Tag: road trip

Epilepsy, parenting, PCDH19, Travel

The Things That Scare Me

At some point in the demo, he asked me about the fear of parenting a child you could lose at any moment.  I told him that it’s always there, and then, without thinking, I said “that’s why we travel.”  When the stress and emotions get to be too much, my husband and I load our kids up in the truck and haul our 5th wheel somewhere.  I think it is something of a carpe diem thing for us.  We embrace the days we have because we don’t know how many more there will be.

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parenting, Travel

Five (more) tips for your best family road trip ever

If your family is like mine, you are over-scheduled and overtired. We try to have family dinners or connect between appointments but maintaining a connection can be hard no matter how much you love the people around you. The best thing about a family road trip is that you are given hours of uninterrupted time to talk and just be together. Do what you can to set your kids up for success and then embrace the adventure. You may actually find that you enjoyed the journey as much if not more than the destination. This week I have five more time tested tricks to having your best family road trip ever. Remember that every family is different but these really do work with my kids. Try them out and keep the ones that work for you.

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