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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Three Kids and a…Mother’s Day Hike: an Ode to My Father

There is no reason a grown man should wake up at 2 am infectiously giddy. He has no right to be singing about going to “Wally World” and moving swiftly, floating even, turning on lights, rousing children. He shouldn’t have the ability to make a house pulse with life when just a week earlier it had been flatlining with the comings and goings of the everyday. And when that man then has to take his once sleep-weary children, put them in the car, and proceed to drive 1500 miles, there are even fewer reasons said…

Tried, True, and Cheap Ways to Make Road Trips with Young Children Entertaining (For Them) and Relaxing (For You)

Whether four hours or four days, road trips can be stressful. Throw a few squirmy toddlers, perhaps a slightly older little person, and a tiny person and those road trips get exponentially more stressful. Whenever those moments in the car seem to be on the verge of bursting open in frustrated wails, I close my eyes and imagine what it would be like to be strapped to the seat in a five-point harness with close to no room to shift my heft left or right, sweet toes dangling at least two feet from the ground, most likely having lost…

Why Spending a Day in Annapolis, Maryland Should Be on Your Next To Do List

Kids like water. Fact. Even if they don’t like being in it, they like looking at it. And when looking at it also includes looking at sailboats and pirate-esque ships, they like looking at it even more (unless they are scared of pirates, which is a completely valid fear). What I’m getting at is that Annapolis, Maryland, perched on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River is bound to be an amazing experience for little people based solely upon location (but believe me, that is far from all this quaint little city…