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If you’re anything like me, you are probably always on the lookout for new mom hacks! This one is seriously the best I’ve got, you guys! I can’t even imagine doing this free range parenting thing with out walkie talkies in my life.
The Walkie Talkie
Walkie talkies have totally changed the dynamic of our home.
I can keep in touch with my kids no matter where they are, or what they’re doing.
I totally crave the ability of having free range, independent children! Unfortunately though, we live in a harsh world – and a subdivision, ha ha!
If you are in a place like me, working and homeschooling, you can’t always be right there next to your children. Enter – walkie talkies for kids.
One of the Best Mom Hacks Ever…
Using walkie talkies (also known as handheld two-way radios) throughout the day helps me keep track of my kids and what they are working on — even when I’m busy!
Plus, it gives me the ability to call an individual child whenever I need to check up on something. Not only does this cut down on loud hollering, but it also allows me to continue my work without disrupting anyone else’s progress. Win-Win!
This unique hack has provided us with constant communication, without losing focus or productivity. What more can a working homeschool mom ask for? Seriously though!
Have a kid that wants to work on their math lesson in the front yard, but mom is in the middle of a project and can’t go out? No problem! Simply send them with their walkie talkie, checking in every few minutes! This is a working homeschool mom lifesaver, you guys!!
Wild & Free Ideas for Big Kids
This is actually the original reason we purchased walkie talkies for our home!
My older boys love adventure and getting out of the house. However, it’s extremely hard for me as a mom to just let them go out on their own — especially if I’m busy working on a project or doing something around the house.
I worry more than I should and feel the constant need to know where my kids are and how they are doing. I know they are growing up and I definitely want to encourage independence, but this world can be a terrifying place sometimes!
Being homeschooled, my kids have absolutely no need for a cell phone. So, walkie talkies work perfectly for their adventures outside the house!
My boys can enjoy a bike ride down the street to our local park in the middle of a school day and I don’t have to worry nearly as much as I once did! I can easily keep in contact and ease my anxious momma mind.
Plus, my kids get to exercise a little independence — which they totally love!
Inviting walkie talkies into our home has encouraged a sense of freedom, and gives my children the chance to be wild & free like they crave to be!
The 2 Way Radios we chose came with headsets, making bike riding and checking in with mom a breeze.
* Note – Mom hacks are only helpful if you know all the facts! If you choose to purchase GMRS radios like we did, make sure you also purchase a FCC license!
Fun Ways to Use
My Favorite Hack…
Bike Rides & Park Trips
Have older kids that crave a little independence? This is the perfect solution for them! My boys utilize our two way radios for this all the time, you guys!
This is a huge sanity saver! Our radios go on every single family outing or homeschool field trip with us.
If you get out of the house with your kiddos on a regular basis, these will quickly become your new favorite mom tool.
Older kids can wonder a little further or you can split up into multiple groups and still keep in contact.
Walkies rock for this! My boys can quietly work on math, while I’m working on a project, and my 5 year old daughter is having her quiet time. It’s incredibly simple for me to check in on the boys without leaving the room or disrupting my daughter.
She’s gotten used to the walkie talkie chatter, so she just goes on about her quiet time. Totally amazing, you guy!
Want more info on how we do quiet time in our home? You can find that here —> Homeschool Quiet Time
So much yes! Going on a road trip with your family is the perfect time to pack these babies in your bag! We recently took a 2 day car trip with 2 vehicles and staying in contact with the other car was a breeze! You can easily let the rest of your family know someone needs to use the restroom or it’s time to stop for gas.
Definitely one of my favorite walkie talkie uses — we actually do this all the time! My older boys love to wander and explore a little faster than my young daughter can. I absolutely love being able to send them ahead when we are hiking a trail and just check in every few minutes till I have caught sight of them again.
Plus, it’s a super great safety net if someone in your group gets lost!
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