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Surviving Air Travel with your Children

I have often said that I prefer childbirth to airline travel with my children. When you are flying with children, most people avoid you, some people hate you, sometimes you hate your kids and you rarely get to eat if you are trying to manage little mouths on the run. When you’re in labor, people want you to relax, they bring you food and everyone is willing to help a crying baby.

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Surviving Air Travel with your Children

I have often said that I prefer childbirth to airline travel with my children. When you are flying with children, most people avoid you, some people hate you, sometimes you hate your kids and you rarely get to eat if you are trying to manage little mouths on the run. When you’re in labor, people want you to relax, they bring you food and everyone is willing to help a crying baby.

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A Busy Mom's Packing Hacks...5 Tips to Ease the Packing Panic

With a traveling resume that includes living in a city with no family and being the wife of a professional athlete with seven children, I’ve spent a good part of the last 15 years traveling with my children all over the country. Through trial and error, I’ve developed a non-fail packing system that is simple and organized. Follow these five simple tips to ease the packing pain.

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The Keys Vacation that Never Disappoints - Hawks Cay & Islamorada

I am a mother to seven children and the wife of a giant, unorganized child so going on vacation often feels like a business trip. After booking the trip and packing everyone, I then have to plan the activities of the day with a baby in tow in addition to activities for my teenagers, school aged children and my toddlers. Finding a vacation destination that works for everyone is a huge challenge but there is one place we return to year after year and that's Hawk’s Cay in the Florida Keys.

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Luke Bryan's Crash My Playa Review & Fan Guide

Being the thoughtful wife that I am, I thought that for our anniversary last year, there was no better gift for my husband that a surprise vacation to Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa in Mexico. While some may have called it a “trip to see your imaginary boyfriend on the beach,” I tend to think fondly of our vacation as some much needed couple time filled with relaxation, adventure and good music.

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Packing Hacks...5 Tips to Ease the Packing Panic

With a traveling resume that includes living in a city with no family and being the wife of a professional athlete with seven children, I’ve spent a good part of the last 15 years traveling with my children all over the country. Through trial and error, I’ve developed a non-fail packing system that is simple and organized. Follow these five simple tips to ease the packing pain.

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A Southerner's Guide to The Hamptons - Part 2 - Watermill & Bridgehampton

Bridgehampton is an elegant little town with several antique shops, restaurants with locally produced wines, home decor stores and boutiques sprinkled in among the galleries. It is also very rural here with many horse farms and celebrity residents like Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel. This is also the place where BROOKE SHIELDS ASKED TO HOLD MY BABY!

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Luke Bryan's Crash My Playa Review & Fan Guide

Being the thoughtful wife that I am, I thought that for our anniversary last year, there was no better gift for my husband that a surprise vacation to Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa in Mexico. While some may have called it a “trip to see your imaginary boyfriend on the beach,” I tend to think fondly of our vacation as some much needed couple time filled with relaxation, adventure and good music.

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Hawk's Cay...The Keys Resort that Never Disappoints

Vacationing with children is work; showering alone is a vacation. With seven children, ranging from newborn to 15, finding a family vacation destination that is relaxing for me but works for toddlers, elementary aged, tweens and teens is a challenge I have failed at many times. I feel like I come home from vacation and need my own vacation to want to be around my family again. There is however once place that I return to year after year….Hawk’s Cay in the Florida Keys.

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Surviving Air Travel with your Children

I have often said that I prefer childbirth to airline travel with my children. When you are flying with children, most people avoid you, some people hate you, sometimes you hate your kids and you rarely get to eat if you are trying to manage little mouths on the run. When you’re in labor, people want you to relax, they bring you food and everyone is willing to help a crying baby.

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