All Blog Posts Tagged 'vacation' (85)

Worshiping the Sunless God

I have been vacationing in Latin America and the Caribbean for 15 years. I’ve been in Mexico for New Year’s, spent Easter in Barbados and have dodged hurricanes in Tobago in October and the Caymans in August.… Continue

Added by Lanita Moss on May 6, 2010 at 7:38am — No Comments

Vacation Redux

We were supposed to be in London this week. Actually, our vacation was to end tomorrow with a flight home, an eight-day vacation, without children, spending time with Colby exploring London, Edinburgh and the countryside of England. But you all see the news, read the

papers and have all seen the pictures of a pesky little volcano in Iceland that

continues to spew ash and lava into the air.yes""> Yep, that pesky little volcano ruined my blissful…

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Added by Lanita Moss on April 23, 2010 at 7:37am — No Comments

Yankee Doodle is Going to London

Yes. This Yankee is heading to London. Tomorrow. Colby and I

usually take one vacation a year by ourselves.yes""> Normally we go to the Caribbean because this time of year I

am seriously in need of some sun and sand time.yes""> I crave a tan and the humidity and the little fruity rum

drinks delivered to me every hour on the hour.yes""> And seven days WITHOUT children.…



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Added by Lanita Moss on April 15, 2010 at 7:52am — No Comments

Disney On a Budget: Accomodations

When traveling to Disney World, you have a few different options as far as accommodations: stay at a Disney property resort, stay at a hotel, or rent a property nearby. If you are on a budget, you may think that your best best is one of the first two options, but today I want to tell you why you should consider renting a home or apartment near the Disney Resorts.



When looking for details on saving on accommodations, I turned to my close friend Crystal, who is a…

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Added by Kristi West on April 2, 2010 at 11:11am — No Comments

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Added by Kari Day on March 28, 2010 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Spring Break 2010

What would have been our first family vacation with our daughter has fallen through. We had planned to go to Valdosta, GA to Wild Adventures theme park. We booked the hotel and then come to find out, even though the park is open, its not open on the days we had planned to go. Option #1 - go earlier and pay extra hotel rates for weekend or Option #2 - find something else to do. We opted for #2 and I am now in charge of planning our hybrid staycation. My idea is that since we really haven't… Continue

Added by Tiffany Stephens on March 13, 2010 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Why taking a break from your kids is important

Do you remember the first time you found out you were pregnant? You probably experienced all sorts of emotions ranging from joy to fright. But then you had 40 weeks to adjust. Although some of those 40 weeks were probably laced with nausea, back pain and all other discomforts that accompany pregnancy, you were still in a peaceful environment, living a quiet life with your partner. Then the labor pains began (or in my case, the c-section was scheduled) and somehow you…

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Added by Caroline Schafer on March 9, 2010 at 12:36pm — 2 Comments

WhyMomsRule 2010 Family Travel Survey: Moms Making Sacrifices for Family Travel This Year

In our newly released WhyMomsRule.com poll, 80% of Moms will make some type of sacrifice to ensure their families have a vacation this year. Cost is still the primary concern for Moms, with their view of the economy tempering how they spend the household budget. However, Moms…

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Added by Jamie Dunham on February 18, 2010 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Is 2010 a good year to take a mom vacation?

As we all feel the weight of the recession upon us, we may wonder if we should be planning a mom vacation with our mom friends this year. Some of us may not have the discretionary income to take a vacation. Others will certainly choose to take a vacation with their family over their girlfriends, if limited to one vacation. The economy is affecting everyone, even the Housewives of Orange County! Although they still seem to go on vacation, perhaps they are not staying at the Ritz. Or maybe… Continue

Added by Caroline Schafer on January 19, 2010 at 8:45am — 2 Comments

A Vegas Mom Vacation at Mandalay Bay

I landed in Las Vegas after catching the red-eye flight for a long weekend with some of my friends. I left home in the middle of the night, already feeling tired from being up with my three year old daughter for the past three nights due to a fever. I felt some remorse about leaving her with her dad to go to Sin City, but I knew she was in good hands. I arrived in Vegas feeling pretty tired and didn’t know how I was going to survive in the city that never sleeps.



The last time I had… Continue

Added by Caroline Schafer on December 11, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Gratitude Challenge - Day 7 Photograph

As part of the Gratitude Challenge, I was technically supposed to post this picture to my social network on Day 7, (I'm way past that!) but the important thing is that I've gotten it out here now, right? I took this photograph during our amazing family vacation to Hawaii three years ago. It inspires gratitude in me on several levels.

For starters, all my life I've wanted to see… Continue

Added by Holly Bowne on November 25, 2009 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Thanksgiving To-Do List

Original Posting at NewlyParents.com



 width= The great thing about taking a vacation from work is that you mental check out from work a few days before vacation starts. I found myself in this situation last Thursday around 3pm. Sitting at my desk, my work for the week completed, I was looking at my remaining vacation days.



As I was looking at the vacation days I had planned for… Continue

Added by Newly Parents on November 24, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Maternity & Paternity Leave

Original Posting at NewlyParents.com



New-Baby We are now in our six month of pregnancy and as a dual income household it's time to start figuring out who's taking off of work when and coming up with a schedule to maximize our family time together. Basically, Mommy will be taking her 6 weeks of leave (obviously since she did all the work) while Daddy will take a couple of weeks vacation when baby is born. After… Continue

Added by Newly Parents on November 20, 2009 at 4:28pm — No Comments

What it's all about

It's been a rough few days with seeming more lows than highs in the mix. But as usual I made it through, with some laughs and love from my babies. I thought I'd share some of the photo memories that helped soothe my frazzled nerves. This is from a family vacation in 2006 when we took a drive to the North coast with our neighbours.



Sunrise…

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Added by Mom of Three on August 15, 2009 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Back from Vacation!

We had an awesome time visiting family that was 8 hours away. But it was so fun. I'm so glad my kids, especially my daughter, got to see and hang out with her grandparents and aunts and uncles. We don't have another trip planned until Christmas, but hopefully both sets of grandparents can make a trip out here this fall.

Check out more pics on my blog!
www.sweetaspunkinpie.blogspot.com

Added by Working Mama Julia on July 21, 2009 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Summer Survival- Week One

One week down, eight more to go.



This week four of the kiddos were enrolled in a little tennis camp in the neighbourhood for two hours a day. The plan was that in those two hours I would have enough time to clear out my e-mail inbox, update my Facebook status, spend a few moments on twitter, read a couple of blog posts and run an errand. The rest of my day would belong to the kiddos.



It rained this week and while I don’t mean to carry on and complain about the rain, tennis… Continue

Added by Julie Cole on July 7, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Best Laid Plans

When you have kids, making plans is hard work. Even if you only have two kids, it seems that as soon as you are walking out the door, someone comes down with fever. Plans are never made with complete confidence.



When you have a bunch of kids, there are way too many variables involved. At any given time someone either has a cold, pink eye, fever, rash, the vomits, head lice, a broken leg, or all of the above. On the rare occasion that every single child is in perfect health, plans are… Continue

Added by Julie Cole on June 29, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

It's been a while....

Yes, it has been awhile since I sat down in front of my blogging page, and I have to say that I have missed it. I have been in a place where I don't think I could have blogged anything very positive, and I do like to be of a positive outlook. Life doesn't always seem to go that way. I try to take my problems to the cross, and teach my kids to do the same. Most always, our problems, in comparison to what our Saviour endured for us, seem so much smaller and most of the time, not as important as… Continue

Added by Caroline Hartung on June 22, 2009 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Headed to Malta and Great Picture-taking

I'm feeling so guilty about leaving my daughter for 7 days while I head off to a vacation destination with 100 business associates. But, sometimes we can all use a break too, even if it is work. And it's Malta. I'll have some down time which I hope to to use to take lots of vacation-style photos to use for upcoming blog posts. Thank goodness for email, text and cell phones, though. I'll be able to keep in close touch with her all week.

Added by Stacie Errera on June 11, 2009 at 9:49pm — 1 Comment

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