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Whether it is a long family road trip, or 2 hour drive to grandmas or a 45 minute drive to visit dear friends, travel time takes up a valuable amount of time.
You can get some of that time back by creatively thinking of ways to use the sit downtime to its full potential, here are a few ideas to get you brainstorming.
1. Car Schooling: Books on tape, educational documentaries on DVD, educational apps. on i-touch and clipboards full of worksheets with pencils attached.
2. Crafts: I love to knit dishcloths while my husband drives. You can also give kids small craft kits with few pieces. Cookie trays are excellent for placing on little laps to be used as workspace. Cover the backs with felt so they won’t be as cold or slip as much.
3. Get to Know Each Other Better: Before you leave think of a few insightful questions you can ask your spouse or children that will help you get to know them better.
Now it is your turn, take a few minutes today to brainstorm how your family can use its travel time more effectively.
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Introduction: 31 Days Of Time Saving Tips For The Work-At-Home Mom
Day One: Perform a Time Audit
Day Two: Night Owl Or Morning Bird?
Day Three: Where are Your Largest Windows?
Day Four: Making the Most of Small Windows
Day Five: Daily To Do Lists
Day Six: Maximizing The To Do List
Day Seven: Say No
Day Eight: Eliminate Poor Yes Choices
Day Nine: Put Your Time Offenders On a Budget
Day Ten: Combine Joy
Day Eleven: Making Effective Use of Waiting Time
Day Twelve: Making Use of Travel Time (you are here)
Day Thirteen: Making The Most of Mom Taxi in Waiting Time
Day Fourteen: Take Time to Rest a Few Moments Each Day
Day Fifteen: Tag-Team
Day Sixteen: Involve the Kids
Day Seventeen: Mechanical Slaves
Day Eighteen: Outside Help
Day Nineteen: Timer Magic
Day Twenty: Take a Rest Day
Day Twenty One: Less Stuff, Less Mess, More Time
Day Twenty Two: Hold A Family Work Bee
Day Twenty Three: Keep Gatherings Simple
Day Twenty Four: Saving Time in The Kitchen
Day Twenty Five: The Self Cleaning Home
Day Twenty Six: Streamlining Your Homeschooling day
Day Twenty Seven: Create an I Did It List
Day Twenty Eight: Create a Simple Cleaning Routine
Day Twenty Nine: Create To Go Bags
Day Thirty: Making Minimum Standards
Day Thirty One: Treat Life Like a Marathon Not a Sprint
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