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#RealityMom Road Trip Guide

Traveling with kids shouldn’t be something that is dreaded. It can be fun, and it is all about how you spin your exciting trip. Going on a trip can be an adventure. Oh, all the wonderful things you are going to see! A great trip with your kids requires a bit of planning, some organization and lots of creativity. Here are some tips on how to make traveling with kids seem like a breeze. Be Prepared. Start your trip off by making sure you have everything you need in case…

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Hello Spring Break Vacation: I Need You More Than My Kids

Spring Break can’t get here soon enough. Sure, it’s a break from school for the kids. But we parents need this break too. I am counting down the days until our family can board the plane and getaway to somewhere warm and sunny. I honestly think that I need a vacation this Spring Break more than my family does. Anyone else with me? Winter this year has been weird with lots of ups and downs. The weather could seriously use a Prozac with snow and ice one week and then…

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I Used to Dread the Winter: Then I Had Kids

Winter. The time when most people hunker down, find a warm place to hang out, and dream about the summer months ahead. Not my family. We live in the upper mid-west where snow may arrive in November and stick around through the end of March. Yet my family…we seek more snow. And bigger hills. Mountains. Our spring break falls in towards the end of our winter season. After months of cold, we load our gear, download some podcasts, and start driving. Seventeen hours to our home away from home. The Mountains….

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Sun-Seeking Mom Skips Out on Winter

Subzero temperatures, wind chill, Snow, freezing rain, snow Boots, salt, sand, slush. Dirty mud room floors, sweaty long underwear, wet socks, blow outs ruined by toques. It all sounds very appealing, doesn’t it? I can’t hack it, I admit it. Despite being a Canadian, I’m not cut out for our winter weather and all the mess that comes along with it. I get a chill in my bones that makes it hard to move my body when the Celsius hits below zero, a wind gush sends tears streaming down my…

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Winter is Wonderful at Canaan Valley Resort

Have you ever thought about running away? Maybe grabbing an old friend and just taking off? Perhaps to some far-off mountains? I sure have… And a few weeks ago, I actually did it. And that’s not even the craziest part. The crazy part was that I ran away to ski. Or quite possibly die trying, because I’d never even see skis in person. As almost everything in my life does, it all started with an random, if benign, question: How would you like to go skiing? We want to send…

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