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Vacation With Kids

The Summer Pep Talk Parents Need

Kate Baer | Posted 05.28.2015 | Parents
Kate Baer

Have you ever tried putting sunscreen on a toddler? Imagine greasing a back-talking cake pan who has been given the gift of questions while also holding his younger sister, a slippery watermelon with "boundary issues." Does that sound fun?

5 Reasons to Plan a Trip With Your Kids

Christine French Cully | Posted 05.27.2015 | Parents
Christine French Cully

It's been said that the whole world is a classroom. But you don't have to pack a big suitcase and travel far to give your kids an educational experience. Anytime we expose children to new places, people and things, we enrich their lives.

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.

5 Reasons Winter Break Needs to End

Vincent Daly | Posted 03.01.2015 | Parents
Vincent Daly

Don't get me wrong; I love my children and countless millions of parents love theirs as well. But our collective cup hath runneth over. The kids need to go back to school now.

The Scary Realities Of Family Vacation And How To Avoid Them

Catherine Pearlman | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Catherine Pearlman

With the weather unseasonably cold, we took the kids to Wannado City, a breathtaking indoor child city located outside of Ft. Lauderdale. We left my mother's house without a hitch -- got in the car on time, pulled out of the driveway and started rolling down the Florida Turnpike when...

The 7 Stages of Summer Vacation

Chara Campanella | Posted 10.12.2014 | Parents
Chara Campanella

You are going on vacation! As many parents have noted in the past, vacationing with kids is just parenting in a different location with fewer resources and more expense, but it's still crazy exciting. You are going someplace else! You might take a plane!

Out of the Suburbs and into the Woods: A Haiku Diary

Peyton Price | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Truth: Family vacations are a whirlwind of frantically keeping your people entertained and happy when what you want is to be bored. Just for 10 minutes. One minute. One second.

What Vacation Looks Like, Before And After Kids

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

I believe now that the word "vacation" in the phrase "I went on vacation with my husband" and the word "vacation" in the phrase "family vacation" are really not the same word at all, but homonyms.

Shake the Excess

Pamela Brill | Posted 09.07.2014 | Parents
Pamela Brill

When you have kids, vacations are redefined. They are time away from home. Which is also a beautiful thing. Just different. And not a vacation.

Kid-Friendly Itineraries in Five Western U.S. Destinations That Cater to Adults

Amy Whitley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Travel
Amy Whitley

The best say both. The following Western US destinations are world-renown as wedding destinations, wine regions, or spa retreats, but have a secret: they're all surprisingly kid-friendly.

How to Enjoy Your Spring Break With Kids (Hint: Put Your Phone Down)

Megan Morton | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Megan Morton

we are sitting with our lounge chairs sinking into the tide. The sun is setting and we are sipping frosty Coronas. Two sun-kissed little boys run and dip into the waves, wielding their sand shovels. Our little boys. We have figured it out. How to vacation with kids.

No Offense, Honey, But I Can't Wait to Go on My Solo Parenting Vacation

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Dr. Kate Roberts

When we're on a family vacation, my husband thinks he's helping by inserting himself into the parenting role where he doesn't belong.

Sometimes Traveling With Kids Sucks

Michele Bigley | Posted 10.29.2013 | Travel
Michele Bigley

Some of the most challenging moments of my family-traveling career have occurred in the simplest moments, when my travel plans crash into my children's desires and I am left standing in a foreign country, oozing frustration

The Real Reason Parents Are Always Tired

Mike Julianelle | Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

Of course, being exhausted is not just for parents. Once you hit a certain age, energy is just harder to come by; pretty much everyone I know is exhausted all the time. It's just life. But as a parent, there is one primary reason I am always so tired.

Murphy's Laws of Family Vacations

Jill Smokler | Posted 10.31.2012 | Parents
Jill Smokler

The night before departure, your child will come down with a cough, cold or broken limb.