Category Archives: family vacations

Mama Says So Play Dates go International

I am a big fan of the international play date! I just shipped my 13 year old off to Paris for her first French Play Date with the Bannelier family.     And its about time! My son and the oldest Bannelier boy have been swapping summer play dates since they were 11 years old. They are […]

Europe with Kids? Why not?

One last word on Museums with kids – Skip the paid guides. They are paced for art loving, information seeking adults. Kids would rather eat glass than listen to them!

My Running Slumber Party – MC200

Once a year, I do a crazy thing called the MC200 race.  I jump in a van with a bunch of guys from my neighborhood and we run 200 miles from Madison, WI to Montrose Harbour in Chicago.  Why?  Well, lets just say it breaks up the routine of a working Mom and it is […]

Spring Break

My family never goes on Spring break, so imagine how excited they were when I told them we would go this year.  Then try to picture their faces when I told them we were headed to Death Valley!  My husband just said “hell-to-the-no”, but my children are still young enough to be forced into compliance. […]