Traveling With(out) Kids

2 May

Have any of you ever left the kids with your parents, siblings or friends and headed out on a solo vacation with your partner?  Ever since we became parents over a decade ago we have been stealing away for a day or two (and a few times even a week) to get some much needed time alone.   We come back from these little trips refreshed and rested (physically and mentally) and ready to dive back into our very busy family life.  I’ve written all about it over on the creative parenting blog Classic Play.  Check it out and let me know your thoughts!traveling without kids


3 Responses to “Traveling With(out) Kids”

  1. juliedekeyzer May 2, 2013 at 13:31 #


    I loved to read your column … it is so recognizable (is that even a word, my English is going downhill, my baby talk on the other hand is in full swing)!!! You are such a good writer, you should really do something with that. I even laughed out loud a couple of times!!! And that’s exactly what I need because we are really in that period of our life when we cannot say one full sentence to each other without being interrupted by one child who is on the loo, or trying to get on it, or peeing right next to it, another child who is having a tantrum refusing to eat and splashing spinage all over the place and a third child who is indeed asking why humans cannot fly!

    So thank you for sharing, and keep up the good writing because it is a bliss to read your adventures!

    And we just booked ourselves a weekend away to London in June … room service, 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep, DVD-box … here I come 😉

    Big kiss!!

    • Jillian in Italy May 3, 2013 at 23:07 #

      Great that you guys are getting away to London! You definitely deserve it. Get lots of rest, shop tons, eat at grown-up restaurants and party until you just can’t party no more! Can’t wait to hear all about it. Jill x

  2. Judith May 6, 2013 at 23:39 #

    Loved reading your column last week, Jill. As we don’t have kids, I cannot fully relate to the baby-situation, but having some time off from the daily routine (involving kids or not), sleep, and create new memories together is important for any couple. At least for my couple it is 😉
    And I’m totally with Julie: you’re such a good writer! Can’t wait to read your Italy story in the next sisterMAG issue (and of course see you in person in a few weeks)! Bisous!

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