I’ll be the first to say I LOVE family vacations. I love short weekend road trips and nice getaways like our most recent Disney Cruise. Being with my kids on a vacation and watching them experience something new with excitement in their eyes is worth every penny. Those memories are the ones that the whole family will cherish forever. So my answer is yes I do take my kids on vacation.
On the flip side of that, I am also a strong believer that all parents need a break. Being a single mother who always has her children I know how important it is to get away at times. Working from home also plays a big part in needing some private time away. Taking a vacation without kids gives parents time to recharge and be ready to tackle parenthood with a fresh presence. When my kids are visiting their extended family I usually try to take that time to get a short vacation in for myself.
I’m headed over to read what Buck has to say, you coming?
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