Having a successful caravan trip with young kids comes down to planning, every, single, time. Your planning and the kids involvement should begin well before you set off on the road. While planning your itinerary get the kids involved. Ask them what kinds of things they’d like to see and do and plan in accordance. Of course, you might have something even better in mind, but it will help your kids get excited about the trip and ease any anxiety they may be dealing with at the thought of…Continue
Added by Kirsten Tanner on August 16, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments
On our recent family vacation, we went to Idlewild Amusement Park.The park contains a soak zone, children's section and a storybook forest that hasn't changed since it opened in 1956. It is a park that I went to when I was little, and I was happy to take my son there so he could enjoy it as well.
It is also…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 12, 2015 at 6:26am — No Comments
Tis the season to enjoy a vacation with the family. Let’s face it, we all can use a little bit of relaxation and fun in the sun. But traveling with children, especially with little ones under 5 can be hectic at times, particularly on long flights. From being tired, lack of room to move, or pure boredom, these flights can be tumultuous. So which airlines cater more to families? Well look no further! Based on my personal experience and searching the web, I have compiled a list of the top…Continue
As some of you already know, I recently returned from a “vacation” with my children and mother in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PV). What a blessing to be able to do this and please know that I didn’t take one second of it for granted.
This was actually my third visit to PV, so I was…Continue
Added by Kristina Butler on July 22, 2015 at 9:14am — No Comments
I am not a camper. Let me say it again in case I wasn’t clear: I am not a camper. Give me a book and the beach over camping any day of the week. Unfortunately, this year I was outvoted on our vacation destination. This meant a week of bugs, heat, and no internet for yours truly.
The uninterrupted time with family is priceless and frankly there was still coffee,…Continue
Added by S Marie on July 13, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments
e woke up early to head out to catch the train into Paris. We were taking the Eurostar and we weren’t sure what to expect.
It was actually an incredibly easy process. We hopped on the metro near the apartment and then ended up at the St. Pancras Train Station. It is a gorgeous spacious station with tons of shops and cafes inside. We were excited because we were able to meet up…Continue
Added by Ellie Hirsch on April 27, 2015 at 9:53pm — No Comments
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A woman in my office took off one Friday, and at about 9:30 am, I received an email from her. She wasn't showing as online, but she was definitely answering emails. I wrote her back, told her she was busted and reminded her that she was supposed to be off.
I get it: Sometimes it is hard to unplug from the…
Added by Lauren Markman on April 3, 2015 at 6:41am — No Comments
I saw you close your eyes, take a deep breath and tell yourself to have patience. I saw you pull your child aside, point your finger and tell him you…
Added by Ellie Hirsch on March 8, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments
At least once a year, my Mom girlfriends and I rent a beach house together. It's in the off season, so the place we visit isn't crowded. We stay up late, sleep in, wear pajamas all day, eat yummy food and drink wine. There are only two rules:…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 20, 2015 at 6:15am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Deb Storrs on December 8, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
** My mind thinks I’m 21, but my body, not so much.
** There’s no such thing as…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 3, 2014 at 6:26pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 21, 2014 at 1:54pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 25, 2014 at 6:29am — No Comments
** Mother Nature seems to have Chicago and San Francisco confused.
** Every time I go to CVS, the receipt is longer than the Great…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 27, 2014 at 5:44pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 1, 2014 at 10:11am — No Comments
** 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.
Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 11, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments
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…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 10, 2014 at 1:17pm — No Comments