Topic: family vacation

Who Needs A Vacation When You Can Have A Momcation?

Who Needs A Vacation When You Can Have A Momcation?

Listen, everyone. We all know summer sucks. We’re tricked into thinking we’re supposed to like it, with all of these promises about flip flops and summer fun, but really it’s a nightmare. For working moms, it means you get to pay thousands for ridiculous day camps that your kids are lukewarm about attending, and for stay at home moms it means attempting to fill the hours with crap for your kids to do. It’s not unlike the rest of the year, only with more underboob sweat. More »

Use A Family Cruise To Break Your Kids Of Their Technology Addiction

Use A Family Cruise To Break Your Kids Of Their Technology Addiction

I love technology so much. (Can you tell? I’m a blogger on the Internet.) So far, my two-year-old doesn’t completely understand the joys of technology addiction, but I know that he soon will. I try my hardest to remain unplugged for periods of time throughout the day, but I’m still not above checking my Facebook feed or even Mommyish while he and his brother rage/fight play on the back porch. More »

Have A Wonderful Spring Break But I Won’t Be Going Anywhere Because I’m Not Wealthy Like You Are!

Have A Wonderful Spring Break But I Won't Be Going Anywhere Because I'm Not Wealthy Like You Are!

I have so much spring break bitterness. Can we make that into a hashtag? #Springbreakbitterness. I mean, I am happy for everyone I know who takes their family to visit the mouse or to a lovely seaside resort or camping for spring break. Y’all go and have fun and send me a postcard but I’ll be at home trying to entertain my kids with Netflix and cookie baking and other fun-filled activities. Like picking sticks up out of my yard. I know this is all a gigantic white whine and I do realize how lucky and blessed (#blessed) I am and that we always have enough food to eat and running water and electricity but I can’t help but feel jealous when my Facebook feed starts to fill up with everyone’s plans for the week long spring break. I don’t get how average families can afford these things. More »

I Refuse To Fly With My Entire Family At The Same Time

I Refuse To Fly With My Entire Family At The Same Time

I never fly with my entire family at the same time. I learned this from my ex’s fiancé’s parents, years ago, before I became a mother. His parents will never fly on the same plane with their only child, even now. And he’s 48. Why? Because if, god forbid, and sorry to be so morbid, but if something went wrong (you can imagine all the scenarios) then at least their only son, who they love like no other, would still be alive. More »

I Can Never Go To Disney World Because I Have To Buy Stupid Junk Like Groceries

I Can Never Go To Disney World Because I Have To Buy Stupid Junk Like Groceries

Yeah, yeah I know! Everyone is broke and many people are struggling to buy medications they need and pay their electric bills and buy stuff kids need like shoes but can’t we all just collectively whine about how we can’t afford to go on vacation at present in order to make each other feel better? I know this is all big ‘ol first world problems and we are very lucky to be alive and well but I still want to be on vacation right now. More »

I’m Taking My Kid Out Of School For 5 Days To Celebrate Mother’s Day Week

Iâm Taking My Kid Out Of School For 5 Days To Celebrate Mother's Day Week

I’m being proactive this year when it comes to Mother’s Day. I’ve planned a mother-daughter ONLY trip for five days. My daughter will be missing four days of school, since I want to spend a week with her. It’s MOTHER week in my household!

She can’t wait to go to Bahamas and be alone with me. It’s going to be a fucking great Mother’s Day Week. For both me and my daughter. More »

Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Have More Nannies On Vacation With Them Than I Have Of Anything

Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Have More Nannies On Vacation With Them Than I Have Of Anything

angelina and kids 270911Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have more nannies on holiday with them than I have of anything. 12. Okay, I lie, I actually have 12 cans of Diet Coke in my garage, and when it’s cold I refer to my garage as “my second refrigerator” so I’m kinda almost exactly as fancy as Brad and Angelina, because I’m pretty sure they also have a second refrigerator. But they probably don’t also park their cars in their second refrigerator. So yeah, I am not fancy like Brad and Angie, at all. More »

The Beach Is Nature’s Child-Proofing

The Beach Is Natureâs Child-Proofing

Beach vacations are the best. Sure, you’ve got the sun and ocean and bright blue skies (I hope). But for me – the mother of a 2-year-old boy who is out-of-control wild – the beach is like a giant bouncy castle. It’s the one place in the world where he can run free and not kill himself. And when I say run free, I mean he can literally run for hours without his dad or me having to worry about him wiping out and cracking his head open, or bashing into a wall, or climbing onto something way too high and leaping off onto the pavement below. More »

Victoria Beckham Has It All — Except A Vacation With Her Husband

Victoria Beckham Has It All -- Except A Vacation With Her Husband

Perhaps money really can’t buy you everything. Victoria Beckham may be able credit her post-baby body to her wealth, but even with all the money in the world, she still isn’t getting much grownup travel time with husband David Beckham. The couple recently told Vogue that the last time they vacationed alone was three years ago making them suddenly sound like a genuine family with four children. More »