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Hubs has been working six, sometimes seven, days a week at his job. They are understaffed and overbooked. Overtime can be a good thing. But, since he never got his vacation at Christmas and is working long hours. He’s ready for a break. Since I’ve been keeping the home fires burning, I think I’m gearing […]

Be Prepared on the Road

photo source This week is all about getting good habits going. And one good habit to institute if you haven’t already is being prepared in the event of car trouble. We’ve all had those mishaps when our wheels let us down. I know we have. Oh yes, yes, we have. There was the time when […]

Tips for Traveling with Kids

Are you hitting the road this week? Traveling with kids? Have you thought through the adventure and made some contingency plans? Here are some ideas that might help you in the days to come: Traveling with a Baby How to Vacation with Children Without Losing Your Mind Keeping the Joy in Family Travel Have Bag, […]

Visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Last week our family went on our first vacation in many years. In fact, I was hard pressed to think of what true vacations we had been on. The business of life, pregnancies, newborns, lack of funds — all have kept us home bound. And for the most part that has been just fine with […]

Grocery Geek Hits the Central Coast

One of my favorite places in the world is the Central Coast of California. I went to college and met FishPapa in Santa Barbara where he grew up. My sister lives just over the hill in Solvang and my father-in-law in nearby Santa Ynez. For five years we lived a little farther north from there […]

Santa Barbara – This Mom’s Travel Tales

FishPapa grew up in Santa Barbara, CA. I went to college there. We met and married there. First baby? Yep, he was born there, too. Pop over to Mom’s Travel Tales and read all about this wonderful, beautiful city on the California Riviera.

Keeping the Joy in Family Travel – A Guest Post

Photo Source: Muha Today’s guest post is from my friend, Amy, the voice behind Mom’s Tool Box as well as Mom’s Travel Tales. She’s my globe-trotting hero. I can’t wait for her travels to bring her my direction. Family travel can be filled with wonderful experiences and adventures. And it can also wear a mom […]

Head for the Hills — or the Nearest Grandparents’ House

We’re heading to horse country this weekend, also known as The Grandparents’ House. When FishChick heard where we were going, she said, “Oh, good, I get to feed Gwampa’s horses.” Yes, indeed. The girl spends all day every day out in the stable with King and Kino — and Gwampa, of course. He loves it. […]