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Bring on the Summer Vacation!

Have you ever noticed a mom that looked tired and frustrated on a family vacation? Of course you have, we’ve all been there. This summer you can actually enjoy a vacation without returning home exhausted. Here’s how to plan the perfect vacation where you get to relax and your kids still have a blast.

The summer has arrived and this is prime time for family vacations. Just remembering your family getaway last year brings forth an onset of mental exhaustion and stress. As the flashback kicks in you see yourself frantically shuffling the kids from theme park to theme park where you wait in line an average of 2 hours in sweltering 90 degree heat just to get on rides that send your stomach spinning and your breakfast flying, then spending your evenings scolding the kids for screaming and fighting in the quiet restaurant and you roll your eyes at your loving husband who pretends to be oblivious to it all behind the sports section of the newspaper.

It’s no wonder summer vacations have become bittersweet. You can put away the Excedrin. Just in time for summer, here is some great advice for busy Moms that want to put the concept of ‘vacation’ back into family vacations and ideas that will ensure everyone in the crew has fun.

1. Plan Activities Prior To Travel. A great way to troubleshoot for your next family vacation is to plan your activities ahead of time. It’s good to have an idea of what kinds of things you want to do, but it’s fantastic to have details and print-outs of directions, times, and phone numbers for your family getaway. Be sure to include possible activities for downtime and rainy-days.

2. Mommy’s Little Helpers. Keeping your kids involved in the planning process will go a …

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