Traveling w/ Kids: It’s Not Awful, But It IS Different

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of posts from parents that basically all say that traveling with kids is the pits: no rest, no relaxation, no fun–just supervision and crankiness and stress the vast majority of the time. (Or my own personal favorite: “Let’s get real–it’s really only a vacation for the kids.”) I get it. …

I Actually Managed to Surprise Matt w/ an Overnight Getaway

I’ve decided that either A) it’s hard to plan a surprise for your spouse (in general), or (B) I’m not very good at planning surprises, because it has taken me almost four and a half years to successfully plan a big surprise for Matt. Sure, I’ve planned some small little treats as surprises (like picking …

Road Trippin’ It With a Baby: Tips and Tricks

Before we left on our road trip to Kansas City a couple weeks ago, we basically only heard two comments when we told people we were about to make a 16-hour drive with a two-and-a-half-month-old child: 1) You guys are crazy, and 2) The time to take a road trip with a baby is now–she’ll …

In Which I Post About a Million Pics of Raven’s First National Park Experience

The reason I’ve been a bit MIA from the blog is because we just got back from road trippin’ it all the way to Missouri to celebrate my dad’s recent marriage (big post with lots of pics to follow). When we visited my dad two summers ago, Matt and I just gritted our teeth and …