Before we started our family, my husband and I loved to travel. I prided myself on being able to pack two weeks of clothing into a carry-on bag, and walking miles everyday seeing every museum/monument/national treasure in the guidebook....
You know you're a parent leaving for vacation when you realize you've done everyone's laundry but your own. Hello, my name is Maria and I'm leaving for vacation soon and I haven't done my laundry.  Everyone else will have...
Three cheers for vacation, am I right?  Every year the Summer rolls around and like most families in America, we are headed on vacation.   Now that I'm a mom, I've realized packing for vacation is completely different than when...
The airplane started bouncing and all I could think was this is not happening; I can’t die on a work trip. Flight attendants had to sit the entire duration of the flight — there was no beverage service. It...
Traveling with small children can often feel more like work than vacation. This reality discourages families from venturing out for too long. Aside from the packing and lugging things for those too helpless to do it themselves, one of...
I am homeless! I have 17 days left before my husband, three young boys and I have to get everything out of the house that we have worked so hard to make ours for the last 13 years.  Our first...
I recently did something that I never thought I would be able to do, fly with a baby.   As someone who is already terrified of flying, the idea of adding a fussy baby to the mix sounded awful, but...
Not unlike most stories, mine begins on an average day. It's Tuesday. I drop my toddler off at preschool while my one-year-old twins are supervised by a trusted adult. Little can prepare me for what's in store upon my...

Give Them Grace

I was exchanging a series of text messages with my friend who writes for Albuquerque Moms Blog.  We were talking about our husbands and how some of the decisions they make in regards to the care of our children are...
Are you planning a drive up or down the Pacific Coast with your family? Well, City Moms Blog Network has got you covered! We have joined with San Francisco, Sonoma County, and San Diego to put together a list to keep...
Husband was adamant about buying our 22-month-old son his own seat on our flight to Maui. Even though we could lap him for free, and spend the money on cocktails I agreed that the extra room for the wiggle...

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