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Oh, I’m looking forward to taking my kids there someday! But not until they are much older! They aren’t going to remember it anyways!” I remember the first time I had a conversation with a parent about going...
I am a working mom, and my job sometimes requires travel. I’ve traveled one week per month for the last three months. To someone with a travel-heavy job, this might not seem like much. To my friend who has...

The Gem City Staycation

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Staycations have, up until now, been an unexplored option for our family. Our rationale has been that unfinished projects and to-do lists will haunt us if we try to vacation at home. And, as Dayton natives, my husband and...
Picture this: the scenic rolling hills of the countryside, a beautiful brick Colonial home, a wide open field full of fuzzy alpacas, a delectable, gourmet breakfast greeting you each morning, utter peace and quiet... Sounds downright Utopian, doesn’t it? While pregnant...
I was having a casual conversation with a friend of mine recently and seemingly out of nowhere she asked me: "What has been your greatest adventure?" And I knew she meant besides the obvious, raising my baby.  She's talking about actual...

Disney Planning 101

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It's the most magical place on earth, but planning a Disney trip is no cakewalk. It takes time, strategy and planning. The options are pretty much endless at Disney World and thankfully cater to a variety of budgets, needs, and...
Last year my husband and I had a unique opportunity to go on the vacation of a lifetime. We had two free roundtrip airfare to anywhere in the world! We had all the googly eyes. We were scouring the...
There we were. Drifting in a weathered, dug-out canoe led by our Panamanian guide to visit with the indigenous Kuna people. It was in the middle of a torrential downpour, the man was bailing water with a hallowed coconut,...
Any mother of young children can empathize in public restrooms when it comes to hand washing. Between lifting tiny humans to reach the faucet, growing an extra arm to also assist, and then conquering the dreaded drying step. We...
Raising kids in this generation means that taking photos of them is easier than ever! We carry a camera with us everywhere we go right in our phone. We can capture every baseball game, vacation, birthday, milestone and holiday...
Before you plan your next vacation, have you considered staying in an alternative to a hotel? Staying in a privately-owned home that is available for short-term rentals is becoming increasingly popular, mostly because of AirBnb and VRBO (Vacation Rental...
My kids were watching an episode of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood the other day about Daniel taking a trip to visit Grandpere, and Daniel had this neat little map his mom made of things to see and do on the...
I recently read an article about how women, in particular, moms, bear the brunt of the "emotional labor" (I've also heard it referred to as "mental load") in our families. The basic premise is that, even when it appears...
I used to LOVE to travel. Trains, planes, automobiles, all of them. (Although I get car sick if I try to read in the car, so that is definitely my least favorite mode of traveling long distances.) I’ve always...

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