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5 Preschool essentials for your family road trip!




I always associate the word Summer with ROAD TRIPS. As a child I never really went out of town on road trips. I remember going to my great-grandma’s near Tyler and then to San Antonio in 6th grade but that’s it. My dad worked hard  and that didn’t leave much time to travel.


I want to take my kids everywhere I didn’t get to go as a child! Our kids have been to Florida and that’s as far as they have gone.


Road trips mean a few things.

You will be in the car for long periods of time, bring a lot of snacks,  and bring entertainment!



If I had to choose 5 things that were essential for any road trip I would have to say :

  1. Snacks, like these easy, on-the-go Danimals Smoothies
  2. Entertainment, like this Amazon tablet.
  3. A cup with a lid like this Playtex Sipster.
  4. Wipes. Your child will probably spill something.
  5. A bag such as this adorable cat backpack from Gymboree!


We can’t leave the house to run errands… much less road trips without SNACKS!! My children love the Dannon Danimals yogurt! They are perfect for on-the-go families! The’re a good source of calcium and vitamin D to help their bones grow stronger and regulate muscle function!

Danimals are the perfect size for little hands! My kids love the packaging also! They fit perfectly in their school lunch boxes and in our family cooler for road trips! They are easy to open and don’t require a straw! You can also find them at Walmart! You can’t beat their prices!








This adorable cat backpack is from Gymboree and it’s on major sale right now!!!!!

What are some of your essentials for road trips??





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  • Reply
    August 7, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Yum! My kiddos love Danimals too!

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      Brittany Ashmore
      August 16, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      They are actually really good!!

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    August 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Great list! I hear ya about road trips – my hubs family is way more into them and I loved that about them when we met. It’s been fun to do RV trips as a big family now 😊

    • Reply
      Brittany Ashmore
      August 16, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      Thanks friend!!!! Yeah, it’s so nice!!! Oh fun!! I want to do an RV trip one day!

  • Reply
    August 7, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    My daughter loves to put Danimals in her lunch box!

    • Reply
      Brittany Ashmore
      August 16, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      They are the perfect size!

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    ashley peavey
    August 8, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Oh, definitely picking those up!!

    • Reply
      Brittany Ashmore
      August 16, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      Yes, girl!!! They are so good!

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    Amber Battishill
    August 9, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    I can’t believe that we’ve never tried Danimals before! My kids would probably love them. Picking them up next time!

    • Reply
      Brittany Ashmore
      August 16, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      WHATTTT??? They so would!

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    August 9, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    We love road trips! We also love cookies and beef jerky for snacks!

    • Reply
      Brittany Ashmore
      August 16, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      Us too!!! Yum!! Beef jerky is so good too!

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    August 10, 2017 at 11:05 am

    We are big Danimals fans, but never thought to take on a road trip! Definitely can’t leave home without a tablet. Big love for all these ideas!

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      Brittany Ashmore
      August 16, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      Yes, they are so easy to tag along!!!! Tablet, yet!!!! Thanks girl!

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    Laura // SSHEART
    August 10, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Yes, I am ALL about the summer road trips!! For us, snacks are soo essential along with a blind to help baby nap in the car!! Great post 🙂

    • Reply
      Brittany Ashmore
      August 16, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      Oh yes!!!! Thanks for reading girl!

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