I grew up in a big family and whenever we traveled, we always drove to our destination. I have good memories of road trips, but now that we have a bunch of our own kids and a our own business we find that we usually don’t have the time to drive. We fly. But we also have five kids! And when do you ever see families of seven flying? It’s rare. It’s not easy. But it is doable.
-As you pack keep a list of what else you need to buy or add to each kids’ bag. Then grab those things and double check the list before you leave.
– Pack a family toiletries bag. For us as a family of all boys this includes kids’ toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair gel, a comb, kids shampoo, sunscreen, bug spray, deodorant, and kids Tylenol and band-aids, Keep this bag packed in between trips so that you always have it ready.