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 »