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The topic of what to do with your children in the car has come up again and again in my many years of participating in online parenting support groups and discussions. Parents were often desperate for ideas, and other moms had plenty of advice to share, but there was never one good all-inclusive resource on the topic. For years I enjoyed website creation for my personal family website, so I decided to create this website as a resource for moms everywhere.

I travel with my children often and have many fond memories of family car vacations as a child, so family fun on the road was a topic I could really pour my heart into. The ideas and activities you'll find here are from my own experiences, or have been sent in by my readers, who have shared their own experiences with their children.

Laurel Smith:
Laurel Smith is a former high school teacher and mother of three who has traveled thousands of road trip miles both as a kid and a mom.  She has been writing about family travel and car games on her website since 2001, and has appeared on several radio talk shows as an expert on traveling with children, including Radio Disney and Ask Heloise.  Her advice has been published in magazines and newspaper articles in the United States and Canada, including the New York Times, USA Today, Parent and Child, Scouting magazine and many others. She has been a featured expert at PBS  (See more media appearances)

I've been a featured expert at PBS Parents!

June 2008, 2009 and 2010


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