Kids Parenting

Lessons In Parenting Trials: Staying A Step Ahead of Melt-Downs While On-The-Go


Keeping the kids happy while traveling was once a tough feat – until now. This sponsored article in partnership with Mott’s and SocialMoms tells you the simple ways to prevent melt-downs while on-the-go…


See this face?


Little girl having Mott's® applesauce snack


So sweet. So innocent. Until…


toddler girl crying


Between school and work, sports, family obligations, fun and travel, it seems like we’re always on the move. When you’ve got young children in tow, there are so many more aspects to manage, and melt downs to handle! I have heard many variations of “I’m hungry!” and “I don’t want the green one, I want the blue!”, with cries and yells in the midst from cranky kids. Trust me, IT’S NOT FUN.


Boxes of Mott's Snack & Go Applesauce pouches


Can’t we just not leave the house for the day? We all know this isn’t normally possible, so the solution is to stay a step ahead of the parenting game. Once you learn that it’s easier than pie, you’ll reduce your child’s on-the-go-melt-down potential to nearly zero!


How To Stay A Step Ahead of Melt-Downs While Traveling


Prepare gym bags, lunches, luggage and backpacks the night before 

When I get stuff done the night before, there is so much less stress getting ready on the day of. My kids love to get involved and pick out their own stuff, pre-packing lunches, baseball equipment, and activities makes everything run smoother, and we can get up and out of the house with ease.


We love Mott's® Snack & Go Natural Applesauce Pouches


Stock the car with activities and snacks galore

We’ve got books in the car, and we bring snacks to all sports activities and day trips. My daughter has been bringing along Mott’s® Snack & Go Strawberry applesauce pouches, they’re full of vitamin C, have no added sugar* and she loves them, so they are perfect for this active little girl! This is the same Mott’s Applesauce that we know and trust, so I don’t mind if she chooses the strawberry flavor, Mott’s® Snack & Go Original applesauce pouches, or both! For longer trips, add some extra snacks, juice boxes, a few dollar store toys, and you’ve got a back seat full of stuff to do.


Girl enjoying Mott's® Snack & Go Natural applesauce pouch in the car, on the go


Simplify everything, and stop trying to strive for perfection

This hilarious video on the What’s Up Moms channel describes trying to keep up with the Joneses’ to a T! It is so unnecessary to be perfect, your kids will not care if you slaved 3 hours over their specialized rainbow sushi, making sure that every rice kernel has the perfect placement. They eat what they like, so why not go the simple route and provide a healthy* and tasty snack they will happily grab and go? You’ve gotta watch this, seriously, who really has the time?



Listen, it really is easy to make your travels and on the go moments manageable with young kids. Be prepared, and give them what they like, allowing them to grab their favorite Mott’s® Snack & Go Natural applesauce pouches. Easy peasy.





How do you keep your kids happy while you’re traveling?


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*Mott’s® Snack & Go Strawberry, Natural and Original applesauce pouches are an excellent source of vitamin C. Mott’s® Snack & Go Strawberry and Natural applesauce pouches have no sugar added.

This blog post is sponsored by Mott’s and SocialMoms. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.


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