He Planned a Mystery Trip Full of Surprises – Pt. 2

  My husband did the unthinkable. He actually planned a spontaneous, surprise vacation for the two of us right down to the dinner reservations each evening. He even made sure the kids were taken care of it so I wouldn’t have to stress over it! You can read about the agonizing month of hint dropping,… [Read More]

He Planned a Mystery Trip Full of Surprises – Part One

The day after Thanksgiving my husband left a piece of paper on my bathroom vanity that said: ‘Don’t plan anything after Christmas and before the kids go back to school. I have made plans for you and I around New Years Eve. I will be coordinating everything including childcare, activities, dining, etc.You are not to… [Read More]

How To Survive a Family Vacation

We just got home from a 9 day family vacation to Palm Springs. We all survived and made some fantastic memories along the way. It was stressful and relaxing all at the same time. (Is that even possible?) It was exhausting and invigorating all at the same time. (Can that even be?) And there were… [Read More]

He Brought Me Along On a Work Trip…Now I’m Eating Crow

Eating Crow: an American colloquialism meaning humiliation by admitting wrongness  or having been proved wrong after taking a strong position Remember this post I wrote almost two years ago about about how much I resented my husband’s work travel? Well, I felt compelled to write an update. Why? Because I finally got invited on one of my husband’s… [Read More]

Observations From Our Latest Walt Disney World Vacation

I’m a Disney girl. I’ve been to Walt Disney World at least a dozen times. I totally get it. The history, the hospitality, the “have a magical day,” the illusion show, the gift shop-y-ness of it all. I LOVE it! And I want my kids to love it too…which is why we make the trip every… [Read More]

Life With(out) a Traveling Husband

My husband travels for work…a lot. In fact, as I write this we are in the middle of one of his busiest travel months of the year. He is/will be travelling 4 weeks during the month of March. So many times I’ve found myself wondering if I’m the only wife who struggles with the strain… [Read More]