traveling without kids
Plan your trip far enough in advance so that it's nothing more than a faint light in the distance. Put it on the backburner of your thoughts. Passive aggressive is the only way to go.
Why isn't it OK to jump off and explore the world without my family? Why did I feel like I was abandoning my post? My partner leaves once or twice a year, for a week or two, and no one even remarks on it. It's culturally acceptable for him to leave.
Who goes to Paris and isn't head-over-heels, can't-stop-smiling excited about it? A Mom, that's who.
Being on an airplane without my children feels like mistakenly leaving my house without a bra. Something is not right.
Of course I missed my kids. I called them and emailed my mom for updates, relishing the few pictures she sent. I talked about them more than any of the childless girls there could probably tolerate. But I had a fantastic time.
Everyone in our family benefits when I get out of the picture every once in a while. I get a much-needed break, time that helps me feel nourished, rested and ready to fully re-engage with the hard work of raising children, and my husband gets solid alone time with our children.
Hotels can't ban guests based on race or sexual orientation, but they can ban kids. Should hotels be allowed to cater to child-free travelers by keeping kids out? Joining Nancy Redd to discuss are guests Wendy Thomson, Keli Goff, and Roman Cybriwsky.