Thursday, July 22, 2010

Blessing Others

In my family I have a younger sister and a brother.  Like many siblings we would often argue and fight.  It would really get bad when we visited my grandparents.  It wasn’t because we were going to see our grandparents, it was because of that very long trip confined to the car… together.  On a good day we would be in a car for a minimum of two hours one way, on a bad day it could be up to three, depending on who had to go and when, or traffic.  

We  would pile all of our stuff in the back of our station wagon, load up, and hit the road.  At that time , the torturous  fun trip began.   How we survived back then is a mystery to me, one of us would sit way in the back with the luggage, and the other two would sit in the middle seats and draw a line down the middle of the seat to separate “our space”.  I don’t think we were even out of the driveway, before the arguing all started.  Why do we do this?  I know now, but back then I didn’t have a clue.  How can we stop it? 

Well I think the answer to that came when I downloaded TOS Travel Kits.  Yes, we have a portable TV and it has often helped us but the thought of having my son sit in front it for hours doesn’t give me a warm and fuzzy feeling.  However creating a travel kit for him does, something that he can explore and learn to keep him occupied while we are on the road. 

What is a Travel Kit?  A travel kit is a collection of items used to entertain and bless travelers,  each item is chosen for that  particular  traveler to make their travel a more pleasant experience.  Travel Kits starts by teaching how to create a plan for the family that needs to blessed. It asks how many people are in the family?  What are their ages?  Boy or Girl?  Number of packages?  Will you bless the parents too?  When are they leaving?  How long will they be traveling?  Answering these questions will help you with that plan. 

After creating  the plan,  the gifts will need to be purchased and wrapped.   This e-book offers tons of ideas on what to purchase and so many creative ideas to wrap them.  I am not very creative when it comes to this kind of stuff, so this keeps me from stressing out and then not sending the gift at all. 

Next a distribution plan is created.  I think that this is where the fun lies, when a travel kit is sent with the traveler, determine when they can open them.  There are many examples to help you with this step.  For instance,  have them open one every half hour.  This way the anticipation is keep up and the travelers occupied.  All while keeping the parents at peace, and now that I’m a parent I think this is a wonderful idea! 

This e-book is full of fun ideas for plans, containers, gifts, wrapping, and snacks.  I would recommend it for anyone who would like to spread the joy and bless their friends and family.  The e-book costs $12.45 and can be downloaded immediately.  Go to TOS Schoolhouse store to find out more.

~I am a member of The Old Schoolhouse 2010-2011 Crew and receive free products and services in exchange for a thorough and honest review.  Though I am compensated with free products, I am not compensated in the form of cash for my reviews.  My reviews will always reflect my honest opinions, findings, beliefs and experiences on the products and services that I receive.


  1. Enjoyed your review! Like how you crossed out "torturous"! LOL Thanks for stopping by the blog. Julie

  2. I used to take those trips to my grandmother's house, too. (2 brothers and a sister.. ) I would have loved a Travel kit!! I really liked your review.

  3. I had the same exact reaction - there really is more than TV to keep them occupied!

  4. I love how you put your personal story and touch on this review. It felt like we were sitting over a cup of coffee discussing this product. It made it much more enjoyable to read, and flowed so smoothly! A great way to build a relationship with your readers when it comes to reviewing products. Very impressive post! Great job!! :)

  5. Hi, Cheryl! Itsn't it amazing how we used to travel in a station wagon, without all the space of a minivan or explorer...:) I remember when we traveled my brother was always falling asleep and taking up even more space. haha. Oh, well, your review was fun to read:)

  6. Visiting from the Crew and enjoyed your review. I have no siblings so my only problem traveling as a kid was boredom. Thanks for helping me visualize the, no...the FUN of traveling with siblings.

  7. Great review! Loved the personal story. I am the oldest of 4 and we had a station wagon MOST of the time lol Other times it was a 4 door car. So 3 sat in the back seat, and we'd rotate to sit in the front and put mom in the middle. PLUS we'd have 2 big dogs and a cat or 2 AND we'd travel about 2000 miles to grandma's house :) Funny thing, I don't remember the arguing and fighting but I also know it is something my dad would never tolerate and put up with LOL Thanks for the memories your review evoked.

    God's Blessings


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