Keeping snacks off the minivan floor

Labor Day is nearly here and it’s one of the biggest driving days of the year. The entire holiday weekend sees families packing their cars, SUVs, and minivans full of snacks, toys, electronics, and luggage as they head off to give summer one final hurrah.

To get where we want to go in a reasonable amount of time and to make the trip a bit more fun, we usually bring along a selection of snacks to keep us on the road and to help us from having those hangry kid meltdowns from the back seats. Unfortunately, and far too often, by the time we get back home from the trip, that once nice gray carpet has taken on the color of nacho cheese flavor dusted chocolate chip cookies.

With a little preparation, however, it’s not that hard to keep things from getting messy once the snacks are brought out. For kids, the E-Z Travel Lap Tray gives them a great surface for snacking and helps to keep snacks from rolling around and finding their way under seats and smashed into the floor. For those passing snacks around, the Slide N Save Reusable Bags are much better than plastic baggies or plastic bins. Easy to pass around, easy to reseal, and able to stand up on their own, the Slide N Save Reusable Bags work great for small dry snacks, fruit, vegetables, and homemade snack mixes. Not only will they help prevent spills, they also keep your snacks fresh and organized.

Instead of looking down to see a handful of chocolate malted milk balls rolling up and under your pedals as you drive, check out our store and plan on keeping things a bit more tidy as you experience summer’s last great weekend.

Changing the Tone of, “Are We There Yet?”

Over the last weekend we loaded our three kids up into the SUV and headed for a popular road trip destination and an Airbnb tucked away in a little canyon retreat. With three boys, 10, 6, and 15 months, any drive longer than five minutes has a high probability of spiraling into a series of impatient pleas to stop for treats or to get some time away from the one sibling that just won’t stop touching the other. At some point, all three kids come to agree on one thing, they want to know if they are there yet, and they want to ask often how much longer it will be until we are there.

Fully expecting this trip to be an echo of past trips, my wife and I tried to calm one another’s nerves before setting out, but to our surprise, this trip was quite different than what we are used to. The kids stayed calm, quiet, and the one time they asked if we were close to getting there, it was because they were worried about their time in the car running out. What?!

So how did this blessed bizarro world come upon us? It was a pretty simple change to our packing list, actually. For this trip, we gave the kids the Kids E-Z Travel Lap Tray and let them bring along a few things of their choosing to pair with the trays. Just simply having a solid surface to accommodate their games, snacks, and a drink helped the kids stay calm and comfortable in the car. Instead of focusing on what they didn’t have or what they wanted, the kids had all they needed at hand and were enjoying the ride more than ever.

Another bonus throughout the trip is that the Kids E-Z Travel Lap Tray helped to keep all the kids’ stuff gathered together. We didn’t have loose game cartridges, crayons, or coloring books strewn across the back seat or car floor, and the kids could easily bring their entertainment between the car and the Airbnb. The difference between this trip and previous trips was night and day.

Head over to the store to get a look at more information on the Kids E-Z Travel Lap Tray and make sure to pick one up for each of your kids before that next big road trip. With Labor Day, a huge road trip holiday approaching, you have plenty of time to order.

With ModFamily, You Won’t Survive Summer…You’ll Thrive

Let’s be honest, summer can be pretty challenging for parents. Some days, the crazy rush to get kids ready for the bus with adequately combed hair and questionably brushed teeth feels like easy mode compared to figuring out how to entertain cooped up kids in hot weather. It can’t be all Fortnite and Netflix, so we have a handful of products that will make both parents and kids happy to be at home or on the go in summer.

Gel Glide Sticks

Far better than crayons or markers, the Gel Glide Sticks will keep kids coloring for hours without making a mess of your home. These are bright, vibrant, and won’t bleed through pages. Since they can draw on paper, canvas, glass, or wood, your kids will find countless ways to express their creativity with them.

Kids E-Z Travel Lap Tray

With kids out of school, they’re coming with you on those errands you usually were able to squeeze in between school bells. Great for car rides or for packing things along on the go, the E-Z Travel Lap Tray helps your kids keep things organized and together while giving them a solid surface for coloring, snacking, or games.

My Brick Case

Keeping control of messes in the house, especially where the kids play, is one of summer’s greatest challenges. The My Brick Case will save your sanity and the arches of your feet as it helps keep all those toy bricks neatly stored in one place.

Little Nook Child Play Tent

At certain times, you just need to get those kids out of the house, and the Little Nook Child Play Tent is a favorite for active families. Always great for hot days when kids need a little bit of shade or for breezy days where a little shelter is nice to have, the Little Nook sets up quickly and easily anywhere. Excellent for creating space for imagination anywhere or a cozy spot for a quick nap, the Little Nook is one of our most popular products for summer.

We have plenty more to help you get through summer, including products for the kitchen or to pack snacks along for those fun picnics and road trips. Head on over to the store and see what might help you make summer a more enjoyable time with your family.

Back to School Made Easier with ModFamily

It’s that time of year again. Kids are back in school and every part of the day is used to attack an ever-growing list of to-do items. Mornings bring on the demands from school lunches, last minute homework checks, breakfast, and trying to wrangle kids to get ready on time. Afternoons are filled with errands, snack time, nap time, cleaning, and preparing for dinner. The evening rolls around and the kids are back home, it’s time for dance/soccer/baseball/music practice, dinner, homework, baths, story time, and bedtime. The next day, it repeats. So how do parents keep up? They find the help they need with ModFamily’s growing line of products.

The Stretch-N-Seal Silicone Stretch Lids
Skip the daily dig through plastic container lids trying to find seemingly impossible matches. With the Stretch-N-Seal Silicone Stretch Lids, you can quickly clean up after meals or pack food for lunches or snacks. These innovative lids can also be used to seal cans, bottles, or even cut fruit! Available in a pack of seven, the Stretch-N-Seal lids will quickly become an essential part of your daily routine.

O-Sip! Silicone Lids
The O-Sip! lids come in a couple of different varieties. The sippy cup style lets you turn any cup or bottle into an easy-to-use sippy cup for your younger children; cutting down on spills and frustration. The straw lids let you turn cups, tumblers, bottles, and glasses into a closed cup with an opening for a straw. For older kids or for parents themselves, the O-Sip! Straw Lids prove to be the perfect companion for on-the-go living.

The Little Nook and Baby Nook Play Tents
Ideal for creating a perfect little play space, a quiet spot for nap time, or just a home base in a child’s play session, the Little Nook and Baby Nook tents are rapidly becoming a must-have for busy parents with small children. With a quick setup design, these play tents give kids their own little space in the middle of a busy day to unwind, work on crafts, or let their imaginations grow.

Kids E-Z Travel Lap Tray
Easily the most well thought out travel tray, the Kids E-Z Travel Lap Tray is a true lifesaver for the busy family. At home, in the car, in the stroller, or anywhere else you bring your kids, the Kids E-Z Travel Lap Tray gives them a clean surface for coloring, snack time, or games. With zippered storage, our lap tray can help kids stay organized while ensuring that nothing gets left behind.

We also have several other products that make life easier and more convenient for the family. Check out our store to see our growing list of products and start making your days a bit more manageable.

The Kids E-Z Travel Lap Tray is a Must for Travel and the Home

For parents, few products are as useful both at home and on the road as The Kids E-Z Travel Lap Tray. This versatile and portable tray is packed full of innovations and features that make it perfect for a variety of activities or for meals on the go. During the summer season, parents will find themselves including it on every packing list for short day trips, long car rides, and family vacations. Here are a few ways that customers are using The Kids E-Z Travel Lap Tray.

Snack Time
Whether you’re sitting your child down at the table or on the couch, The Kids E-Z Travel Lap Tray keeps everything contained. Even young children can enjoy snack time without making a mess to clean up afterward. Placed on laps, The Kids E-Z Travel Lap Tray is great during story time, while watching a show, or while outside in the yard. Meals and snack time go much more smoothly with The Kids E-Z Travel Lap Tray.

Activity Time
Kids can draw, color, craft, or spend time working on puzzles with The Kids E-Z Travel Lap Tray and keep all their supplies and pieces within reach. Parents love the zippered pockets that allow for on the go storage and help keep things organized.

In the Car
Traveling in the car with kids is often a struggle. Whether across town to run some errands or across a few states while on family vacation, keeping kids entertained in the car is one of the biggest challenges that parents face. With the lap tray, kids can continue to enjoy many of their favorite games and activities.

At the Park
Hitting the beach or park with family is a great way to get the kids outside when the weather is nice. To extend our trips, we often bring snacks or lunch, but finding a good place to eat for the kids can be tough. With The Kids E-Z Travel Lap Tray, pretty much anywhere is the right spot to take a moment to eat. No worries about unclean park picnic tables, and no waiting for a spot at a table to open up. The E-Z Travel Lap Tray makes everything much easier.

With tons of smart features packed in, The E-Z Travel Lap Tray is a must for parents and kids on the go. Check out the store page to see how to order one and to find out more.