All posts tagged: spring break

Spring Has Sprung! Has Your Teen?

Spring. Spring Break. And How to Get Your Teen to Spring Up With It. Whether Uncle Sam is leaving you with a little extra spending money this spring, or he’s collecting his dues, there are lots of different ways you can enjoy the burst of spring — and the break it brings — with your kids (and maybe even get your teens to spring up too). There is the typical travel to the typical destinations (who doesn’t love a spring break trip?  WooHoo!).  Yet check out these 5-Under-The-Radar-Spring-Break-Getaways. Many of these are in specific locales, yet similar venues exist in numerous geographic areas . . . perhaps even yours. Having a spring break staycation? What a perfect way to re-group. While you’re staying and cationing, maybe there are some jaunts you can take to spring up your teen and get the springtime endorphins flowing throughout the family. Consider an IMAX theater showing. In various science centers, museums and other locations, IMAX movies can offer a delight into nature and adventure, and can generally appeal to …

Spring Break: A Fresh Look . . . And New Chores?

We’re about to board our plane for spring break, and a thought just took over my brain: “Huh. This traveling thing is pretty easy these days with kids.” I’ve got two, kids that is. One boy (13) and one girl (10). Like anybody’s kids, they are the pride and joy of my life. Yet, now they’re actually helpful. A light bulb went off today, boarding that plane, as I realized how easy this traveling thing (with kids) has become. I reminisced for a moment, looking back on the years of traveling with my pride and joys (those kids, that is.) I was one of those parents who exhausted herself (and anyone else traveling with me) with an over-flowing carry-on of the good ‘ole-fashioned non-electronic entertainment of books . . . activities . . . connect-the-dot books . . . Cheerios . . . to engage them with quality time throughout the never-ending hours in the airports, during layovers, and on the plane. I look now at the young(er) mothers schlepping through the airport, baby on …