Traveling with toddlers .. again

Family trips/ reviews

Toddlers vs babies.

Everyone is always scared to fly with babies but that’s honestly the easiest time. Wear them, feed them, change them, and let them sleep.

We have been flying with our kids since newborn, plus numerous road trips. But when it comes to a about a 12 hour travel day between 2 flights, layovers, and 2 hour dry, plus time change we have to be prepared.

Even for shorter flights these are great activities to keep the kids busy and occupied.

Now the kids are older and excited about traveling and going on a plane and we are going to be gone 20 days. Just under 3 weeks with some driving and flights in between.

So we got the kids their own new suitcases to carry on and do 2 big bags checked, well because I over pack.

I’m from Texas where it’s just hot as hell in summer, Canada can be 80 in the day and 50 at night (brrrr) so I need all the options.

Mackenzie suitcase

These suitcases from pottery barn are the perfect size to take on the plane for the kids and get them so excited to travel and make them feel big!

On the go maze book

Our 4 year old is obsessed with mazes at the moment, it might not be handwriting but it’s practicing with a pen and keeping off technology for a short time.

Wikki stix

These are actually great for both kids and reusable. It’s like clay but in a stick and easy to travel with and share.

Vetch camera

Y’all these cameras have been so fun for the kids. We got them back in October when we were traveling to Disney world for their birthdays. They have used them regularly. They not only take pictures and videos, they can make filters as well as play games.

Mermaid puzzle

Reusable sticker

Y’all Melissa and Doug is always a go to for us for toys at home and traveling activities. We got the magnetic puzzle and reusable sticker book set. Our daughter is obsessed with stickers, our son was too at this age.

Water wow

Another great Melissa and Doug product ! We got these for our son. Mess free and technology free.

Fidget toy set

This toy set from small fish on amazon is a new purchase. But movement and sensory of the toys should be interesting and new to the kids. Will post an update on the kids interaction with them.

We will also bring iPads and a few “surprise toys.”

We also have some toddler headphones from amazon. Blue for our son his are actually bluetooth capable and charge or can use cord. Our daughter has a cheaper pink pair with cord.

If you are traveling with younger toddlers as well and need some tips, message me.

We use to fly with car seats on board, this will be the first time that we don’t. But we have all the tips on that too!!

Where are your summer plans?!?

Stay tuned for our Canada travel blog post!


Happy Summer!


Nordstrom anniversary sale 2019


••Christmas in July••

Whose excited ?!? I know I am, it’s the perfect time to get some fall basics plus more.

Beauty, kids, men, and shoes. My oh my shoes.

The early access is Friday for cardholders. I will be shopping as soon as I can.

I am sharing a few of my favorite items that will for sure be in my cart!

This is going to be the first thing in my cart, this item will SALE OUT!

Snakeskin hat

This hat is perfect for fall and under $40. You want this hat!

Pink midi skirt

Under 45$ runs TTS.

Blazers and leopard print what could be better for fall?

Leopard blazer

65$ and fits tts.

Perfect for brunch or a night out.

Blazers are always a favorite for me and plaid is still on the radar !

Plaid blazer

70$ and I would size up. Top shop blazer!

The. This next jacket is always on the sale in multiple varieties and a big hit. After August 9, the sales prices go back to normal so if you buy it after the sale it goes back to full price.

Normally 188 on sale for 125$ runs TTS. This one is suede but there will be other options.

There is tons of jeans that will be on great discount that will also sale out and not restock, if their is a pair of jeans on discount you want, get them before their gone.

Next a couple of my top shoe choices.

Tory Burch slides

Y’all these slides are 128$ that’s almost $100 off the regular price. I would size up 1/2 to whole size up. Perfect for summer to fall transition and will last for seasons to come.

Mylo bootie

These are the perfect fall bootie !! These will come in a couple of variety of colors.

Steve Madden

These will also come in variety of colors and be a top seller too! Under 70$

And if the T3 curling iron has been on your list now is the time to grab it for a steal as well as their blow dryer!

I will link tons of things through my like it to know it page! Follow me on mayritchie15!

I will also be adding denim, beauty, athletic, kids, and men!

Hope you find some great items! Let me know if you have any questions and what you find!