How to survive Route 66 Road Trip with your ex & two small children

The idea was to write a book about this but if I’m honest when I’m done with this trip, amazing as it has been, I think I’ll want to move on (and out) with my life and not look back too much. 

However, here are a few do’s and don’ts that I have learned along the way:


  1. Pack plenty of summer dresses/tops. I severely under packed and while it was freezing in Chicago and chilly in Springfield Illinois, by the time we got to Texas it was t-shirt/shorts weather. 
  2. Pack a bikini/swimsuit!!


  1. Read messages from ex to new girlfriend as you won’t like what he says about you (ie that he thought you’d never leave). 
  2. Be under the illusion that when on the road and not driving, you will have time to kill, reading, blogging, gazing out the window as you will be too busy map-reading and trying to stop the kids from arguing or laughing so loudly it is distracting. 
  3. Assume that there will always be places where you can do your laundry (cheaply) 

Please comment so I know I'm not alone out here!

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