All Blog Posts Tagged 'vacation' (91)

How To Pack a Hat

For all you vacationers out there...  this is a useful tip on how to pack a sunhat, fedora, or other hats that you don't want smooshed in your suitcase.  Check it out below and don't forget to subscribe…

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Added by Deb Storrs on December 8, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week





** My mind thinks I’m 21, but my body, not so much.



** There’s no such thing as…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 3, 2014 at 6:26pm — No Comments

The Banana Boat Ride

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As a parent, I've often found myself doing things that I wouldn't dream of doing on my own free will --  cleaning poop off a wall, catching puke with my bare hands, dining at a germ-infested Chuck E. Cheese.  But the hellacious thing I got roped into doing last week on vacation?  Well, that should earn me fabulous…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 21, 2014 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Mommy on her own

As Mommies, we have very little time to ourselves. I know there are lots of days where my little guy follows me around the house because he "wants to be in the same room as me." That is sweet, but I don't appreciate it when that following me around includes the bathroom.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 25, 2014 at 6:29am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week



** Mother Nature seems to have Chicago and San Francisco confused.



** Every time I go to CVS, the receipt is longer than the Great…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 27, 2014 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Wedding Crasher Fail



Ever since I saw the crazy fun that Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson had crashing all those weddings on the big screen, I've been dying to try it.  And this past weekend, I finally got my long-awaited chance!  However, I…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 1, 2014 at 10:11am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** Jet lag is not really the vacation souvenir I had in mind.



** Even the eyes in the back of my head have bags underneath them.



** Just…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 11, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments

They Don't Call It the Red Eye for Nothin'

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If your husband tries to talk you into flying the red-eye with your kids at the end of a family vacation, don't fall for it.  He may try to reassure you that your kids will sleep on the plane, and all will be fine.  But trust me, it will be anything but fine.  And the only person who will be sleeping on the plane will be your…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 10, 2014 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** I'm not good at getting lucky.



** Child labor is more expensive than it used to be.



** A little piece of me dies every time people "REPLY…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 7, 2014 at 4:36pm — No Comments

A Polar Vortex Punch of Reality

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Coming back from a family vacation is never a fun thing.  The packing, the travel, the crabby kids -- they all add up to one giant pain in the ass.  It pretty much makes you forget that you were even on vacation at all.  But this recent sucker punch back to reality after our New Year's trip to…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 9, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

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** Trying to get my kids to organize their rooms is like trying to get a dog to scoop his own poop.

** I wish somebody would jump to make me dinner whenever I say I'm hungry.…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 6, 2013 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Video Games Live Symphony



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We have a ritual in our family, that after the end of the school year, J & I offer the boys a congratulatory gift. It's our way of saying thanks for doing your best in school, you're done so let's party!!!…





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Added by SRM on June 9, 2013 at 11:31am — No Comments

Ended up in the right place accidentally!

Ever make plans to go somewhere, and it doesn't pan out the way you expected? Yet, where you do end up ends up being some how, uh, better? Well, yesterday my sister and niece came over for a visit and our intent was to check out a car show, because car shows are cool, lol. I had no idea it was canceled, so after driving all the way there and seeing the location deserted, I had the bright idea to just go to the Marina and enjoy…

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Added by Ronda on May 27, 2013 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Family trips are flat-out EXHAUSTING.

** It takes 11 years to unpack 11 days worth of luggage.

** Reality's a bitch, especially when it sucker punches…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 5, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

…and sometimes you just don’t want your picture taken.

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I'm FINALLY sorting through photos from our mini vacation in Florida. After being back home for a week it already feels like ages ago. I think the weather gap makes it even more so.

One of the funny things about going through (my) photos is how many…

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Added by Henna Blossom on March 26, 2013 at 11:39pm — No Comments

Eco-Friendly Luxury

When most people think about staying in a nice hotel, eco-friendly doesn’t exactly come to mind.  Think about all the people taking hot showers, running the air conditioning in their rooms, and watching TV, not to mention washing all the towels and bedding.  It’s mind boggling to think about how much energy is being used.  But, believe it or not, there are hotels that not only care about offering comfortable amenities and convenience to their guests, but care about our planet as…

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Added by Penny Roach on February 12, 2013 at 9:49am — No Comments

Single (temporary) momhood crazyness.

      As I sit here at a library computer typing I am thinking about how crazy the last three weeks have been while my husband has visited family in China .   I am also very grateful he will be home soon and I will no longer be single handedly taking care of our three childrens.   The day after Christmas my husband left to visit his family.  Since then I have been trying like crazy to keep up with our three very active children.   F is 8 yrs old and a loving  sensitive boy.   F is also very…

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Added by Heather Ren on January 10, 2013 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Parking garages continue to both piss me off and freak me out.

** Men are by far THE biggest babies when they're sick.

** Taking a shower is really just a whole lotta work.

** My house looks like we had a major party here.  Which would be awesome if we'd had a major party here.

** Auto-pilot is a…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 28, 2012 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Guest Blogger: Rachel Deol

Everyone needs a break now and then–especially parents.  See how Rachel recharged her batteries on her weekend getaway to Palm Springs!

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Added by The Raise Foundation on September 19, 2012 at 8:51pm — No Comments

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