Summer travel is just around the corner, and that means the roads will be filled with travelers. If traveling doesn't seem like a reality for you due to the costs or you're concerned about having to put everything on a credit card, look no further. You can travel, have a great time, and not break the bank.
As future parents-in-training, many folks think that they’ve got much of the parenting thing figured out when they see their happy, tail-wagging best friend meet them at the door each evening. And, there is no doubt that owning a pet (we’re going to focus on dogs, to keep things simple) does promote self-sacrifice and service to another, which parenting requires in abundance. However (spoiler alert), the needs of that much loved fur-baby don’t hold a candle to the emotions, time, and energy that will be invested in the actual baby when that little blessing comes home. Believe it or not, this really surprises some parents. And poor Fido ends up being “banished” outside or dropped off at a shelter, sometimes never to find a home again.
As the temperatures warm, families all over the States will begin summer vacation planning. As anyone who has done it knows, traveling with kids is not always the easiest task. The more children you take on vacation, the less room in the van for packing necessities; therefore, choosing the most essential items becomes imperative.