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Traveling WITHOUT Kids

When Presley was younger, I didn’t travel anywhere. I missed college reunion trips, time with my husband because I had so much anxiety about leaving her. Here are my favorite tips for traveling without kids.

Don’t Sneak Out

  • You want to give your kids a few days notice.
  • It’s harder for moms than it is for the kids. They don’t really care. Ha!

Deglorify Trip

  • When telling your kid about the trip, make it seem as boring as possible so they don’t feel like they’re missing out.

Leave Instructions

  • Leave extensive notes for everything, everywhere for your husband.

Enlist Backup

  • Enlist other mom friends to check in with dad. 😉

Send Visuals

  • You can send bunches of emojis to your little one and just have emoji-filled exchanges!
  • Take a video of yourself when you’re on the plane to send to your kids.

Bring Home A Treat

  • Kids always love a fun surprise!

Enjoy Yourself!

  • It’s just as important as making memories with your friends or your husband.



Elle Walker is a co-founder at What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (9, 6, 4). In her spare time, she loves testing out kids activities (often muttering, "Pinterest, you lie"), to find the best play that minimize set-up, reduce costs, and uses stuff up around the house. Follow her behind the scenes at Instagram @whatsupelle. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}