It wasn’t until my eyes began to twitch that I realized my stress was manifesting itself in a physical way. It was that moment that I knew I needed a break. I needed a mom vacation.
I grabbed a friend and we headed to Outer Banks for a relaxing weekend filled with everything we liked aside from the trip to urgent care. I will explain that later.
We were hosted at the Sanderling Resort in Duck, North Carolina. The rooms were “beachful” elegance and the location is gently nestled between the sound and the ocean. The property offers many amenities so you do not need to leave. You can enjoy the pool, spa, hot tub, water sports, biking or reading a book on one of the many lovely decks complete with rocking chairs.
On the premise the Sanderling resort features a charming dining establishment. The Caffey’s Inlet Life Saving Station No. 5 resort guests and visitors for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant asks that you refrain from wearing bathing suits with covers. I suggest you take the opportunity to get a little dressed up. You can sit by the fire and warm up as the coastal breeze increases your appetite.Continue reading
El Paso means to pass through. What if passing through wasn’t that simple what if you couldn’t just pass through and remain unchanged when you left? That happened to me. I was on a press trip visiting El Paso. I thought it would just be another city in Texas. I was wrong.
You are going across town or across the country. You need pet transport. You need tips on how to travel with a dog by car. I understand. I just traveled with three kids and a dog from Virginia to Florida and not only did we survive but we had a great time. It required planning on my part but once I implemented my plan our puppy was happy and so were my children.
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It isn’t the hills that beckon or that sound that one hears when they listen. It is the way the grass moves in the wind and the way that the river flows and the rocks that the children throw on its shores. These are the shores where history was made. There are people who are ready to share the tales of time gone by in historical Palmyra.
We are a town of many faces and histories. The city of Palmyra, Virginia is full of people who grew up here and the people who moved here and never wanted to move on. We are a little rural community that believes in one another. We are a hand to hold and a day to explore. We have apple orchards and a country store. We have fresh vegetables that are passed to you by the hands that nurtured them. We have farmers who have jams to sell and the homemade bread on which to lay the spread. We have fresh eggs from chickens that roam.Continue reading
Summer days are fast approaching and I’m already anticipating the kids’ cries of “Mom! We’re bored!” In an attempt to prevent that from happening this year, we started planning our family vacation the day after school started in the fall. You might ask why we start planning the family vacation so early. It’s simple … we live on a $30,000 a year budget and have to carefully plan luxuries such as vacations in order to stick to that budget.
Do you remember the day you tried to hold your breath? You sucked in as much air as possible. You were sure it would be enough. You prepared your mind and body for the greatest feat on Earth only to have that feat last for seconds not minutes and then the air escaped like it does when you blow up a balloon and let it go. It flies around the room and your eyes can barely follow the excitement. They want to make sense of the pattern. They want to figure out how it works but they can’t because you are filled with the same wonder, joy, and excitement that comes with laughing so hard your sides ache.