Cool turquoise water, happy people laughing and splashing, my kids and I see commercials on TV for Knott’s Soak City water park all the time. The youngest is always begging me to take them. “Mom, they have HUGE slides!” she shouts. “It’s so hot in this house,” my 8 year old son whines (our typical […]
If you are looking for a fun getaway this summer then the Great Wolf Lodge is for you. And it’ll make you mother (and father) of the year in the eyes of your kids! Great Wolf Lodge is an indoor water park – yay for no need for sunscreen! You can’t use the facility unless […]
Youve got the bags packed and the itinerary sorted and youve even managed to find an accommodation arrangement that actually caters to children. But after the last experience, youre truly dreading flying with the kids again. Have no fear, because here are seven practical suggestions to help ease the stress of family travel.
Before you know it, summer vacation will be here. If you’re planning a family adventure, the following tips and tricks will help you pull it off like a pro even with a tiny traveler in tow! 1. Choose flight times wisely. Don’t kick off the …
This post is in partnership with Neosporin. Oh the places we will go… this summer on the road. Summertime means long days, hot summer nights, cookouts, swimming pools and road trips. Of course, for people with kids, summer road trips look a little different than those of our youth. Music for the mood and hair […]
“Vacation is just me washing dishes and doing laundry in a different place,” my mom used to joke to the four of us kids during summer vacations. We took a lot of family trips. My mother was a teacher, so she had the summers free from her paid job; she drove us 10 hours from […]
Warm weather and Easter are on the horizon. This means parents are starting to think about ideas for a fun spring break trip with the kids. The beach? Disney? The local ski slope? But are any of you thinking instead: it would be nice to go on vacation…alone? One mom, Lauren Apfel, wrote about this […]
As a family, we are lucky enough to take a few vacations during the year, all are within driving distance from our home (between two and five hours away).
Yesterday it wasn’t the flight attendant. It wasn’t the guy next to us who had more right to be annoyed than the rest of the plane. And it wasn’t the grumpy elderly couple that spent the flight split between bouts of criticizing each other and snoring loudly. It was the mom behind me with two […]
Summer is upon us and vacations are being planned as we speak! The meaning of a summer vacation is quite different now that I have kids. When I was younger, I would envision my summer vacations to look something like an MTV music video. Now the resemblance is more like a National Lampoon’s Vacation movie. […]