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Mama Drama: Decrease Packing Pressure

Dear Mama Drama: Every time we travel, even for a weekend, I find myself stressed and short-tempered by the time we pull out of the driveway. I’m always running around packing everything and the rest of the family is waiting on me to get it done. There are so many details to keep track of that I worry my kids will forget something if they pack themselves, but managing everything takes all the fun out of traveling for me. ~ Travel Weary Mama (photo credit) Dear Travel Weary: I’d be stressed and cranky too if I were doing all the work while everyone stood around and watched. You need an action plan to get the rest of the family involved and taking responsibility for their travel gear. Have suitcases or bags for each of your children if they are old enough to pull one on their own (age 4 or 5...