Mom Hack Monday - never go to a restaurant with a toddler without taking your own bendy straws! | Running With SpearsSo I don’t know why it took us until kid #3 to figure out how to prepare for eating at a restaurant with little kids, but in any case, we finally got smart!

My number 1 tip is this:


Seriously, keep a few in your diaper bag and then when your toddler gets her drink, put in your straw from home instead of the way too long for a kiddie cup, straight straw that’s almost always the only option the restaurant provides.

I can’t tell you how many times one of our kids has spilled their lemonade all over themselves because they tilted their cup to try to drink out of the restaurant straw.

Anyhoo, I’ll share my next restaurant tip next Mom Hack Monday – which will be in 2 weeks, right now I’m alternating with my family fun night ideas. Sign up to subscribe to my posts via e-mail (there’s a spot on the right sidebar, or below the post if you’re on a mobile device) or follow me on Facebook if you want to be sure not to miss it.

What’s your best tip for tackling a restaurant with little kids? I’d love to share some of your ideas, too! 😀

Mom Hack Monday – Straws

3 thoughts on “Mom Hack Monday – Straws

  • July 25, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Aren’t those straws awful?!??!?!! I always had a small pair of fold-up scissors and cut them down.
    We’re past that age at my house now…aww, it goes too fast.

  • July 25, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Oh, and maybe not a *best* mom hack but my personal favorite right now…Feed the kids dinner at home at normal dinner time. About an hour later go out to dinner with the whole family. Dad & mom get dinner, kids get dessert. Everyone’s happy!
    (bonus points if you get snotty looks or commemts from people who think you’re raising spoiled sugarholics! )

    • July 25, 2016 at 11:29 am

      That is THE best, Shelby!!!!!! I’m totally going to do this now!!!! Thanks for sharing!!! <3 😀


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