Walkie Talkie Mom Hacks

by | May 1, 2018 | Mom Tips

Last Updated Jun 8, 2023
Walkie Talkies & Kids

Find out how we use walkie-talkies in our daily life with these simple walkie-talkie mom hacks!

The Need for Walkie Talkies

I totally crave the ability to have free-range, independent children.

Unfortunately, though, we live in a harsh world – and a subdivision, haha!

Using Walkie Talkies for Kids

With that said, living in a state of fear and keeping my kids inside the house at all times simply isn’t an option.

Walkie-talkies to the rescue!

The Walkie-Talkie Mom Hack

While most mom hacks are great, this one is seriously the best, you guys!

I can’t even imagine doing this free-range parenting thing without walkie-talkies in my life.

Walkie-talkies have totally changed the dynamic of our home and they will always be something I lean on.

The Life Changing Walkie Talkie Mom Hack

Using walkie-talkies (also known as handheld two-way radios) throughout the day can help me keep track of my kids and whatever they are working on — even when they’re out of my eyesight!

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 throughout the house, but it also allows me to continue my work without disrupting anyone else’s progress. Win-Win!

This unique mom hack has provided us with constant communication, without losing focus or productivity.

Plus, if you work full-time, as I do, and have kiddos that like to work on homeschool lessons outside, no problem!

Simply send them outside with their walkie-talkie, checking in every few minutes. I do this all the time, you guys!

This is seriously a working homeschool mom lifesaver!!

Mom Hacks for Raising Wild & Free Kids

Raising wild & free kids has always been my mission and it was also the number 1 reason I originally purchased our walkie-talkies.

My boys are getting older and they absolutely love adventure.

Sometimes that adventure means getting out of the house — often.

However, as a mom who worries about letting her kids run free in this messed-up world, I needed a way to let them loose without losing contact.

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Letting these boys stretch their wings and learn what it means to be independent was hard, you guys!

However, walkie-talkies gave me the comfort I needed to make it through.

Since my kiddos are homeschooled and have absolutely no need for a cell phone, walkie-talkies were the perfect fit 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 mind with the use of 2-way radios.

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, as we did, make sure you also purchase an FCC license!

 

Best Walkie-Talkie Mom Hacks

Love the idea of adding walke-talkies to your routine, but not completely sure it’s worth it?

Check out my 5 favorite uses for walkie-talkies!

  • Bike Rides & Park Trips

Yes, yes, yes! This is my number-one go-to for these radios!

My older boys crave that independence and our neighborhood park is right down the street, with a bike trail that leads right back to home.

 My boys utilize our two-way radios for this all the time, you guys!

Use Walkie Talkies on Bike Rides

  • Field Trips

Ok, this one is a huge sanity-saver!

As a homeschool mom, I go on all the field trips — and so do our radios!

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 wander a little further in museums or libraries while you tackle the trip at a slower pace with your little ones.

Or you can split up into multiple groups and still keep in contact.

Such a great use for walkie-talkies!

  • Quiet Time

Oh man, walkies totally 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 too, so she just goes on about her quiet time.

Totally amazing, you guy!

Quiet time is the perfect time to utilize this walkie talkie mom hack!

  • Road Trips

So much yes!

When it comes time to pack for your road trip, make sure you have 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.

Pretty sure this is what walkie-talkies were made for, you guys!

  • Family Hikes

Definitely, one of my favorite walkie-talkie uses because we love hiking, you guys!

My older boys love to wander and explore a little faster than my young daughter and when we remember to bring our radios along, they easily 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.

It definitely eases my mind and they absolutely love it!

Plus, it’s a super great safety net if someone in your group gets lost!

Use Walkie Talkies When Hiking with Kids

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Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

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Thanks for checking out the mom tips portion of the blog! 

Typically summer is the most productive time for my blog. However, our family is currently living in temporary housing and we do not see an end in sight (thank you housing marking 😪) — meaning my workspace & supplies to produce quality content it extremely limited.

I am still working, but it’s nothing like normal.

As always, we appreciate your patience! 

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Meet the Author

Life & Homeschool Author

Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the mom tips portion of the blog! 

Typically summer is the most productive time for my blog. However, our family is currently living in temporary housing and we do not see an end in sight (thank you housing marking 😪) — meaning my workspace & supplies to produce quality content it extremely limited.

I am still working, but it’s nothing like normal.

As always, we appreciate your patience! 

If you enjoyed this article or simply want to see more of our journey, feel free to follow us on social media for more frequent updates.

You can find all of our social accounts below!

FacebookInstagramPinterest

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook group too!

This group is open to all homeschool moms.

Whether you are already knee-deep in your homeschool journey or just dipping your toes in — all homeschool moms are welcome!

Looking forward to connecting! Simply Be Wild & Free Life + Homeschool Blog

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