Oh family vacations. So fun, right? Yes, however?I?ve always found that a family vacation is really just moving your chaos to a different city, state or country.
Let?s be honest, the anticipation is fabulous the memories remarkable, but the day-to-day of a vacation can be chaotic as usual, just in a more exotic location than home. I always hoped that no one would need laundry done, or to be fed, or watched or refereed, but alas, kids are kids. They get hungry, cranky, sunburned, tired?
Now I am not suggesting you abandoned the American dream of a family vacation. Please take your kids on vacations and try to do it annually. It doesn?t have to break the bank. Our most extravagant vacation to Disney World is not what stands out in my grown children?s memories. It?s the long days at the lake, the camping conundrums (seriously does camping ever come without a shared tragedy moment?), the visits to the beach (drive 14 hours stay a week, cook, clean and do laundry as if you were home).
It?s the consistent adventures that make the impact.
But back to the idea of a vacation. Take it from this veteran mom, set your expectations on family vacation low. Remind yourself it is just moving your chaos from one place to another, but you are creating memories and that?s significant.
But what about a real vacation for mom, or mom and dad? Time away from kiddos is imperative. Now I know it?s costly to do two vacations, but what if one was free??
Say what? Where do you get a free vacation? The Price is Right? Why, yes, that is a possibility, but you have a much better chance to earn a free vacation through Mary & Martha.
As you read this, I am on the beach at an all-inclusive resort in Playa Mujeres, Mexico with Mary & Martha Consultants who earned a trip through their business. Some earned two trips and have a guest with them. We will spend the next few days in the sun & the water. We will eat (they serve fresh guacamole by the buckets), laugh, dance (each and every time we all get together), and celebrate.
We will celebrate the businesses these women have built. Businesses with no glass ceilings. They can build it as big as they want. They can grow teams and help other women grow a business and?
They can earn a free vacation!
Join us now and let?s vacation together next spring!