How This Mom of Toddlers Prepares For Summer Road Trips
How This Mom of Toddler Twins Makes the Most of Every Summer Adventure Together
Parenting twins is no small feat — parenting toddler twins with another baby boy on the way is even more of a challenge. That's just another day in the life for Wanda Mulzac and her husband, Lorelco, though.
This summer, they're soaking up every minute with their sons, Kayson and Kailo, before they become a family of five in October. "We just plan to live in the moment and enjoy each other's company. This includes lots of outside grilling, water activities, and exploring local water parks and museums," she says. "Really just getting out and soaking up experiences!"
Though the family did just return from a trip to Barbados and Mexico, they'll likely stay closer to home while Mulzac is pregnant. Road trips are the name of the game this summer — and Mulzac says she couldn't be more thrilled. "It's exciting because our boys are at the perfect age to explore. We get to view the details of life with fresh eyes in the way that our toddlers see things," she says. "We get to make new memories, and some of them are highlighted by the glimmer in our boys' eyes and just how excited they are about everything."
Of course, any good family vacation requires a little bit of planning before you can start simply enjoying yourself. Whether Mulzac and her family are headed on an international excursion or a local day trip, she makes sure to prepare and stay organized. "When traveling as a family, I make sure that I label everything since the twins and I normally share a suitcase," she explains. "I also start with a checklist!"
Besides the toddler essentials — diapers, baby wipes, toys, and her boys' beloved blankets — Mulzac also makes sure she packs first-aid supplies in her custom BAND-AID® Brand first aid kit so she is ready for any adventure. Plus, when you buy three qualifying first aid products at Target or Target.com, you get a free first-aid bag to organize it all in. When it comes to the essentials, Mulzac makes sure to stock up on BAND-AID® Brand Antiseptic Spray to clean, Neosporin® Plus Pain, Itch, Scar to treat, and BAND-AID® OURTONE™ bandages that match her kids' skin tone and protect any minor wounds or cuts that may occur. "It's super important to us to always be prepared because you just never know what could come up, especially with twin toddlers who are very adventurous," Mulzac says.
Knowing that she has everything her family could possibly need packed away also helps Mulzac really stay present on family trips. She also tries to preplan as many activities as possible, so she's free to silence her phone and enjoy her vacation. "I stay present during family time by staying off of my phone and just living in the moment," she explains. "Having activities planned really helps because you can stay entertained and not have to search for things to do." After all, it's not really a family vacation until the parents can relax, too.
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Credits: Design: Mia Coleman; Photography: Courtesy Wanda Mulzac