Shirin Pope’s 5 Favorite Resources For Traveling Families

Car travel with kids. That statement can bring on equal parts anxiety and excitement. But with just a little bit of preparation and the right gear, your road trip can be much more enjoyable.

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Lake County’s Shirin Pope is the owner and CEO of Petit Somme Neck Pillow, a new specialty pillow that keeps your child’s head in the correct position while sleeping in a car seat. As a mom and a teacher, Shirin is especially tuned into children’s safety. Shirin shares the following message with her customers, and she says it sums up both her and her company, and what they stand for.

As a kind reminder, please never text and drive, please never leave your children or pets locked in a hot vehicle, and please recycle.

With the Petit Somme Neck Pillow along for the ride your car trip is sure to be more comfortable for your kids, making a more enjoyable travel experience for everyone. Shirin has shared her favorite resources for traveling families with us. Whether it’s a long car ride to visit Grandma for the holidays or a cross-country road trip, be sure to check this list out before you depart for your travels.

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Resources for Traveling Families

  1. is a non-profit organization that works diligently to educate, research, and serve as an advocate in all areas of car safety for children.
  2. The Safe Side creates fun, effective safety videos for kids, ages 4-10, and study guides for families and schools while supporting the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
  3. Kids Are A Trip blogger Kristin (who happens to live in Lake County, too!) shares her family’s adventures, travel tips and ideas on her easy to navigate and inspiring blog.
  4. The Gas Buddy App helps you track down gas stations and the lowest prices while you’re on the road. They also have a trip cost calculator, which is great if you’re budgeting for your trip.
  5. And of course, the Petit Somme Neck Pillow! Shirin developed the car seat travel pillow with both comfort and safety in mind. Made of quality materials and to the highest safety standards, the pillow is a must-have for traveling families. (Scroll down for a Little Lake County reader discount!)
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Petit Somme is offering 10% off their pillows to Little Lake County Readers during the month of October, just make sure to add the Locally Grown discount code LittleLake10 when ordering your product.
Click here to purchase a Petit Somme Pillow.

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Disclosure: Petit Somme is our featured Locally Grown Business of the Month. This series of features is part of a paid partnership with Little Lake County. Contact littlelakecounty[at]gmail[dot]com if you are interested in featuring your own locally-owned business in our monthly series.


About Holly Garvey 78 Articles
Stay-at-home mom who works! On again/off again work in family real estate business, babysitter, dog rescue and historical society volunteer all while chasing my new-found dream to be a writer.I live in Antioch with my husband, Jake, and kids, Cecilia (5) and Mark (3), and our dog Isabella. I'm an aspiring vegan (I cheat a lot), Jazzercise addict and runner. As a family, we love to travel and spend time outdoors. I love to go antique shopping and garage sale-ing, cook, and read in my (rare) free time.

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