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Girls' Weekend

Don't Put Off Your Girls' Weekends

Angie Frederickson | Posted 09.15.2016 | Parents
Angie Frederickson

Wherever your earlier tribe hails from -- college, high school, summer camp, former coworkers -- find your pre-mom gaggle of girls and embrace them, because they are your connection with a part of yourself you may have lost.

Traveling With A Gal Pal After Years Traveling With My Husband

Laurie Burrows Grad | Posted 09.08.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Burrows Grad

Since Peter died I have traveled to New York and to my college reunion. I have visited a girlfriend in Florida at New Year's but, this summer, I decided to brave Santa Barbara and go for a week with my friend, Kath.

The Healing Power of a Girls Weekend

Tracie Cornell | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Tracie Cornell

As the years pass, this amazing gift of friendship continues to grow. Sometimes we'll go a year without talking and yet we pick right back up where we left off the minute we gather. We carve out 4-5 days, push the pause button on our lives at home and come together to laugh, cry, laugh more, share and listen to what the others are facing in their day-to-day.

Mama Is Gonna Fly The Coop!

Megan Morton | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Megan Morton

So, instead of putting a Band-aid on, I am pulling one off. I am doing something I have been too afraid to do... go.

It's a Girls Trip

Christine Drinan | Posted 04.19.2015 | Travel
Christine Drinan

What I found was when I traveled with my girlfriends, I was a braver, more adventurous person. There's something unique about the support among close female friends, and also the need to rise to the occasion during scary situations.

What A Trip To Vegas Taught Me About My Marriage

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

I married my husband because he is smart, funny, and great in the sack. That's how we ended up with these kids. What would it say about our marriage if I did not trust him to care for them?

7 Reasons a Girlfriend Escape Is a Mommy Must

Katherine Eskovitz | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Katherine Eskovitz

Being on an airplane without my children feels like mistakenly leaving my house without a bra. Something is not right.

Leaving My Kids for the Weekend Was Friggin' Hard

Dana Mark | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Dana Mark

Of course I missed my kids. I called them and emailed my mom for updates, relishing the few pictures she sent. I talked about them more than any of the childless girls there could probably tolerate. But I had a fantastic time.

5 Reasons Every Woman Needs A Girls Weekend

Abby Draper | Posted 05.08.2014 | Women
Abby Draper

It doesn't have to be anything fancy or elaborate, but a simple few days away from the norm with some women you trust is a special kind of cleanse.

The Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cookie Recipe That Got Me Through A Stressful Day

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

You would think that going away for a long weekend with your girlfriends would insure you returned home relaxed and happy to see your teenagers. And I was initially thrilled to see my kids. I missed them a lot.