3 On The Go Summer Survival Tips

Kailee Wright_GoGo Squeeze

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I don’t know about you guys, but for us ever since we hit the last day of school things have been non-stop!! Whether it’s family vacations, kids sports games + practices, or play dates with friends, summer is BUSY with five little people!

I’ve been getting asked a lot lately how we fit in all of the fun (and sometimes not so fun) things in our schedule with 5 little people, without losing our minds or patience. So today I’m sharing my Top 3 On the Go Summer Survival Tips that will help you get through the craziness and still keep a smile on everyone’s face!

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. 3 summer survival tips .

1. Always have both my bag + van/car stocked with plenty of snacks! Kids always seem to be hungry, and you can never have too many snacks! Summer activities can come with a lot of unexpected waits. Whether its a bigger crowd at the Children’s Museum, or a traffic jam on the way to Nana’s House, you don’t always know when something will come up. My favorite snacks to have on hand are GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce Pouches. My kids absolutely love them!! I’m sure most of your people do too. These pouches are a game changer + I feel good letting them snack on them knowing they’re healthy and made with 100% fruit! And bonus, they are practically mess free!! (you know me and being clean) haha!

2. Plan your timing around naps whenever possible! Nap time can be crucial to the whole family’s happiness. This tip isn’t always possible with games + practices scheduled at specific times, but when I can help it, outings are planned around naps! Also, I try to have everything we will need for the days activities packed and ready the night before so we can be up early and ready to go first thing before afternoon naps roll around. Plus, we tend to avoid the bigger crowds in the mornings too! Keeping this in mind makes for happier kids and a much easier adventures!

3. Don’t over plan your day! I think sometimes, as we think summer is only 3 months long, we need to make sure our kids experience every single thing possible or we will somehow ruin their childhood, haha! This is not the case, and my people are always happiest when we keep things simple! We still try to accomplish our Family Bucket List, but  schedule things according to what we can handle. If you have little guys you probably can’t hit the museum, have a pool party, and go mini golfing all in the same day. I try to choose one fun “event” a day, and my kids are just as excited and end up having more fun than when we over do it.

I hope these tips are helpful and get you a little more excited to conquer all of that summer fun! I’d love to hear your #1 summer survival tip!!

xx – kails

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photos: corissa ann

 

36 Comments

  1. Margaret Smith August 19, 2017

    I always carry a bag of snacks for my kids with me too. These GoGo Squeez sound really good and I love that they are a healthy snack.

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    • kailee wright August 28, 2017

      Snacks are such a life saver with littles! These GoGo Squeez have been amazing because I can even hand one back to Houston and he can do it all himself (mess free!) while we are driving!

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  2. Erika August 23, 2017

    Just to enjoy it before it’s over!

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    • kailee wright August 28, 2017

      Yes I couldn’t agree more!!

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  3. Susan Smith August 26, 2017

    Great tips, I would always plan our activities in the morning when my kids were refreshed so by the time we got home and had lunch they were tired and ready for a nap.

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    • kailee wright August 28, 2017

      Love that! Sometimes by the time we finish running around I’m ready for a nap too so its a win win! haha!

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  4. Cynthia C August 28, 2017

    Great tips! I like to keep a lot of snacks and activity packs on hand too.

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    • kailee wright August 28, 2017

      Thank you!! Such a great way to keep everyone from getting hangry right?!

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  5. Lisa Brown September 6, 2017

    I think one would be to create, ahead of time, various, creative activities to help keep the kids from being bored.
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    • kailee wright September 8, 2017

      Love this idea so much! Preparation ahead of time helps so much!! Thank you for your sweet feedback and for following along here!

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  6. Elena September 6, 2017

    Thank you for the tips. I love the GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce

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    • kailee wright September 8, 2017

      Thank you so much for following along and for taking the time to give your feedback! It means a lot!

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  7. Natalie September 6, 2017

    I know my niece would love these snacks! These are great summer survival tips!

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    • kailee wright September 8, 2017

      Mine sure do! Thank you so much for your feedback and for following along!!

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  8. Steve Weber September 6, 2017

    These are wonderful tips.. you gotta have snacks, drinks and activities for the kids at all times.

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    • kailee wright September 8, 2017

      Yes!!! If you can stop little people from getting hangry things will go a lot smoother!

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  9. CR Williams September 11, 2017

    My number one survival summer tip is to make sure to have activities planned for the kids. If not they will be glued to their devices. It is a must.

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    • kailee wright September 12, 2017

      So so true!!! We try to really limit screen time and be with each other. Such a hard thing to manage.

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  10. hannah September 17, 2017

    My #1 summer survival tip is to always take a cooler with a couple ice packs and some bottled water. Then we always have cold water with us an don’t have to buy any.

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    • kailee wright September 18, 2017

      Love this!! Thank you for sharing and being part of this little community!

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  11. Jessie C. September 19, 2017

    Thanks for sharing these tips, . Plan the timing around naps whenever possible is especially helpful

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    • kailee wright September 19, 2017

      yes! I try to avoid throwing off sleep schedules whenever possible!

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  12. Tamara September 21, 2017

    Always have activities planned, like visiting the library. That was my kid’s favorite outing.
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    • kailee wright September 25, 2017

      Love that one and it is always one I forget! My kids would love that, especially right now when most of our books are packed away!

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  13. Stephanie Phelps September 24, 2017

    Loving all these tips. I can use all the advise I can get with four boys!

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    • kailee wright September 25, 2017

      Oh I feel ya!! I always love when people share their tips and advice here too!

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  14. Emily N. September 24, 2017

    Good tips! GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce is great to have when traveling.

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    • kailee wright September 25, 2017

      Yes we always have it on hand! The kids love it and I love that it is a healthier option!

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  15. latanya September 26, 2017

    I make sure to have snacks that are easy to open like these pouches and easy clean up.

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    • kailee wright September 26, 2017

      Totally agree! Easy clean up is a MUST!

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  16. Betty Curran September 28, 2017

    Snacks are a must. Cheese sticks and fresh fruit are our family favorites.

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    • kailee wright September 29, 2017

      Yes they are!! Those are great options my kids would love too!

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  17. Sarah L September 29, 2017

    These are so good and so handy and so unmessy. A great choice for snacks.
    Thanks for the contest.

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    • kailee wright September 29, 2017

      We love them!

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  18. Leela September 29, 2017

    I always pack snacks and drinks when we’re on the go.

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    • kailee wright October 2, 2017

      They are both a must have for us too! Makes everything go more smoothly.

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