It’s The Journey That Counts…(Gas Card Giveaway) #kiasocialclub

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Kia Motors     There are many ways to spend time with your children without having to spend a lot of money.  At the end of the day, your kids care more about just having those special moments with you than they do about where you spend them.  It's important to remember that you can create a fun environment just about anywhere as long as you get a little creative and use your imagination.     Believe it or not, your car is a great place to have adventures.  Whether you are headed somewhere and make a family adventure out of that trip or you simply pop up the back door of your van or SUV on a beautiful night so you can sit and look at the stars, it can be a great place to spend time together.  I can still recall the wonderful memories I have of driving long distances with my parents and singing all of our favorite oldies together.     My boys love sitting in our car and pretending that they are driving it or using their imagination … [Read more...]

Family Adventures In The Car! #kiasocialclub

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Kia Motors     When my older son was a baby, he suffered from colic and was constantly crying.  As a new mother, the worst time for me was when I had to drive him anywhere because he would fuss and scream from his carseat in the rear seat.  I would find myself constantly stopping the car and pulling over to comfort and soothe him.     As time went on, I quickly realized that whenever I stopped at a stoplight or for a STOP sign, he would start screaming at the top of his lungs.  It became apparent that driving around was soothing to him somehow and that he mostly became agitated whenever I hit the brakes.     So driving around in the car became a saving grace for me, especially when he was particularly colicky and wouldn't stop crying no matter what I did.  I would load him up in the car and drive around for awhile in order to make him less agitated.  Eventually, as if by magic, he would always stop crying and fall into a peaceful … [Read more...]