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Before You Hit the Road This Summer

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A part of me wonders if perhaps I should’ve been a travel agent. For me, planning a trip is as much fun as actually going on a trip. It’s one of the few areas in my life where I am completely organized. My meticulous planning is based, at least in part, on nervousness. Since I’m often traveling on my own with four kids, I gain a sense of security knowing that all has been planned out ahead of time. Continue reading Before You Hit the Road This Summer

Campfire Diaries

Today I’m being featured at my friend Kristin’s site, Campfire Diaries.  Her blog is dedicated to inspiring families to seek adventure.  I met Kristin at The Type A Parent blogger conference last fall and she is a sweetheart.  Kristin is full of great ideas and a huge supporter of her fellow bloggers.  I was honored that she asked me to share one of my road trip stories with her readers.  So please join me at Campfire Diaries, where I share my family’s escapades in Sedona, AZ.  See you there!


Wisdom Gathered Along the Road


We’re leaving for our road trip in just over a week.  I’m getting butterflies in my stomach – excited and nervous.  As I mentioned in my post about the rewards and benefits of being road warriors, I’m in the process of finalizing our plans, rather late for me.  I’ve been so busy.  I’m also feeling a touch of anxiety, because I don’t know that I’ll be able to keep up my blogging schedule.  The road trip is all about family time and that’ll be my priority.

My original blog is Road Warrior Momma, which comes back to life every summer so my family and friends can follow us.  You are welcome to check that blog during June, but be warned that it is a daily recap, and may be a bit mundane for those of you not intimately familiar with our brood.  I’ll also be featuring highlights here, on The Latchkey Mom, probably twice a week – along with my usual posts (but not as often).  Continue reading Wisdom Gathered Along the Road

The Benefits and Rewards of Being a Road Warrior


Only fourteen days until we embark on our 5th summer road trip and my planning for it has fueled my wanderlust.  In the last few days I’ve been asked repeatedly one or both of the following:  “Are you going on another adventure this summer?”  Or, “Where are you headed?”

Then of course I get the typical head shakes, laughs and comments such as, “You’re crazy” and “I don’t know how you do it.”  Honestly, sometimes I don’t know how I (we) do it.  That first year was so scary, and now I can’t imagine not doing our trip.  I panic at the thought that one day we won’t.  I am so pleased when people get excited about our journey.  I tell the kids, “You’re so lucky to do this.”  Here’s what I love about being Road Warrior MommaContinue reading The Benefits and Rewards of Being a Road Warrior