Mark the Miles: Before starting out on their first major expedition (an 18-hour drive to Florida from their home in Springfield, Ohio) with their 2-year-old and 4-year old, the Larsons hung little numbered tickets above each boy's car seat, one for every hour of the trip. "They were redeemed for wrapped treats they could play with or eat along the journey," says mom Therese. "They loved pulling down the ticket when I asked in my conductor voice: 'Tickets, please!'"
How to Make a Leak Proof Water Blob (without tape!). We did a blob last year. The kids loved it. And it leaked. I looked over how she does it (iron-genius!) and am excited to give it a try. We added glitter to our water to make it a little more fun.