The loss of a pet can bring as much grief as the loss of some human friends and family members. This makes sense when you consider the role our animal companions play in our everyday lives. You cared for your pet’s every need and, because they could not speak, you learned to communicate in other ways. Such caring builds intimacy similar to that found between a parent and their infant; love without conflict, jealousy, or any of the other complications found in most relationships. So when a pet … [Read more...] about Coping With The Death Of A Pet
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Packing for your vacation means making a lot of decisions about what you can and can not live without for the length of your trip. Do you need 3 different pairs of heels? Should you pack your rain coat? What about the book series you are in the middle of? While it is hard to say what you will need for each different vacation, here are a few things that you will rarely need to pack. The Hair Dryer Most, if not all, hotels and resorts offer a hair dryer for guest use. It may not be the … [Read more...] about Don’t Pack This!
Getting up for an early run isn’t something I usually do. I prefer to do my running at night, but with beautiful sunsets and so many incredible breweries and restaurants in Port Austin, my summer evenings were occupied. I pulled on my running shoes and popped in the earbuds, then set out through the quaint beach town towards the lake. Small lake communities like Port Austin, Michigan remind me of my childhood. My grandparents lived across the street from Lake Huron in Kincardine, Ontario … [Read more...] about A Morning Run in Port Austin, Michigan
Elaine Karlson is planning a vacation to Cooperstown, N.Y., to visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and to watch her grandson compete in a baseball game. And she's worried. First, there's the price difference between the refundable airline tickets and the nonrefundable ones -- the refundable ones are three times as expensive. There's also the question of what to do if she and her husband have to cancel. Instead of paying extra for the less restricted ticket, she's considering travel … [Read more...] about We’ve got your covered for objective travel insurance information
The airport can be tedious for adults, so when you consider it from a child’s perspective, it is downright boring. But not to worry! I’ve got a few ideas for how you and the kids can make the time fly by while waiting to escape to tropical paradise. First, start by making the packing fun and have each kid put together their personal bag for the airport and flight—with your supervision of course so as to avoid accidentally bringing the whole toy box. Also keep in mind of all those usual … [Read more...] about Keep Little Hands Busy at the Airport
My husband and I have recently braved a couple of long car rides with our three youngest children. Since they can end up brawling on the shortest of trips, we wanted to make sure they were occupied for the trips. I have tried a lot of things but these are the things I found most useful on our trips... Managing a long car ride with kids: Travel trays: Each kid gets their own tray that has a cup holder and a pocket for storing books, writing utensils, etc. There are fewer spills and … [Read more...] about How to survive a long car ride with young children