Rule of Thumb When Vacationing with Small Kids


Every morning you are on vacation the child will be up at/or before 7:00am. You will get no additional rest so don’t even hope for it as the constant disappointment will sully your mood the entire trip.

However, on the final day you will have to drag them out of the bed. You need not worry about missing checkout time though as your eyes will pop open at 7:00 out of habit!

Happy family vacation!

Decatur summer night

We Have Reached the Halfway Point

Decatur summer night

Summer nights at the Decatur Square

I think the 4th of July holiday can count as the official halfway point of summer. I passed an elementary school yesterday with a sign that read “SCHOOL STARTS AUG 4th!” The way the new rules go, kids start school in the heat of it all rather than the month of September. No matter what the board of education says as long as the weather is warm beaches call our name (I recommend Hilton Head) and the latest good book¬†fill our brains.

Don’t lose hope that summer is ending, there are still pools, pedicures, and parties to be had. And you don’t need to leave town to relax and reboot. That weekly two-day holiday called Saturday and Sunday are always full of possibilities.