Sending your kids away to summer camp can be stressful for parents, but with a little due diligence, the experience doesn’t need to cause anxiety. Here’s a helpful checklist to ensure that you choose the right camp for your family, so you can relax and enjoy the summer.
Then one day we did. Some of us stayed put for awhile while others made the leap right away—some even before the kids came.
The Catskills is a gorgeous destination all year round, but something about the brilliant colors of the autumn foliage make it a must-see this time of year. Only a two hour drive from NYC, it is the perfect weekend getaway with kids. STAY The Arnold House is an idyllic retreat away from the hectic pace […]
School is out, and camp’s begun – hooray! In the break between these two glorious institutions, many of our children took us on excursions to a dark and unlovely place I call Whine Country. “It’s not fair! Why can’t I have more iPod time??” “You promised we’d get ice cream!” “Ryan’s hitting me!” More distracting […]
With summer just around the corner, many of us are planning vacation rentals. This often means sharing a home with extended family or close friends. Many times, the result is a convivial, festive romp that produces fond memories and occasional hilarity. Unless it doesn’t. There are several situations that may arise, particularly around other people’s […]
This time of year, many families are embarking on getaways. These can take many forms. My personal favorite is to leave the kids with Grandma and head off somewhere – anywhere – without them. But this is not always feasible for a variety of reasons, and traveling with kids can be, let’s face it, hell. […]
Spring break conjures up visions of fun in the sun and a carefree break from school. For divorced or divorcing families and for blended families, long breaks from the school year routine can create a unique set of challenges. Whether you are traveling or having a ‘stay-cation’, sorting out plans and transitions can be exhausting […]
My sweet girls, As I dropped you off for the first day of school today, I had that moment of overwhelming emotion that has been present since your first day of preschool. There is such a feeling of promise and excitement in the air each year on this day. I look back on our summer […]
We just got back from a wonderful family trip to Barbados. Just the other day, as I was floating in the magnificently turquoise waters, I couldn’t help but think back to all the trips I’ve been lucky enough to take to this special destination. I reflected on how each trip and island has represented a […]
Last week we put up our Christmas tree. At the end of each crazy day during this hectic season, it’s so nice to sit back and just take in its beauty. I have such fond memories of the Christmas trees of my childhood. I remember going with my sister and parents to pick one out; […]