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This is a summer of travel for my family and I know we’re not alone. When it comes to packing for trips my mind is always on the kids. It doesn’t matter how long or short of a trip, I want to make sure I have everything they need. But what about me? When it was time to hit the road for our annual family road trip I realized that it was time to think about what Mommy needs too! So I set out to put together a Mom Road Trip Survival Kit with help from 5-hour ENERGY® shots!
Mom Road Trip Survival Kit
I’ll admit that it took me a bit of thought to figure out exactly what I wanted to put in my road trip survival kit. First I had to think about what types of things usually bother me while we’re traveling. It was pretty easy to start thinking of a few like getting hungry and thirsty, breaking a nail, indigestion from food on the road, headaches and other aches, and low energy.
Traveling can be rough on a mom!
But there are plenty of ways to take care of all of the little problems that come up while on a road trip!
Once I started thinking about items that would help me solve each of the complaints that I sometimes deal with while on the road, it became easy to pull together a road trip survival kit dedicated just for me! No baby wipes or extra diapers, just the things I needed to make travel a bit easier on myself!
I made sure I had things for aches and pains that seem to come after sitting in the car hour after hour. A few beauty basics to help keep me feeling somewhat human as we get closer to our destination. And even a stain pen so that I can take care of any mishaps that might happen while we’re on the road.
But beauty and comfort isn’t all that’s important! I usually do a lot of the driving and it’s all about keeping my energy levels up.
Including a few snacks so I have something to start off with is the way to get off to a good start on the road. Vacation is about enjoying a few treats, right? So I picked up a few of my favorite snacks as well as a few 5-hour ENERGY® shots.
When we’re road tripping, I like 5-hour ENERGY® shots because they contain a blend of B-vitamins, amino acides, and other essential nutrients. They contain the caffeine comparable to a cup of the leading premium coffee but I’m not a coffee drinker. So for only 4 calories, zero sugar, carbs, or herbal stimulants I can get a bit of a boost.
All I needed was a cute little bag to stash all my goodies in and I felt much more prepared to hit the road with the family. It was nice to have taken some time to think about my own needs and not just play it by ear while on the road. Having a road trip survival kit for each member of the family might be next on my to do list! I think it would definitely help us make it a bit further down the road without having to stop.
Plus, it was so easy to get everything I needed when I stopped in at CVS to pick up the 5-hour ENERGY® shots!
I love that when I need a little boost while wearing myself out on vacation, I can get one with help from 5-hour ENERGY® shots. Am I the only one who does so much that they need a vacation from their vacation? Now I can depend on the little road trip survival kit that I put together!
Now that I did this once, I’ll be making a kit for every trip we go on! I even have a little kit of basics (nail clippers and file, gum, breath mints, and hair brush) that I’m now keeping in the car permanently! No more digging though the diaper bag to find my hair brush before we get out of the car!
Bring on the road trips!
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