On one hand, the thought of taking my toddler daughter on a family road trip sounds like an amazing family bonding experience, ripe with educational and fun opportunities. On the other hand, the very thought makes me want to ... stay home.
Of course, family road trips aren't without a few hiccups no matter how old your children -- it's all part of the beauty of the experience. However, there are a few steps parents can take ahead of time to better pave the way. First up: A playlist of music for the trip.
This should be a mix that EVERYONE in the car can enjoy. It means a good, fun, non-X-rated (that means my running tunes get nixed) selection of songs that makes everyone want to sing along (or at least not kill each other). If nothing else, you can turn it up really loud to drown out the fussing in the backseat.
If you're planning a family road trip, here are 15 songs to consider to make the miles go a little more smoothly.