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.
Taking kids to Disney should be a magical experience, right? From meeting Mickey to flying on Dumbo, memory-making abounds. But LOTS of planning and strategizing goes into all that magic, and LOTS of parenting challenges present themselves inside the park gates. Today Sarah chats with Katie Gouldner from The Mom Hour team about the weeklong Disney trip she’s planning for later this spring. From rope-drop strategies to how to land the best dining reservations–it’s a lot! Katie then looks to Sarah for her best Disney parenting tips and advice for navigating long days at the parks with littles.
Since moving back to my hometown of Santa Barbara in 2020, I’ve gained an even greater appreciation for the place that raised me. I feel both like a total native AND like a newcomer (22 years away is a long time!), often in the same day or even the same moment. I’m also fiercely proud of the local culture in Santa Barbara, which continues to evolve but has always celebrated family-owned businesses, the arts, and of course the natural beauty, wine, and surf culture that the area is known for. Santa Barbara is a great place for families, but it’s also a really popular getaway for couples and girls weekends, so I’ve tried to put together recommendations that work for whatever brings you to town. If you visit and try any of these recommendations, please let me know!
Welcome to the Gateway to the Midwest and my hometown – St. Louis! While I currently live about 40 miles west, I grew up much closer to downtown. I absolutely love all that St. Louis has to offer for families. There are so many fun things to do and see, and there is truly something for everyone. Here are my best tips for visiting St. Louis with kids and checking out our most popular tourist attractions, including some fun things to do (or eat!) as a family near each attraction.
Amber waves of grain, golden plains filled with sunflowers, tornado alley and Dorothy—this might be what you think of when you think of Kansas City – but that’s not all we’re made of! Kansas City sits in the heart of the nation and is split between Kansas and Missouri. As you crisscross state lines, get ready to experience the variety “the metro” offers for families and couples alike. Our hometown sports are second to none, but if sports aren’t your thing, don’t worry! We’ve got tantalizing BBQ, cool indoor experiences to beat the summer heat, and lots of outdoor adventures waiting for you. Welcome!