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How Do You Handle Post Vacation Recovery?

Vacations may be fun but sometimes leave parents needing 'a vacation.' How can we prevent this from happening?

With Memorial Day behind us, and summer break almost here, trips, camps and activities are sure to keep kids and families very busy.

But with the stress of planning a family trip and keeping up with everything while traveling, parents often return home feeling like they need another vacation!

How can parents plan time away without needing more time away afterward? Are there any sure-fire tips on planning the right vacation for everyone?

Susan Pascal June 01, 2011 at 08:27 PM
Moms Talk is live! Let's have your comments!
Charlene Ross June 01, 2011 at 10:17 PM
This is a good question! I know I always come home from my vacation needing a vacation! I think something really important is to never come home on a Sunday - it's way to hard for us parents to return to work on Monday after just being home a few hours. If possible come home on a Friday - it does cut the vacation short a bit, but it will give everyone in the family - parents and kids alike- time to adjust to time changes and getting back to the routine (plus it gives time for laundry!) Also, by returning on a Friday - even if it's late Friday night- you can give the kids (and yourself) a few days to be lazy, lay low, and readjust to being home.
Kim Tracy Prince June 03, 2011 at 09:31 PM
I just let everything go to hell around the house until I catch up. And I don't invite anyone over.
Charlene Ross June 03, 2011 at 10:26 PM
Haha! Kim - that's awesome! (And sounds a lot like how it goes at my house as well! I hate those people who unpack immediately! It can take me weeks!)

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