Shuttling kids back and forth from school, extracurricular actives, sports or even school events has become even more of a burden with gas prices hitting record levels.
On Friday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline reached a record high of $4.43, according to data from AAA.
It's hitting every family differently. Some families are so inundated with their schedule that they told FOX Business they rely on any pump they can. Other families are strategically planning out their schedules in order to find the cheapest pump and using some apps like GasBuddy to do it.
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Kristin Faulder and her husband, Joe, are working parents with two children living in Nashville. They have one car and a plethora of places to get to every week.
During the week, the Faulders have to drive their kids to the school because the school bus doesn't come to their rental home.
"We're doing two round trips, one in the morning to drop them off and then in the afternoon to pick them up," she said.
Then, on Saturdays, the Faulders have one soccer game for their five-year-old and two games for their 11-year-old. Just the other day, one of their games was 30 miles away, Faulder told FOX Business.
Faulder says it costs roughly $4.09 per gallon to fill up in Nashville.
"We literally just filled up my tank, and we have a van it was $70," Faulder said. It used to be around $40 to fill up.
With a busy schedule running a company and raising two kids, Faulder says she just has to fill up where she needs to.
"I often go, ‘I just have to do it,’" she said.
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Colleen, teacher in Nashville who is also raising two kids, finds herself in a similar boat.
The mom of two, who preferred not to share her last name, said her children's school, where she also...