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Why Sleep is Essential for Single Parent Travel
By September 14, 2017 Read More →

Why Sleep is Essential for Single Parent Travel

Traveling together can be a fun bonding experience for you and your children. Unfortunately, this can also be pretty difficult, especially if your kids are a handful. Lack of sleep – either yours or your children – can add a different set of hurdles to an already challenging experience. That is why we previously advised here on Single Parent Travel to get enough rest the night before your scheduled travel to reduce possible problems while you are in transit. However, this is only a temporary solution, because the amount of…
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“Life as a Single Mom…Oh My!”–Dear Tired Overexerted Single Mom Who Feels Like Nothing She Does is Quite Enough
By August 26, 2017 Read More →

“Life as a Single Mom…Oh My!”–Dear Tired Overexerted Single Mom Who Feels Like Nothing She Does is Quite Enough

Oftentimes we exert so much energy trying to do it all that we forget how important even the smallest of gestures really mean in the grand parenting scheme. We stop studying to kiss boo-boos, we skip social outings to attend parent-teacher conferences (newsflash kids-we’re not crazy about them either)-generally our worlds tend to stop rotating when the people who rely on us, need us. We spend countless hours reassuring our children that there’s no monster in the closet, Bloody Mary is a myth, and Poltergeist is just a movie. But,…
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“Life as a Single Mom… Oh My!” — 3 Amazing Things No One Tells You When You Become a Single Mom
By August 13, 2017 Read More →

“Life as a Single Mom… Oh My!” — 3 Amazing Things No One Tells You When You Become a Single Mom

No one plans on becoming a single mom. Let me rephrase that: aside from the fiercely independent women that get tired of waiting on “Mr. Right” to arrive, and decide to find his face in a book at the nearest fertility clinic; no one plans on becoming a single mom. If there’s one thing most single mothers have in common, it’s the fact that we truly believed that we’d have and hold onto a picturesque family unit. For me, becoming pregnant at 19 and actually marrying my son’s father was…
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Where in the world is Brenda
By March 20, 2017 Read More →

Where in the world is Brenda

My 2016 travels mostly focused on domestic destinations. In April a quick weekend trip to Disneyland and in May we returned to northern California and this time successfully enjoyed Yosemite National Park, which we missed a few years back due to the government shut down of national parks. We rode on several historic narrow gauge railroads in Colorado – great family fun! And stayed at a B& B where “Indiana Jones and the Final Crusade” was filmed. Denver is really popping as a tourist destination, and we now have a…
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Oh no!  We were hacked!
By December 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Oh no! We were hacked!

We were hacked. While we are not sure who is responsible, we were hacked last week.  I suspect it is some Nigerian Prince, but my IT guys tell me it is likely someone from Russia. Anyhow, we gave them the boot; but there were some lingering issues. On the technology side, they have been handled, and I decided to take the opportunity to give the site a refresh.  But, all of the old content is still here and functional! So for now, it is boring and bland. In the coming…
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An update on Travels with Brenda and a new trip planned
By December 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

An update on Travels with Brenda and a new trip planned

Greetings all– It has been a while, but I wanted to catch you up on my travels! My travels the past year covered a wide variety of destinations, both domestic and international, and included some unexpected events such as experiencing a major earthquake in Nepal! But, more about that later….Let’s start off with my report on a truly World Class destination…. SOUTH AFRICA Capetown, South Africa from the Table Mountain (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Prior to our scheduled SPT South Africa group trip this July, I flew down to Capetown in…
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My Medifast Update #2 – Down 32
By November 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

My Medifast Update #2 – Down 32

OK, I promised to not be one of those nudges and update on my progress all the time–it’s been almost 2 months since the last update and I am beyond thrilled with the results. So far, I have lost 32 pounds and I can see all sorts of changes. My family crest ring may need to be re-sized I am wearing some clothing that was previously too tight I am feeling a lot better in general My endurance is up I am still riding the bike when I can–it’s getting…
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Family Travel In The Electronic Age
By October 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Family Travel In The Electronic Age

Should kids be allowed to be connected electronically when the family travels? How much is too much and what limits are appropriate? As a mom of 3 teenagers aged 17, 15, and 14 I have watched my kids get sucked into the vortex that is social media.  I can hardly blame them as media technology has swept over society like an electronic tsunami.  Any news item at all is followed in real time as it happens and even the most trivial post can go viral seen by millions worldwide in…
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My Medifast Update #1–Down 15
By September 30, 2013 3 Comments Read More →

My Medifast Update #1–Down 15

I’ll keep this short and sweet. After a month, of eating flavored cardboard described as “nutritional food” I am seeing a lot of progress. Actually the food is not all that bad. There is some that is horrible (to me) and much of it is very tolerable to the point where I do not think of it as a chore to eat. The cardboard meals are supplements with their “digestive health pills” Vitamin B-12 and some “Super Omega 3″ fish oil pills–I hate fish…good thing they are in a pill.…
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What’s the big deal about gambling at sea?
By September 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

What’s the big deal about gambling at sea?

If you’re looking for fun-filled vacations in the deep blue seas, then a cruise is one of the best entertainment solutions available. In addition to all of the activities and pots of call, there is so much to do on a ship; you may never want to leave. One thing that might surprise you if you have never cruised, are that there are casinos at sea. You no longer need to go to Las Vegas to gamble.  And once you hit international waters, the casinos will open. To give you…
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