When my kids are doing something important like entertaining themselves (play is a child’s MOST important job) and I need to ask them to get ready to leave (i.e. go to the loo and get their shoes and coats on) it’s not uncommon for me to hear something like “NOOOO! I don’t wanna go right now!!!” Here’s how YOU can get out the door without power struggles at home.
Long weekends can either be periods of relief or chaos depending on how your family spends them. Memorial Day Weekend is one that lends itself to being busy simply because of the warm, end-of-May weather (hello, pool time!). Whether you are hosting family in the New York area, or whether you are road tripping to the city, here are some tips on how to spend the weekend with your family.
Moving is hard enough, but multiplying it by having kids and doing it in a city as bustling and hectic as New York City makes it incredibly complicated. A move can be a very difficult transition for children, even if it’s just one across town. Just like at the start of the school year, a move can be a difficult transition period for children. However, moving can also be an excellent opportunity to get a new lease on life if you allow it to be.
While the winter winds howl outside, daydreaming about your summer vacation provides a mental respite from the bitter reality of the chilly season. When your California dreaming reaches its peak, the time to truly begin planning your beach getaway has arrived. How can you ensure the entire family enjoys the sunny shore as much as you do?
When you want to travel on a budget, road trips become a go-to vacation. Fortunately, we live in a diverse state with much to see and explore. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventuring or a relaxing weekend on Lake Placid, you have many options within a short drive from New York City.
Does vacationing with a baby sound like the least relaxing thing you can do? Well, you’re not alone there. Moms definitely don’t get a break on vacation, but there are measures you can take to help things go more smoothly and maybe even get a few minutes of peace.
Be sure to put these eight tips into practice the next time you and your brood head out to see the world. That way, everyone will be happy with your travel experience — and ready for the next family adventure.
Going on a vacation while pregnant can feel boring. There’s so much you can’t eat, drink, or try out because it’s bad for the baby. Despite all this, a trip to New York City can end up being the perfect vacation for expecting mothers. Whether it’s your first time visiting or your first time living in NYC while pregnant, there’s a lot to do- even after you exclude all the things you can’t do during these nine months.
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.