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The Family Road Trip’s Toughest Job: The Passenger Seat

There is a place, found on interstates everywhere in the summer months, sure to test the patience of saints and the grace of angels. It’s the front passenger seat of the vacationing family’s car. This is the epicenter of daylong road trips, the command post for managing back-seat requests, demands, and negotiations.   We’ve all […]

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5 Tips for Family Vacation Survival

How am I going to survive this vacation? Why does it seem like going on a “relaxing” family vacation never ends up being relaxing for moms? Between the planning, packing, traveling, child wrangling, feeding, and laundry there never seems to be a moment to breathe. After 10 years, 4 kids, 1 dog, and too many […]

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Tips for Planning A Babymoon

most Ah, babymoon – the last hurrah for you and your significant other before you’re tied down to that adorable new bundle of joy. I’m not sure the term “babymoon” has been around too terribly long, but I certainly appreciate the notion. My husband and I went on nice, relaxing babymoons each time I was […]

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5 Reasons to Visit Omaha

Two-thirds of the way through the summer my family started to get a little stir-crazy. We still had a month left of summer but nothing “fun” scheduled. At that point I knew we needed something to look forward to, something to get us out of town. Something like a weekend road trip to Omaha! Here […]

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5 Tips to a No Kid Vacation | Des Moines Moms Blog

5 Tips to a No Kid Vacation

A little over a year ago, we received a phone call from my grandparents. My grandparents asked if we’d be up for a family trip to ITALY! Of course, we said YES and the planning commenced! We all decided that the girls were just too young to take on a trip like this so, thankfully, […]

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