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HOW TO VACATION FOR FREE (OR ALMOST FREE)

One of the most common things I hear from my Mama friends is, “I need a vacation!” And you know what? They do! I do! YOU do! Let’s face it. We push ourselves waaaay too hard. We need breaks to reset ourselves. Unfortunately, it’s usually the women who need vacations the most that think they […]

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FIVE LESSONS I LEARNED AFTER DITCHING THE KIDS TO RUN OFF WITH MY HUSBAND

The offer sounded so tempting. Six glorious kid-free days with my husband in British Columbia at his company’s sales conference. Sure, he’d need to give a presentation and go to dinner a couple of nights, but we’d also have plenty of free time. Free time. It was music to this mama’s ears. But I knew […]

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FIVE TIPS FOR SUMMER TRAVEL

  Summer time is a great time to get away with the family and travel. Kids are out of school and the weather is warm, which excites me because it means I have to pack way fewer clothes, coats, and other cold weather gear. YES PLEASE! We just completed our very first family vacation and […]

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TOP 10 BOOKS FOR SUMMER AND TRAVEL

Have you ever met a mom who told you she loves being stuck in a car with bored kids for 10 hours on a road trip? We haven’t either. With less than a month to the start of summer travel season, moms everywhere are searching for the best ways to keep kids engaged during travel time. And while electronics […]

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BEST LOCAL BIKE TRAILS FOR FAMILIES

We’ve survived another Midwest winter and Spring is finally here! The grass is green, birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and this stir crazy mom can finally send my kids outside to play in the backyard! Every spring one of our family’s favorite things to do is dust off our bikes, pack some snacks, and […]

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