From surfing lessons and sunset cruises, to training dolphins and learning about space…Meagan and her two teens, Clara and Owen,
Deciding where to go on a family vacation with littles can be overwhelming. How will the kids adjust to all the changes? Will the adults enjoy their time, too? In this special episode of The Mom Hour, Meagan chats with team member Catie Parrish about her family’s spring break trip to Florida. Listen to hear all about Catie’s favorite things they did, as well as her top tips for happy travels with young kids. Catie also shares how she preps her house before a big trip, as well as how to make it easier to come home.
Spring brings with it pretty flowers, warm sunshine and fresh scents…and also bugs, rain and mud. In today’s More Than Mom, Meagan and Sarah get in the mood for spring by comparing how our different climates show up for the season, how we lean into spring in our homes, and what our outdoor spaces have to show off this time of year. We also reflect on how spring is a full sensory experience and chat about bringing the outside IN to spruce up our homes.
Want to get ahead before the May madness sets in? Do these things now and set yourself up for a less stressful summer! In Episode 412 Meagan and Sarah return for the second in a two-part series with tips from our own lives and from The Mom Hour community, including identifying micro-seasons within your longer summer plans, anticipating shifts in kids’ sleep patterns, and saving money this summer by recognizing what you probably WON’T do this summer.
As a mom, summer reading no longer means trudging through some classic novel assigned by your high school English teacher; as an adult, you can fill your summer with stories that bring an escape or fill up your days with a little more fun. Here’s how I gear up in the springtime for a summer full of just-for-mom reading!
I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how much fun egg-dyeing became when my youngest was about six. In the little years we stuck with the most basic dye kits (I learned to hide the stickers and the little cardboard display rings and the cellophane shrink wraps and anything else that was bound to cause bickering or overwhelm), but in recent years we’ve started to branch out into specialty egg dyeing kits and new techniques. Here are a few we’ve enjoyed – and a couple I’ve got my eye on!