Although you might feel jealous of your friends traveling the world, one of the perks of early motherhood is that you'll have an early empty nest and the ability to take European vacations while those same friends are chauffeuring kids around to extracurricular activities. But if you have a real dream of traveling the world eventually, this Scratch Off World Map is my favorite idea to stay motivated.
You know the idea of putting pins on a world map whenever you visit a country? This world map is covered in gold foil, which you can easily scratch off to reveal different colors. It's a much more colorful and creative alternative! I actually gave this to my friend for her bridal shower, since her and her now-husband are determined to travel the world together.
See what the final world map looks like (and where to buy one!) over at Family Style.