20 Exciting Car Games for Kids

A road trip is the best way to introduce your children to the wonders of the world. Few experiences can be as entertaining and as educational at the same time. However, being stuck together in the back seat can be quite a challenge for most kids. Especially if they are of different age groups. Temper tantrums, quarrels, and bouts of yelling are common, The trick, as every parent knows, is to keep the cute little monsters occupied. To give them an opportunity to vent their excess energy, keep their hyperactive minds busy with things to do. ...more

Jet Skipping

Where is the one place you would never want to go on vacation that other people seem to love? I'm really not adverse to traveling anywhere, but for the sake of today's prompt, I'll admit that the first place that came to mind was New York....more

Tiny Travelers: Seeing the World with Young Children

Traveling with young children is never an easy under taking.  Sometimes just the thought of planning the trip, packing and getting everyone and everything to your destination can be overwhelming.  When my husband got transferred to Ireland for 2 ½ years, we could have sat around, dreaming of all the things there were to see and do right outside our door or we could experience it ourselves, take in all that Europe had to offer.  We chose the latter.  We chose to bear the stress of the logistics and make our traveling dreams a reality. ...more


It was a Saturday and nothing moved in the still heat of the Tel Aviv morning. The eerily deserted street swam before my eyes. I blinked. Was this real?Last night, I had tasted the metallic taste of death in my dry mouth, had felt its grip around my aching neck and had squirmed like a rat in a trap, muscles tensing and relaxing involuntarily with the poison they had given me, the breaths hurting my chest as I snatched them from‘Pssssst,’...more

Oh The Places You'll Go!

Theodor Seuss Geisel is the American writer, poet, and cartoonist most widely known for children's picture books written and illustrated as Dr. Seuss.  Even those without children seem to love his quirky stories with not so quirky life lessons in them. One of my favorites is "Oh The Places You'll Go" -- which you can read in full, here: full textBut the blurb I find delightful is:...more

Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes

I’m really sorry to have to do this to you, but I have the best cupcake recipe to share with you today.  Break out your stretchy pants before you bake these up because these cupcakes are FAN-TAB-ULOUS!  I just might sneak another because I know once Mr....more

Have Kids, Will Travel -- Travel Tips For Busy Parents

When traveling with kids, moms need all the help they can get! (Can I get a witness?) So today I thought I'd share with you dear sweet lazy moms (and dads) a few lazy tips I used during our spring break vacation. ...more

Making Your New Year's Travel Resolution A Reality

Well, it's here, the new year. Gone are the holidays, our money and our waistlines and time to get back on track. Sure, everyone has goals and thnigs they want to accomplish this year but is traveling more something you think about every January 1st and never get around to doing? Well, all work and no play makes all of us dull folks. We need to strike a balance in our lives as this way we can be much more content and present in our daily lives....more

#274 Present, Day 19 of 31

Don't have time to cross-post tonight, so just adding the link to show I got my post in...http://caldreamsquirrel.blogspot.com/2012/11/nablopomo-day-19-comfort-food.html**Views do not reflect any physician group, hospital, or any professional institutions or associations with which I am affiliated.  ...more

Why water safety is always important and how I can make any situation into a really awkward moment.

So this weekend I traveled for work and may have scared a fellow passenger into never flying anywhere ever again. Also, I may have outed myself as a complete loser. Fellow Passenger: Does anyone ever really listen to these instructions they give?Me: Oh, I listen every time.FP: You do?...more