Essentials for a Fun Family Weekend Trip

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My family loves to go on weekend trips. We have been twice in the past couple weeks!

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The hubby and I both tend to mouth breathe while sleeping, which results in loud noises.  On our trips, we share a hotel room with our kids, which means they are subjected to our mouth breathing, and they tend to not sleep as well because of it. Tired, grumpy kids are not fun! We have been out of town sharing sleeping space with our kids the last two weekends.

On our most recent trip my husband and I decided to try Breathe Right® Nasal Strips. They can help with mouth breathing while sleeping and make sleep more pleasant for everyone. I picked them up from Walmart while grabbing some essentials and snacks. Make sure to grab the $1 coupon (or free sample).


Honestly, I was not sure if they would help but definitely wanted to give them the chance. I found that Breathe Right Nasal Strips are easy to apply and have a strong adhesive to keep them in place while you sleep.

To apply you simply wash your face to remove oil and dirt and dry your skin well. Remove the protective tab covering the adhesive on the back of the strip. Position the strip across your nose and gently rub to secure the strip. The next morning, you can wash your face with warm water and simply remove.

I noticed on our first night that my husband was doing less mouth breathing. I asked him the next morning about myself and he said I also had less mouth breathing.   On the second night, I noted that our sons did not wake during the night and the next day were clearly more rested than they usually are when sharing a hotel room with us. Win! I will definitely be adding Breathe Right Nasal Strips to my list of essentials for a fun family weekend trip.  Everyone knows to pack clothing and toiletries but what else is on your list?

Essentials for a Fun Family Weekend Trip

  1. Individually packaged snacks. I look for snacks that are not very messy. Fish crackers, tiny graham crackers, nuts, and dried cranberries are favorites of ours.
  2. Baby wipes! These are a lifesaver whether you have a baby, toddler or big kids.  They are the best to clean up sticky fingers, snotty noses and dirty tables in restaurants.
  3. Reusable water bottles. We use bottles that have a sports cap so there are no bottle tops to be unscrewed and lost or bottles easily spilled.
  4. Tablets of paper and pencils or crayons.  We use them to play things like the license plate game or to draw while on a drive.
  5. First Aid Kit. We tend to play at parks while we are on a weekend trip and often end up with a scraped knee or elbow.
  6. Fingernail clippers. These are so useful! I trim nails, remove a scratchy tag from a shirt or open a sealed plastic package with them.
  7. Flashlights.  These are great to have in case of emergency but also can provide  a lot of late night hotel room fun. We build blanket forts or make shadow puppets using flashlights.
  8. Rubber ball. We always make sure to have some sort of sports balls along with us. Soccer, football, basketball, or a plain rubber ball can provide a lot of fun and help kids expend some energy on a long road trip.
  9. Sunblock and bug repellant. Technically, that’s two items but we often buy sunblock with bug repellant. Sunburns and itchy bites do not make for a fun trip.
  10. Breathe Right Nasal Strips.  These can help whether you experience colds, allergies, or mouth breathing.nasal-strips
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