I recently came across an article by Parents about vacations and their long-lasting impact on families. According to the article can impact their brain development (new sights, sounds, environments) and acts as "happiness anchors."
My husband and I both work hard from home. We don't take weeks of vacations each year. But more and more we are seeing the importance of getting away as a family. Its a time for all of us to slow down, laugh more, play games, and try new things. My personal goal for our family is that we find a way to do this once a quarter on long weekends.
It helps that we are past the crazy baby stage (our kids were poor travel-sleepers those first few years!) and we don't need to stuff pack-n-plays and strollers in the back of our car. It also helps that we now live on the East coast and have family in driving distance (for this trip we stayed with my brother who lives in Orlando.)Read More