How to Prioritize Family Time When You Have NO TIME!

This is a guest blog post written by Hydaway ambassador and supermom Sara Bauer. Follow her on Instagram at @sobauer. Nowadays it’s really easy to feel like you’re falling behind as a parent. If you read any of an endless array of parenting blogs, you can immediately feel like you’re a failure because you’re not making home cooked meals every day, …

6 Tips for Surviving Air Travel with Kids

This is a guest blog post by Hydaway ambassador, mother of middle schoolers, and founder of parenting blog Tech Savvy Mama, Leticia Barr. Follow her on Instagram @techsavvymama. Our 5 month old daughter’s first night away from our Washington, D.C. home wasn’t at her grandparents’ house in California or road tripping to see her other grandparents in the next state over. …

How To Get Your Kids Involved in the Kitchen – And Like It!

This is a guest blog post written by Hydaway ambassador and supermom Sara Bauer. Follow her on Instagram at @sobauer. It all started decades ago with Mom putting curlers in my hair fresh from a bath, giving me some crackers, carrots, and other small food items with which to play pretend in the same wooden kitchen as my siblings had over …

5 Ways Parents Can Practice Self Care in the Winter

This is a guest blog post by Hydaway ambassador, mother of middle schoolers, and founder of parenting blog Tech Savvy Mama, Leticia Barr. Follow her on Instagram @techsavvymama. As the days get colder and the amount of sunlight decreases dramatically, it’s easy to slip into the winter doldrums, especially when you’re busy taking care of a family. Cold, gray winter days …

Healthy, Easy, and Plastic-Free Halloween Lunchbox Ideas

What’s a parent to do when Halloween is creeping up and creating the perfect, Instagram-worthy, festive school lunch for your kiddos seems like an impossibly daunting task? You’re lucky to get your kid dressed and out the door before the school bus leaves them behind; how on Earth are you supposed to have the time to make such an elaborate meal that …

Time to Get Lost in a Book. It’s Read a Book Day!

This is a guest blog post by Hydaway ambassador and English teacher Dana Foley. Follow her on Instagram for more book recommendations and cute puppy pictures @illreadwhatsheread. I’m the kind of person who will totally check out (little library humor there) what you’re reading.  I used to go for the creepy side eye but now I flagrantly stare. I also …

The Other New Year: Back to School!

This is a guest blog post by Hydaway ambassador and computer tech specialist Gwen Stephens. Follow her on Instagram @gwenstephens08. It’s that time of year again, Back To School! To me, this is more of a fresh start then New Year’s Day. Whether you have your first kiddo starting kindergarten or your last one heading off to college, this time of year is …

How to Hike with Your Kids – And Enjoy it!

We all know how important it is to carve out time to spend with your kids. We also know that finding activities to do with your kids isn’t neccessarily as easy as it sounds. This might be due to the fact that today’s children are so connected with technology. In 2017, it was reported that children ages 8 and under spent 48 mintues …