Hey Just’n Tyme family! As many of you know, I have just completed my first Children’s Book, Justin’s Pumpkin Patch Adventure. The book is intended to be fun and inspire creativity and adventure through learning. The main character, Justin (my son), is an energetic and curious little boy who is anxious to get to the Pumpkin Patch for his special pumpkin-picking experience. While a fiction work, parts of the book were inspired by Justin’s actual field trip to Strawberry Hill USA — a local farm in Spartanburg, SC.
With the summer just around the corner and upcoming family vacations underway, I started thinking about some of the best ways to travel with kids and wanted some advice. I knew my friend Alecia, a travel enthusiast and blogger, would be the perfect person to reach out to. She is full of travel tips and inspiration. She has three kids, so I knew she could also relate to my struggles with trying to plan and prepare for trips, as well as trying to manage the family while on trips. So I asked her several questions and happy to share the knowledge with you!
As I am putting the finishing touches on what will be our first published children’s book under “Just’n Tyme”, I start to think about my favorite book from childhood; and this phrase comes to mind, “One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and pop! Out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.”