Have You Read - Family Travel Hacks and Tips for Any Budget: Keeping Your Family Organized While Traveling with Kids


Family Travel Hacks and Tips for Any Budget is focused on creating family memories through travel experiences. Did I mention that the book is ONLY $.99! Quite a deal! Here's the link - http://amzn.to/2DCfhAp.


Chapter one, “Why Travel with Kids” focuses on the importance of traveling with children. This chapter includes multiple resources, book suggestions, and sample questions that you can ask your children before your family trip.

Chapter two, “Traveling with Kids on a Budget”, presents tips for frugal family travelers and luxury family travelers. This chapter features recipes, meal suggestions, packing lists, and additional resources.


Chapter three, “Flying, Cruising, and Riding the Rails with Children” features several tips and checklists for each type of travel. These tips and checklists are timeline-based and highlight items to consider when booking your trip, 24 hours before your trip, and when you arrive to the airport/terminal/depot.

Chapter four, “Hotels with Kids”, focused on items to consider when booking your hotel, when you arrive to your hotel, and when checking out of your hotel.



Chapter five, “Day Trips to Local Attractions”, includes the “Top 10 Things to Pack for a Sea World Adventure (or Other Theme Park)”, a sample day trip itinerary for families, and suggestions for family reflections after a day trip.

Chapter six, “Innovative Ways to Pack for Family Travel Experiences”, highlights innovative ways to integrate binder clips and zipper bags on your trip. These everyday items can be lifesavers for families on-the-go!

Have a great week and plan for the weekend!

Sincerely,

The @WeekendsCount Family!

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How Teenagers Can Save Money for the Future


I've known these two young ladies for their entire lives. They have an phenomenal mother and amazing grandparents who taught them about the importance of saving money for the future. Recently, I saw their mom's post on Facebook about beginning the year with a savings account. I was compelling to write her and ask for her family's viewpoint on saving and why others should consider saving. These were their responses.

I am QUITE impressed! So focused! :)

Jamiyah Stephenson (15 years old)

The reason to save as a teenager is because you don’t want it to affect your future. You also, don’t want to be living paycheck to paycheck because you are focusing on your wants instead of your needs. In the future, it is going to be even harder to stop spending money constantly because it has already become a habit. You shouldn’t want money problems when you’re older because you’ll have all kinds of bills to pay.

Jaterria Stephenson (13 years old)

Saving money as a teenager is important to me because it’s about growing up and being a responsible young lady. Maturity is a must-have in order to succeed at saving money. It took me a while to want to save, but now that I’m getting older I feel it’s time to finally be a responsible teen. It may take more time for other teens to want to save their money for something. Learning have to save as a teen can help secure you for the future so it’s important to save as much as you can.

Mom's View: 

I stress saving because I want my children to be able to live without me, I want them to know financial security and freedom. I don’t want them to have to struggle before they learn the value of a dollar. This day and age it is imperative that our children have a nest egg or at least be working toward something bigger than themselves. We know in the black community, the struggle is rampant and it is pretty much a learned behavior. We see our parents spending money but we are never taken to a financial institution to show us the value of keeping our money. I was so proud taking my girls to the bank the other day and seeing their reactions to going into a bank, filling out and deposit slip and handing over their money.


A sad moment came when they correlated a bank as a bad thing because of the shows they’ve seen where the bank was getting robbed. 😢. My middle child said, “oh my god that was so weird but I feel so grown up now.” Beautiful moment for me as a mom. Thank you for featuring them on your blog. If you don’t mind, let me know when it goes up so I can share I with other. Our community is in need of financial gems.

Thank you for sharing your stories! I am proud of each of you and I want you to know that you have an AMAZING future ahead of you! 

So... "What are YOUR tips for teaching teenagers to save?"

Let us know in the comments!

Sincerely,

The @WeekendsCount Family!

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Celebrating Dr. King's Legacy at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee!

Since our daughter is very young and grows up in a world where she can eat in any restaurant, stay at any hotel, and attend any school, she has trouble understanding the challenges that people have faced and still face for being different. Each year we try to take her to places that help her understand how far we have come as a country so she can truly appreciate the opportunities available to her and the people who sacrificed so she could gain those opportunities.


During our visit to Memphis, Tennessee, we stopped to visit the National Civil Rights Museum! The former Lorraine Motel was the place where Dr. King stayed in Memphis after delivering the now famous "I've been to the mountaintop" speech. He was shot by James Earl Ray from the building across the street. 





The Lorraine Motel was one of the motels that would allow Dr. King and other African Americans to spend the night during segregation.  In fact, there was a publication called the Green Book which highlighted these hotels and motels for African American travelers.  As modern-day travelers, this trip makes us extremely grateful to be able to stay in great hotels.




The beginning of the museum experience focuses on Africa and the slave trade.


While these images aren't fun, they do give our daughter a sense of what her people have endured.
 

The next part of the museum dealt with segregation during the era of Jim Crow.



We have read to our daughter about Rosa Parks so she knew African Americans had to ride in the back of the bus and give up their seats to whites, but the bus and life size photos helped her better understand what people faced.  On the bus, they play audio of a bus driver shouting at African Americans to give up their seats.


She also got a chance to see a recreation of a sit-in where African Americans endured abuse to sit at a lunch counter in a restaurant that didn't allow African Americans to eat there.

We also saw an interactive video screen with events around the United States where people fought against segregation.  One of the events was in Dad's hometown of San Antonio, Texas, where people fought to sit anywhere in a movie theater.



There was another interactive board that displayed videos and facts about Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement.  Since our daughter knows how to use tablets, she loved this exhibit!


The museum experience concludes with a recreation of the rooms as they were when Dr. King stayed at the Lorraine Motel.  In this space, you hear a recording of Mahalia Jackson singing "Precious Lord."  It's a very emotional experience.


Keep your tickets and go across the street to experience "The Legacy." This building focuses on James Earl Ray and the events surrounding the assassination.


The exhibit includes a replica of the car James Earl Ray drove.


You can also see the Lorraine Motel from a similar perspective to what James Earl Ray saw.  The exhibit doesn't glorify James Earl Ray but better understand the investigation regarding the assassination.



How do you celebrate Dr. King's legacy?

Let us know in the comments.




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This week,

Have a great week and plan for the weekend!

Sincerely,

The @WeekendsCount Family!

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Authors - Jennifer and Tony Edwards

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Experience the Texas Ocean Star and TEACH Your Child About Energy!


The Texas Ocean Star Museum is an incredible experience for families and ANYONE who wants to discover more about life on an off-shore drilling rig! This is one of the most incredible and interactive experiences focused on engineering for our family!


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They had lots of hands-on activities and visual displays that are second to none. Even WEEKS after visiting the Texas Ocean Star, our child can remember EVERYTHING about her experience.









This museum relates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to the workforce and truly incorporates that Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Education Agency, and the Texas Workforce Commission's goal of educating 60% of the Texas population between ages 24-35 with a post secondary credential by 2030.



Our goal is for our little one to have her post-secondary credential by 2030 with the various early college high school experiences in Texas. This is why we practice weekend homeschool.




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A Great Travel Product for Families - Halls Kids Pops (A Wellness Item)


Our family travels with our little one on road trips, by air, and by rail quite often. Inevitably, she develops a cough and I am often scrambling to find a local CVS, Walgreeens, local supermarket or at least an Amazon Now delivery service in the area. Since we rarely rent a car from Enterprise or another agency, this presents a problem for our family. Here's one item that can help your family remain healthy while traveling by packing this key item in your medicine bag.

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As a result, I always pack our suitcases with themed zip-loc bags (with the items contained written on the bag with a marker. These bags usually contain powdered medicines and lozenges. We have never discovered throat lozenges for children until NOW!


Recently, when we were in Galveston for our Moody Gardens adventure, we stopped by a Walgreens along the way and I discovered the Halls Kids Throat Pops! They come in different flavors including: Vitamin C Drops (Orange Flavored) and Throat and Sore Throat Pops (Cherry or Strawberry Flavored). We will definitely pack some of these in advance of our trip and label them in a plastic zip-loc bag for medicine.

According to the Drug Store News site, these "cough and sore throat pops are available in cherry and strawberry pops contain 5 mg. of menthol per pop to temporarily relieve cough and sore throat" (Salazar, 2017). Apparently, these throat lozenges are the first ones to utilize menthol as the active ingredient. 





We are VERY EXCITED about this opportunity to keep our family well while we are on vacation!

Have a great week and plan for the weekend!

Sincerely,

The @WeekendsCount Family!

References:

Salazar, D. (2017, July 17). Halls kids bring sore throat, vitamin C pops to cough, cold aisle. Drug Store News. Retrieved from http://www.drugstorenews.com/

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About Weekends Count - Weekends Count is a Millennial Family Travel, Fun, Food and Activities blog based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas. We review hotels, travel and household items, and millennial family experiences!

Authors - Jennifer and Tony Edwards

Here's a link to our press kit/media kit - http://www.weekendscount.com/p/our-media-kit.html

Mailing Address: 1030 East Highway 377 Suite 110; Box #145; Granbury TX 76048
Phone Number - 817-382-8475

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