Mama needs a vacation.
I haven’t gone anywhere for more than a year (last one was BlogHer ’08 in San Francisco) and I just need to get out of here. So we invited ourselves down to Wilmington, NC, where the Jackson fam will be staying in the condo of my best friend’s dad (gratis) for a week.
As I contemplate loading up the car with two adults, a preschooler, a newborn, and all our accompanying crap, I freeze up. It’s an 11-hour drive (sans kids) from Cincinnati. That is a long way. How will we do it? How can we make it that far? Yet we must — I need the beach time, the friend time, and just a different scene for a few days.
Here’s where you come in, savvy WMAGs: What are your best tips for taking long road trips with small children? Please help! I’ll even turn it into a contest. I will randomly choose one reader who submits a tip to win a $25 iTunes gift card, courtesy of me. Enter by commenting with your tip no later than Sept. 11 at midnight. Thank you!
WINNER UPDATE: Congrats to AmyG, who was randomly selected as the winner of my little giveaway. AmyG, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can send you an e-gift certificate to iTunes.
And a big thank you to all those who submitted your tips. They were extremely helpful in getting ready for this great family adventure!