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Passing on the Gift of Shared Misery

Kathy Radigan | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

Years from now, what will they talk about at holiday dinners? What material are we giving them if any one of them wants to become a comic, write their own blog or mommy-dearest tell-all bestseller?

12 Family Vacation Tips For Traveling With Young Children

Justin Ricklefs | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Justin Ricklefs

Traveling with children isn't easy. There are fights over beds, electronics and pool toys. Things won't always go your way, the weather won't always be perfect and your accommodations won't always be ideal. But choose gratefulness instead of bitterness. People notice.

Flying With Children Should Not Be Such An Ordeal

Chris VanDijk | Posted 11.14.2012 | Parents
Chris VanDijk

Ah, flying. Going to the airport and seeing the flight attendants in their pill box hats and the pilots with their air of nonchalant cool. For some reason, this is still the image we have in our heads. An image completely divorced from reality.

Awkward Family Photos: Summer Vacation 2012

Posted 08.08.2012 | Parents

It's that time of year -- the final weeks of summer vacation when parents pack up and hit the road. Whether your family is road tripping, escaping to ...

5 Ways To Avoid Family Vacations From Hell

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 09.08.2012 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

Not every family vacation has to devolve into insanity. It's not repeatedly traveling that yields trauma; it's repeating the same bad habits while ignoring their outcomes.

Traveling Tips for Family Trips Overseas

Marva Soogrim | Posted 08.26.2012 | Parents
Marva Soogrim

There are countless benefits of traveling outside of the United States for a young child.

Rendezvous in Peru With My Conscience

The Daily Northwestern | Posted 05.08.2012 | College
The Daily Northwestern

Conflicts are simply reduced when family visits are less frequent. This correlation would be undermined the moment I agreed to travel mano a mano with old mommy dearest.

Girl Behind the Wheel: A Family Journey

Pamela Kripke | Posted 11.02.2011 | Divorce
Pamela Kripke

From the back seat, I learned as much about the separate personalities that comprise my family as I did about the battle at Lexington or the notion of worldly intrusion in the Amish Country. We were marvelously perfect, I thought, a conscientious pair of parents at the helm, two abiding kids in tow.