Category: Traveling with kids

The Climb. Finding Peace As I Walk Through Grief. Day 23 of 365

It turned out to be an exquisite day in so many ways — bright, sunny, warm and breezy — though it certainly didn’t begin that way.  On that Saturday in May, a number of us were headed to Northern Wisconsin to witness the wedding of a dear friend, someone I’ve known, and with whom I have laughed, for... Read more »

Music And Memory: Sometimes We Take The Long Way Home. Day 16 of 365

Last month, author Robert K. Elder asked if I’d share some words connecting music with my memories. He was planning the April 29th release party for his latest book, THE MIXTAPE OF MY LIFE: A DO IT YOURSELF MEMOIR (Running Press/Hachette Book Group), and I told him I’d be happy to help. Immediately, Supertramp’s TAKE... Read more »

A Mother. A Daughter. And A Dance With Depression.

A Mother. A Daughter. And A Dance With Depression.
In this series, I plan to post as frequently and as honestly as possible about my own journey with depression — and to share my efforts to support my teenage daughter (with her permission) as she battles the same disease. November 22, 2015 Exactly one week ago today, I flew to Vermont with my husband... Read more »
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A Love Letter To Longboarding: Swells of Passion For The Sport That Nearly Killed My Son. Part 3

A Love Letter To Longboarding: Swells of Passion For The Sport That Nearly Killed My Son. Part 3
Click here to read Part 1 Click here to read Part 2 In the hospital, the last thing Henry could remember about the accident was taking a turn too wide and having to make a choice: stay left and hit the hay bales or cut right into a pack of riders. He wasn’t wearing leathers... Read more »

A Love Letter To Longboarding: Swells of Passion For A Sport That Nearly Killed My Son. Part 2

A Love Letter To Longboarding: Swells of Passion For A Sport That Nearly Killed My Son. Part 2
…Continued from Part 1 …Click here to read Part 3 “Christine Wolf! Christine Wolf! Christine Wolf!” “Yeah? That’s me!” I’m standing on an incline looking down at the crowd below. Did I seriously miss Henry coming down the hill? He probably wants to get into the rental car to get the lunch we packed. Jesus.... Read more »

A Love Letter To Longboarding: Swells Of Passion For The Sport That Nearly Killed My Son. Part 1

A Love Letter To Longboarding: Swells Of Passion For The Sport That Nearly Killed My Son. Part 1
Dear Longboarding, This isn’t an easy letter to write, especially since I’ve judged you so harshly for so long. What I’ve come to realize is that I hadn’t fully appreciated you until you almost killed Henry last weekend. I need to get this off my chest though, so just keep reading, even through the hard... Read more »
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5 Best Reasons To Spend The 1st Week Of August In South Haven, Michigan

5 Best Reasons To Spend The 1st Week Of August In South Haven, Michigan
I’ve been visiting South Haven with friends and family for nearly 20 years, so here are my 5 best reasons to spend the 1st week of August in South Haven, Michigan. At the bottom you’ll also find a link to a brand-new rental property with just one available week left this summer (Aug 2-9): 1.... Read more »

Just banned my teens' mobile devices from our upcoming Spring Break trip.

Just banned my teens' mobile devices from our upcoming Spring Break trip.
This is how it went down. I sat in my car, waiting for my nine-year-old son to finish his after-school play rehearsal. “Thanks for calling Verizon. My name’s Vicki. How can I help you?” “Hi, Vicki. My family’s traveling outside the country over Spring Break and I’m wondering if I have international access on my... Read more »
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    I tend to cover life's ups and downs. I don't shy away from the tougher, more emotional stories. While I'm always willing to voice an opinion, it sometimes contradicts my innate desire to please everyone at all times. Such is this crazy life, I suppose. Ultimately, I search for meaning in the human experience, and openly share how I (try to) keep my head above water. Thanks so much for dropping by. I really appreciate hearing your thoughts.

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