate link)

Where we find neat local restaurants: RoadFood.com

Or “as seen on the Food Network,” restaurants from Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives

 

How We Make Pimiento Cheese (Large Southern Family Edition):

2 lb bag of shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese (unseasoned)

1 pint of salad dressing-style mayonnaise (think “Miracle Whip”) – basically half a standard jar

4 oz jar of diced pimientos (usually on the aisle with olives and pickles or in the Hispanic food section)

Yes, this is a big batch! We often make this much for lunch at church or to take on the road.

Simply combine the ingredients. It blends easier if you use mayonnaise from a newly opened jar at room temperature. Use the entire jar of pimientos including the juice – sometimes we add a dash of pickle juice for variety. Stir in the mayonnaise bit by bit and stop when you like the consistency. The flavor is even better if you keep it overnight in the refrigerator. Great in sandwiches, on hamburgers, eaten on crackers, or spread on celery.


This Episode is Sponsored By:

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Family Travel on a Budget – MBFLP 167

Spring’s in the air and summer vacation is just a few weeks away. You may be making plans already! The past several years, our family’s hit the road for twenty- to thirty thousand miles annually,literally coast to coast and into Canada too. How can a large family with a limited budget see and do so much? We’ve got some tips to help you plan big time family travel on a limited budget!

 


This Episode is Sponsored By:

Sony Pictures: AffirmsFilms.com and the latest movie with great values and message – Smurfs: The Lost Village.

smurfs movie the lost village

Click here for the FREE Faith-based Movie Guide!


MBFLP – How To Get The Most From Conventions

So you’re going to a homeschool convention, but you’ve heard stories (and warnings) from friends – some are so big, they’re overwhelming. There’s so much walking! And what will you do with the kids? This episode, we talk about practical ways to get the most enjoyment, encouragement, and help from any homeschool convention.

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Recorded in our mobile studio at the Dreamland Drive-In in Tuscaloosa, Alabama!

MBFLP – Why Should You Go To A Homeschool Conference?

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This is the season of homeschool conventions – from small, intimate convocations in rural areas, to megaconferences with more attendees than our hometown. They’re the boon and the bane of many homeschoolers’ year. Are they really necessary, with all the information and resources on the Internet? Is there a benefit to the crowds, the travel, the time away from home? You bet!  We’d been to nearly thirty conferences in nine different states before we started doing this for a living … and we can tell you why they’re more than worthwhile – almost indispensable – to us as homeschooling parents!

[ CLICK HERE to see part 2 – How To Get The Most From A Convention! ]

Family Man, Todd Wilson, Encourages Roadschool Moms Everywhere

2014 09 21 FamilyMan Show Button  Are you doubting yourself again? Doubting your abilities?  Wondering if you’re screwing up your kids for life?  If so, you’re not alone!  We all have these doubts, but in this episode of Roadschool Moms, Todd Wilson, The Family Man, sets us all straight and reveals the often overlooked gifts of roadschooling.

Tune in for an hour that will change your perspective and give you the boost you need to restore your confidence.

You’ve got this Roadschool Mom!  Press play  – listen to Todd’s message everyday until it sinks in!

You can find more information about Todd including his speaking schedule at http://familymanweb.com/

Encouraging Reluctant Readers in your Roadschool

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Both Kimberly and Mary Beth have experienced the frustration of reluctant readers.  When you roadscholar is a reluctant reader there are many gentle approaches you can use to encourage their love of reading.

Stephanie Simpson, Usborne Rep at http://www.raisingusbornereaders.com joins the Roadschool Moms to discuss the methods she’s used to forge a life long love of reading in her rig.

 

Click play now to learn about all the resources available for reluctant readers and be sure to check out this shows Pinterest Board here: http://www.pinterest.com/roadschoolmoms/show-26-reluctant-readers-in-your-roadschool/

 

Taking a Year Off to Go Around the World

keeperofthehomeHave you ever dreamed of taking a year off to explore the world with your family?

Do you wonder…

  • How could we afford it?
  • Can you do it with small children?
  • Is there an airline ticket for that?
  • and how would we find safe, affordable housing?

Then be sure to click play on this podcast as Mary Beth and Kimberly are joined by Stephanie Langford, the creator of the popular blog, Keeper of the Home.

Stephanie shares with us how her family accomplished a 1 year, 30 country, (every continent) around the world journey.  What they learned as parents and as a family, how they funded their travels, and what their travel future holds for them.  She also talks about what it takes to run a successful blog.

Go ahead, press play and then start planning your own family adventure!

 

Healing with Essential Oils with Meli and Nick Paul

healingoils Unless you have been living under a rock these past few years, you’ve probably heard about essential oils for healing and maintaining good health.  You may have even tried a few but soon realized there’s a bit of a learning curve when it comes to using oils in your every day life.

  • What is a carrier oil?
  • Which oil should I use for which ailment?
  • Are there oils that can be used for mood enhancement?
  • Is it safe to ingest oils?

In this episode of Roadschool Moms, Kimberly and Mary Beth talk with the oil experts from Shine Essential, Meli and Nick Paul to decode the mystery of essential oils.

The Pauls, who share their own oil success stories, break through the confusion and share with listeners some basic oil remedies and guidelines.

If you’ve been curious about essential oils and their health benefits, then this is the podcast for you.

Nick and Meli can also be reached and purchases can be made directly through their own site at: http://www.shineessential.com/

 

Top Tips for Keeping your Kids Safe

Showbutton Heart2HeartMary Beth and Kimberly, your Roadschool Moms, share their top tips for keeping your family safe.

Whether it’s on the road or online, the Roadschool Moms Don’t want you to be scared – just be prepared.

The time to ensure your family’s safety is now. Make a plan, share it with your family.  Employ these tips and you and your kids will be well prepared for what life has to throw at you


 

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