Get Ready to Hit the Road

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We’re just two days away from Thanksgiving, one of the biggest family celebrations of the year. For many of us, that means packing up the car with toys, games, snacks and tablets for road trips to the gathering place. AAA reports 46.3 million Americans will be travelling for Thanksgiving this year, and many of you are included in that number, as we saw from our informal poll on Facebook yesterday. Whether you’re driving just an hour or so or have a long day of travel ahead, it always pays to be prepared when you’re hitting the road with kids! You’ve come to the right place. PiedmontParent.com is full of great resources to help your trip go smoothly and ensure everyone gets to Grandma’s house in a good mood.

Snacks for the Road. Ideas beyond the standby of Goldfish. Stocking up on small water bottles and juice boxes is a must!

5 Great Road Trip Movies. Nothing passes the time like watching a movie, and these classics are some the whole family will enjoy. One of my favorites is the original Muppet Movie from 1979. You’ll be singing right along with Kermit and Fozzie!

Tips for Traveling with Baby. From working around schedules to changing diapers on the road, we have compiled what you need to know.

Car Games from Minivan Mom. Once the movies over, these games will help pass the time.