Last week my husband and I took a quick trip to Toronto. The purpose of this trip was to see one of our favorite bands in concert, but it also served as an opportunity to reconnect and spend quality...
I moved to Minnesota about 14 years ago from Milwaukee. I cannot even count how many six-hour trips back and forth from Milwaukee I have made over the years. However, I can tell you how many mistakes I have...
Our partners at Allstate Insurance: John Michael Insurance Group have some excellent tips for home safety when traveling as part of our At Home Series. For other articles in this series, click here and here. Many families plan their vacations around the school...
Aside from a few weekend getaways, my husband and I have never taken an extended vacation together in the seven years we've been together. I am pretty content at home and have never found myself bit by the travel...
Since adding "mom" to my repertoire of hat tricks almost 18 months ago, I can count the number of nights away I have spent away from my son on one hand. That's right, over the course of (approximately) 529...
As I sit in my seat on my 2.5 hour flight back home from a long week of work travel, I think of how happy I am to be going home and how I can’t wait to squeeze my...
Last weekend, I went on my first vacation ALONE since….um, forever. It was definitely the first time I’ve flown alone since becoming a mom that didn’t involve anything work related and I hadn’t even realized how much I needed...

Travel Lighter with Vea Kids

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We've recently partnered with a nationwide company, created solely to make traveling with your family easier. Vea Kids knows family travel, and we're so excited to share them with you!   Traveling with kids. Before I had them, it sounded like a...

I Needed Some Room…

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Last month, I boarded a Delta flight with non-stop travel to Nashville, TN to attend a creative conference. I had three travel companions - my husband and two of our friends. We had three whole days to be inspired by musicians,...
My husband travels for work. More than any of us would like. The days seem so long when he's gone. I miss him. I miss having someone to lay in bed with at night…whether a word is spoken or...

Gone Glampin’

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I love the outdoors. The fresh air, the wide open spaces, the opportunity of an exciting adventure at every turn. I see the joy on my kids' faces as they explore nature, unabashed in all its glory. I could...
My family and I recently returned from a 10-day road trip that included two cabins, three campgrounds, hundreds of miles, and countless memories. Of those 10 days, four nights were spent in a tent in three different locations. Yes,...
  Selfie Prize Patrol: Seeking Wild & Wacky Vacation Pictures! Wild, Wacky and Wonderful. That’s what AmericInn Hotels is looking for this summer—in your travel photos. And they are giving away prizes!  AmericInn—the largest midscale hotel brand in the upper Midwest—is inviting adventurous travelers to enter a selfie...

21+ hours later…

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It glared at me - 21 hours, 20 minutes of total drive time. Increase that by at least 30% when you add in a three year old, a 10 month old and a dog. ARE WE ... CRAZY?! Short answer, yes. But...

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Love and Knee Patches

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When my daughter was 4 and in school (the Before Times, guys. You know what I mean, before we had a global pandemic shut...