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Vacation With Kids

What Vacation Looks Like, Before And After Kids

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 07.21.2014 | 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 07.08.2014 | 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.