Sunday, September 27, 2009

From One Mother to Another: Travel with Kids Made Easy

This giveaway is closed.
The winner is Lil' Ms. P from A Mommy Talks.

Thanks to all who entered!

Update:

Meg is the winner of the My Busy Kits giveaway. Congrats!

Thank you to everyone who entered. There was so much interest in this giveaway, My Busy Kits has decided to offer a second person a busy kit of her choice. Therefore, we are extending the giveaway for another week. The second winner will be randomly selected on Monday, October 19.


Good Luck!
When my children were younger we did not take many long road trips. However, now that they are a bit older, we have been traveling more. We try to visit family (11 hour trip) twice a year and take several shorter trips throughout the year, as well.

To keep my kids busy on long trips, I have always packed bags of things for them to do. This usually works well. However, it is one more thing to plan, pack, and unpack. The bags also take up a lot of room in the car, which is a problem when we have already had to pack luggage, toiletries, and food. This is where My Busy Kits come in handy.

If you are not familiar with them, My Busy Kits are compact activity kits for kids. They are filled with all sorts of small toys, games, projects, and activities to keep kids busy on road trips and airplanes, during church services, waiting at restaurants and doctor's offices, etc.

I was recently sent the following Busy Kits to review with my children.

The Airport Kit
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The Busy Kit for Boys
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The Busy Kit for Girls
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I was so excited when these arrived to my house. Not only are they totally fun (and I knew my kids were going to love them), but also because we were about to go on a trip to DC. Now, I wouldn't have to pack any travel bags!

Here's what my kids thought of My Busy Kits...


As you can see, they loved them. And I loved them, too. The Busy Kits kept the kids entertained the entire 3 hour ride to DC, while we waited at restaurants, and on the ride home!

When we returned home, I packed all of the supplies back into the bags neatly and put them away. We will definitely be using them again for our fall trip to the Poconos. Now we are spoiled, we will never want to travel with our Busy Kits.

The founders of My Busy Kits are offering one of my lucky readers her/his choice of one Busy Kit. To enter this giveaway, visit the My Busy Kits website and choose the kit that you would like if you win. Then come back here and tell me about it in a comment. Be sure to leave a valid email address.

For extra entries:
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  • Tweet about this giveaway and leave your Twitter name in the comment. You may do this once a day.
*Please leave a separate comment for each of these that you do.

The winner will be randomly chosen on Monday, October 12 and contacted by email.

Thanks for entering and Good Luck!

167 comments:

LaToya said...

I would love the Toddler kit for my youngest and the Boy kit for my oldest. These would be great for when we go out to eat or have to wait somewhere. It would save space for me in my purse.

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AG'smoma said...

I would like the Toddler kit for my 2 year old.

Thanks!

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Kindra said...

I would love to have the toddler kit. Those are too cute! seehorce(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Christy said...

Great giveaway! I would love either the girl kit or the boy kit. I know my children would be very entertained by these kits! If I do win, I'll have to buy the other one.

Christy said...

I am a follower

crazytown mama said...

i would love the boy kit...
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Christie said...

Those are so fun!! I think I would love the Toddler Kit.

Christie said...

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Nad said...

Great Kits! I'd love the girl one. Thanks for the chance!

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abc said...

The girl kit would be my choice. It looks like a lot of fun!

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Meg said...

My Busy Kit for Toddlers would be our pick!
Thanks,
Megret
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Raising a Happy Child said...

Oh boy, I would love to win the travel kit for girls! It would be perfect for us - we travel every year to visit family on the East Coast and in Germany

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May Family said...

I would probably pick the airport busy kit if I had to pick just ONE - I would love the busy kit for a girl and the one for a toddler (for my boy) so that they could both be entertained! What a great idea!

LeeAnn said...

I would love the toddler kit for my two busy toddlers.

Joannof10 said...

I would like to win the Airport kit--it really looks like fun!

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sweetpea08 said...

I would get the My Busy Kit for Toddlers for my little guy!
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Karmah said...

I would love the toddler kit. We take yearly 16 hour trips down to Virginia and it will definitely come in handy :)

Steph said...

I'd like to win the My Busy Kit for Boys! Thanks!

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Richelle said...

My Busy Kit for Boys would be great for my 3.5 yo.

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Chels said...

My busy kit for toddlers would be perfect because my 3 year old gets bored! My 6 year old is already busy reading! Love this idea!
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Liz B. said...

The kit for boys looks the most fun! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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Lil' Ms. P said...

The Toddler kit would be the one I would pick.

Belinda M said...

I would pick the My Busy Kit for Boys

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kristine said...

These are amazing!!! I would love the Busy Kit for Girls. My daughter is always bored and this would be great!

Deb K said...

I would love the My Busy Kit for Girls as my granddaughter would love it!

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Aymee said...

I would love the Toddler Kit.

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Ang R. said...

I would like the My Busy Kit for Girls for my niece! She is hard to keep entertained in the car and this would work perfect.

Jenny O said...

I like the kit for girls - it's girl-oriented without being ultra-girly-girl.

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Melinda said...

I would say that even though I have two girls, I would love one of the boy kits and one of the girl kits. I love this idea.

BTW, this is my first time to your website, and I must say I'm very impressed with what I'm seeing. Thank you for a job well done.

Hugs,
Melinda

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Amanda said...

I would pick the Busy Kit for Boys. I have three boys.
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Danielle said...

I would love to win the busy kit for boys, or the toddler one.

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coriwestphal said...

I think I'd get the My Busy Kit for Boys. Sounds like lots of little boy fun!

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MamaC said...

I would love to win the airport kit for my son.

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Mak said...

I'd love the girl kit for my two daughters!

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Melinda said...

I would love the toddler kit, since we have small girls and a boy!..the others are also so cute.

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bison61 said...

I'd like the My Busy Kit for Boys

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Julie said...

It's so hard to choose just one kit! I guess I'd have to go with the Kit for Boys as I think it has things for both my son and daughter.

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AStarrA said...

I'd pick the one for girls
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Bobbi said...

Think I got it all! Would love the Girl kit! :)
Thank you for the opportunity!
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Annette said...

Despite the scissors, I would choose the girl kit. :) I need all the help I can get to keep M busy!

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Amanda said...

I would love the Girl kit it I won.

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Ang said...

I would love the My Busy Kit for Toddlers.

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whisperingwhispers said...

I would like the Busy Kit for Girls.

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Keri said...

i could use the toddler kit for my daughter

thanks for extending the giveaway! i thought i had entered, so if this is a duplicate entry i am SO SO sorry and please delete it!

Keri said...

i follow your site!! and love all your posts! :)

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The girl who painted trees said...

I would pick the Toddler Kit for my little ones.
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The Harris Family said...

I would love the busy kit for toddlers.

Cara said...

I would love the girl kit - what a great products!

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~amanda said...

I would love the Boy kit...I have two boys ages 8 & 3. They would have so much fun with this :) Thanks :)

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hollowsins said...

I would pick the busy kit for girls

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Melissa Taylor said...

Following you on Twitter and I'd love the Girl Kit!

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Tiff said...

I'd love the Toddler kit or the Boy kit. What a great idea!

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unionvalehome said...

I would love the Boy kit... we often take road trips and I end up packing 2 extra bags of just activities...

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noreen said...

My Busy Kit for Girls (age 3+)
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Jinxy and Me said...

I would choose the My Busy Kit for Toddlers. It would be great for keeping my nephew occupied in airports or on the plane. (Although he has been very good lately!)

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Cindy said...

I'd like My Busy Kit for Boys (age 3+).

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The Ringleins said...

What a great find! I've got all girls, so My Busy Kit for Girls will hopefully be joining our van soon.
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