On my list: Lipton tea; Starbucks canned energy drinks raspberry pomegranate flavor, please; my own pillowcases and lots of video game chargers if I’m rolling with my two boys.
I asked my Facebook moms to check in and here’s what’s in their “riders”:
India Jackson: Flat irons
Mocha Choklitxtc: Antibacterial soap
Christina Dyan: Her travel neck pillow
Stacy Wilson: Wipes, fruit bowl and phone charger
Mytrice Jameella The-Author: A good book, snacks and my Snuggie
Stacy Jones: a road partner
Tammy Shakur: Third row seating in the car and headphones for EVERYBODY
And from the one guy who responded: “Put everything you need in the bag, including money and condoms ‘cuz you never know.” Thanks so much for that. LOL
Finally the one we all can relate to, but few thought to put on their list: patience.
Thank you, Tasha Brown, for recognizing what all moms need to start praying for even before we book a flight or fill up our gas tanks.
Travelling with family is a memory-making experience and the better equipped we are for making it good for our entire crew, the better memories we’ll make.
We should also remember that our kid’s creature comforts are just a important as ours are for taking the kinks out of a vacation.
So since most of us seem to be free spirits with a hint of germaphobia, raise your wipes in the air and Ride On!
If you’d like to include what must-haves put you in a happy traveling place, please share below. Extra points if it’s something we haven’t already mentioned.
What cha got?
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Our Favorite Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion Moments!
1. Kandi Burruss participates in a discussion at the 2014 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion.1 of 19
2. The Jacksons brought down the house at the 2014 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion.2 of 19
3. Syleena Johnson signing autographs at the 2014 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion.3 of 19
4. Don Lemon leads a discussion at the 2014 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion.4 of 19
5. Joe was all smiles while signing autographs at the 2014 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion.5 of 19
6. Porsha Williams performs in the FREE expo at the 2014 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion.6 of 19
7. Singer Raheem Devaughn presents Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton and Attorney Ben Crump with a portrait at the 2013 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion.7 of 19
8. Eric Benet and Tom Joyner bust a move at the 2013 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion.8 of 19
9. The Tempations' performance was a night to remember at the 2014 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion.9 of 19
10. Johnny Gill catches some rays in the Florida sun at the 2012 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion.10 of 19
11. New Edition shows out at "White Night" at the 2012 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion!11 of 19
12. Fantasia brought down the house at the 2013 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion!12 of 19
13. Omarosa and Tisha Campbell represent at the 2012 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion.13 of 19
14. A.J. Johnson brought fitness and fun to the 2012 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion.14 of 19
15. The Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion guests always hava a ball!15 of 19
16. J, Anthony Brown always knows how to bring out the best in the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion guests!16 of 19
17. Bow Wow and Jermaine Dupri reunited and it felt so good at the 2013 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion!17 of 19
18. Boyz II Men's Wanya Morris and Eric Benet kicked back at the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion.18 of 19
19. Tamia and Eric Benet had every audience member that year wanting to fall in love!19 of 19