Wean Green Mama Travels WITH Weaners

The pros of traveling alone: lots of sleep, long dinners with associates, uninterupted airplane movies (sometimes even with a glass of wine) a very quite hotel room….

The cons of traveling alone: I MISS MY FAMILY!!

As you know from my little rant on traveling for work, I travel a lot! I LOVE bringing my family on some of these trips and find it has to be ridiculously organized to keep my sanity for this one;) Here are my tips:

1. Pack Snacks! Preferably in small, adorable tempered glass food containers.

2. Get Help. If you know you are working late or going to a kid-free zone, make sure you have the resources to find someone to help out with the kidlets! The hardest thing for my kids to learn the first time I started bringing them was that I was there for work, not a holiday. Let them know your plans and ensure you are prepared;) Even better-bring your husband!

3. Make it Fun. I try to take an extra day to hang with the kids without work. Normally we just lay on the beach or spend the day checking out local attractions. Low key, no computer! The days that I am working I make sure I can schedule breakfast in with the kids as well as a little pool time in the hotel.

4. Keep your cool. Traveling for work on your own is already stressful enough. The ‘missing’ trade show booths, late meetings and broken airplane t.v’s are all frustrating enough and when you add your kids into the mix you have to remember that YOU chose to bring them. They are still kids and will do things that will require parenting. Even with the added stress of working out of a 200 sq ft hotel room you are still mom (or dad)!

5. Set out the Law. When your traveling with mama you are working for mama. Behave or you will be fired. It works every time;)

Check out our family/work photo albums. We managed to work every single day of each of these trips! Love these weaners! 🙂

~Melissa